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The truly amazing part is that Jalopnik reviewer actually said a few nice things about the Karma.

 

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Actually, depending on how the wind blows, it's fairly easy to inhale that smoke. All in all, it adds to the car's nuances. I have actually put a couple of stainless exhaust covers on the pipe heads on each side and it looks cool. The panel fit is bad as the guy points out so no arguments there. He is right about why they got the panel fit so wrong as nowadays even the least likely car makers even in Nepal can put a car together with better panel fit, so fire the panel designer!!. I love this beast all the same though. Oh wait, I am choking from exhaust fumes, help, help, Oxygen someone!!!!!!!
 

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I don't think I have ever stood beside the car with an ICE exhaust issue. Also, are we really giving this guy the time of day over a steering wheel tilt motor that is "too strong". Does hustling a web site succeed with such low level observations?
 

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Actually mine are fine too, really. They're not as tight as a BMW or Merc but tight enough. With the driver's window all the way down and in light traffic, you do get a smoke wiff every once in a while from the exhaust pipe on the side. It's only natural that it happens, does not bother me, but as inept as they guy may be, he's got a point about the exhaust fumes.
 

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Brian Wellington's review was better but I had fun watching this odd review - I liked Jason's comment about how easy it was to drive the Citroen and that it was probably designed to be driven with a Gauloise in one hand and a baguette in the other.

As for panel fit - mine has a bit of a lip on the trunk, which I find endearing and part of the character of this vehicle :)
 

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Actually mine are fine too, really. They're not as tight as a BMW or Merc but tight enough. With the driver's window all the way down and in light traffic, you do get a smoke wiff every once in a while from the exhaust pipe on the side. It's only natural that it happens, does not bother me, but as inept as they guy may be, he's got a point about the exhaust fumes.
In my experience, the only time the ICE runs with the car stopped is right after it is started until it comes up to temperature. After that, the Start/Stop algorithm shuts the ICE down whenever you get below a certain speed and certainly when you are stopped, for example at a red light.
 
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