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[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5AkIdhX3Ps[/video]

It's got the ugly winter tire package on... Can anyone translate?

Also, looks like the Fisker will be on Velocity's Vinsetta Garage this Tuesday at 830p ET. Teaser below:
[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1F3DzXOqo[/video]
 

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The first video is in Dutch. Most things he says are things we all know, about how the car works.

Just a few comments he gives about the car:
- The drive is sporty. Not as comfortable as a BMW 7-series or Mercedes S-class. More like a Porsche Panamera or Aston Martin Rapide, which it should be compared with.
- The interior is nice, but there are a few things which are not so handy (he doesn't specify). But, he says, they can be forgiven because the car is so beautiful.
- He says the car is very suitable (and financially attractive) for entrepreneurs who want a beautiful, green car. But it won't be exclusive for very long as over 150 have already been ordered in The Netherlands.

By the way, if you didn't notice yet, this car is a Special Edition. It's the only one that has been sold outside of the US. However, the owner has already traded it in for a EcoSport in Shadow-color, which he liked better.
 

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Oh... I wonder how that trade in worked! I would like to get a different interior combo for mine (but still keep Silver Wind)
 

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Dutch said:
- The drive is sporty. Not as comfortable as a BMW 7-series or Mercedes S-class. More like a Porsche Panamera or Aston Martin Rapide, which it should be compared with.
He's comparing the drive to that of a Panamera or Rapide!?!? Obviously he's never driven either of those cars.

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Oh... I wonder how that trade in worked! I would like to get a different interior combo for mine (but still keep Silver Wind)
Curious as to what color interior you'd chose with the silver wind if you could trade? I wondered what even the Dune monotone would look like in Silver Wind?
 

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SoCalGuy said:
Oh... I wonder how that trade in worked! I would like to get a different interior combo for mine (but still keep Silver Wind)
I'd be curious to hear what kind of trade-in value they would give you on your silver/black car? I wonder if the Karma takes the standard hit, or if the trade-in is much lower given all of the uncertainty with the car/company right now?
 

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SoCalGuy said:
Oh... I wonder how that trade in worked! I would like to get a different interior combo for mine (but still keep Silver Wind)
Curious as to what color interior you'd chose with the silver wind if you could trade? I wondered what even the Dune monotone would look like in Silver Wind?
I have the black interior which is nice - but I like the more exotic look of the tritone (monsoon) especially since it doesn't have the suede stuff!

I'd probably rank it as follows:

Glacier Tritone
Monsoon Tritone
Black
Earth tritone
(gap)
Canon Trtone
Dune
 

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brian said:
Dutch said:
- The drive is sporty. Not as comfortable as a BMW 7-series or Mercedes S-class. More like a Porsche Panamera or Aston Martin Rapide, which it should be compared with.
He's comparing the drive to that of a Panamera or Rapide!?!? Obviously he's never driven either of those cars.

-Brian
He was just talking about ride comfort. The suspension in the BMW 7 and Mercedes S is probably a bit softer than the Karma. He puts the Karma in the same league asthe Panamera and Rapide, who are probably a bit sturdier.
 

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brian said:
Dutch said:
- The drive is sporty. Not as comfortable as a BMW 7-series or Mercedes S-class. More like a Porsche Panamera or Aston Martin Rapide, which it should be compared with.
He's comparing the drive to that of a Panamera or Rapide!?!? Obviously he's never driven either of those cars.

-Brian
He meant while driving with a brick under the gas pedal so you cannot push on it.... I still don't get why people so stubbornly keep saying this is a sports car. It is a great (awesome) looking cruiser. Nothing sporty about it other than the looks. The best feature is obviously the electric drive mode.

By the way, is there anyone here who had no issues at all - or at least heard about an owner with none? I mean just flawless. I need a car for my wife late this year, woudl like the Fisker if they ever get their act together.
 

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Anyone who says their experience is flawless hasn't driven the car, with the current state of the SW it's hard to believe someone wouldn't run into ANY of the issues...
 

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I'll say the car doesn't like to be not charged for a few days. Went on a trip to Seattle for a few days and when I drove it today, the entire dash was dead. Still drove it :) All I got was the start button , the Fisker emblem on the command center and the pyramid lit up. Nothing else. Couldnt get it to go into sport mode. Then about 5 minutes later it went into sport mode, still had no command center, no speedo. Parked it, came back 10 minutes later and everything was fine. Like you guys said, if they haven't had some kind of issue, they haven't driven it. All good!
 

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The following video includes Henrik discussing the Karma, and he touches on recent sales and the DOE (towards the end of the video)...
[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJtNEqe9ugU[/video]
 

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The following video includes Henrik discussing the Karma, and he touches on recent sales and the DOE (towards the end of the video)...
[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJtNEqe9ugU[/video]
Sweeeeeeet..Karma is the first car EVER (punt intended) that comes out of anything that DOE has ever funded. A car that is on the road with certification to sell in N. America and Europe.

This is an absolute smaaaashing success...Congratulations!!! Fisker.:thumbup:
 
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