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Well the day finally arrived: My wife and I took delivery of our new Fisker Karma! We bought the car from Fisker of Atlanta (shout out to Jamin Workmaster who took great care of us!).

Our Karma is an EcoSport, painted Deep Ocean with the Black Sand Monotone interior. It is gorgeous.

Some notes and observations:
  • Our car is on software version 6.14.2
  • The fit and finish is excellent. There are virtually no gap issues, and the problem areas - the trunklid, the bumper/hood/headlight junction and the windows at the pillars are all very acceptable. I personally beleive that because the Deep Oceans ended up being hand painted there was more attention to some of these issues
  • The car did not come with floormats but the dealer is throwing them in. They usually retail for $180 which we both agreed was silly for a $100K car. The mats are on backorder and I should get them in about two weeks
  • I had a couple favorable surprises at the dealership: They ended up giving me $1000 more for my trade-in than they had originally offered (they chalked it up to a typo in my favor :) ) and the finance rate was 0.2% lower than expected. They were able to get me financing at 2.7%, which is better than my bank.
  • I haven't tested everything, but so far I've had no problems with the PRND, backup camera, radio or some of the other common gremlins
  • I did have my first glitch: After I stopped for my impromptu photoshoot (see below) the Check Engine light came on when I restarted the car. The car is now in the garage charging. I'll see if it's on when I get back in it later.

Here are a couple of photos to prove it happened:




Lots more pictures can be found here:
My Fisker Karma Photostream

I think I'm going to sign off now and go driving around!

Brent
 

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Stunning car Brent, the color combo you chose is simply amazing. Congrats on the car and enjoy it! I am also quite jealous of your very cool vintage 1960-ish VW beetle! A beauty!
 

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That is the most amazing paint job ever. BTW, you need a British car. Something to hemorrhage oil in your extremely clean garage.
 

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Car looks great, love that color. You've waited patiently so congrats on the acquisition!

Jamin is a great guy, I've interacted with him a few times and it was always a nice experience.
 

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Congratulations. Love the Fisker's color and also really like your second car. Together, they are bookends to cutting edge automobile technology covering almost 40 years.

Enjoy the Karma.

-- Fab.
 

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Brent, congratulations! Beautiful color! I am happy to hear that the body panels are fitting better now. I am still having some minor fitting problems, which I am apprehensive to ask them to fix. There is always a chance that they can make it worse. My car is still at Fisker Atlanta getting 4.14.2.
 

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Congrats! Welcome to the family.
 

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Dave_Car_Guy said:
Stunning car Brent, the color combo you chose is simply amazing. Congrats on the car and enjoy it! I am also quite jealous of your very cool vintage 1960-ish VW beetle! A beauty!
Thanks Dave!

The Beetle is my wife's car. It's a 1965 and her dad bought it new. It's the car my wife learned to drive in and was her daily driver for a decade or so. She's had it repainted and reupholstered, but it's otherwise pretty much all original. It's in perfect condition. Factories don't make cars this new. I'm not allowed to drive it :)

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Love the Deep Ocean! If we had a choice with the Signature Editions mine would have been Deep Ocean! Welcome to the family!
 

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I was hoping that Earth was going to be a champagne type color and if SEs had been given choice of color I would have gone with that.
 

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QUESTION ?
If my Karma arrives on a boat at NEWARK (Apr 4th)
How does it take for it to be delivered to a dealer in Chicago area?
 

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Awesome-- I agree with all above, the color is stunning. I have to admit Fisker metallic paint looks fabulous is the sunlight!
Congrats on your acquisition and welcome to the club!
 

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Can anyone explain why my Karma's route is what it is?
Why from Germany to Sweden then back to Belgium, etc...

Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 17/03/2012 22/03/2012
GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 24/03/2012 24/03/2012
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 26/03/2012 26/03/2012
SOUTHAMPTON UKNGDOM 27/03/2012 27/03/2012
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 03/04/2012 03/04/2012
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A. 05/04/2012 06/04/2012
BRUNSWICK, GA U.S.A. 09/04/2012 09/04/2012
CHARLESTON,SC U.S.A. 10/04/2012 10/04/2012
 

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WOJO said:
Can anyone explain why my Karma's route is what it is?
Why from Germany to Sweden then back to Belgium, etc...
Well, for one thing, Fisker doesn't get to set the route. Fisker is a consumer of logistics and shipping services and they have to select from what's available on the market. Fisker puts a couple hundred cars on a ship that holds thousands from numerous manufacturers (as well as trucks, other vehicles, and general cargo). I'm sure Fisker chooses the routes with the best optimization of cost, timing and convenience. Pretty much the same thing any of us do when trying to plan a trip by the airlines :)
 

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But WHY? not load Fiskers on a vessel to a much closer port: Sweden or Belgium, not in Germany. On top of it, that is where that vessel is going to anyway with our Fisker.
 

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WOJO said:
But WHY? not load Fiskers on a vessel to a much closer port: Sweden or Belgium, not in Germany. On top of it, that is where that vessel is going to anyway with our Fisker.
The cars get trucked to Turku from the factory where they are shipped in a smaller vessel to Germany to get on the transatlantic ship. This is probably more efficient than trucking the cars all the way to Sweden or Belgium. People have been optimizing trade routes and shipping since the Phoenicians plied the waters of the Mediterranean, so this process is pretty well understood. I am willing to trust Fisker and their shippers on this one.
 

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WOJO said:
Can anyone explain why my Karma's route is what it is?
Why from Germany to Sweden then back to Belgium, etc...

Port Country Arrival Departure

BREMERHAVEN GERMANY 17/03/2012 22/03/2012
GOTHENBURG SWEDEN 24/03/2012 24/03/2012
ZEEBRUGGE BELGIUM 26/03/2012 26/03/2012
SOUTHAMPTON UKNGDOM 27/03/2012 27/03/2012
HALIFAX, NS CANADA 03/04/2012 03/04/2012
NEW YORK, NY U.S.A. 05/04/2012 06/04/2012
BRUNSWICK, GA U.S.A. 09/04/2012 09/04/2012
CHARLESTON,SC U.S.A. 10/04/2012 10/04/2012
JFYI - this seems to be the "standard route" that all Karmas take, so to make you feel better, your car is not being shipped any differently than others in the past. :thumbup:
 
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