I know our CA dealer demo cars are held up awaiting CARB certification. But do any of the East Coast/Midwest dealers have their demo cars? Has anyone taken a test drive?
Fisker of Cleveland has one. I will be test driving again tomorrow with a more scrutinizing eye since these are "production cars".dennis said:I know our CA dealer demo cars are held up awaiting CARB certification. But do any of the East Coast/Midwest dealers have their demo cars? Has anyone taken a test drive?
Fab:Fabulist said:@TheBreadman: Thank you for the great report. Two follow-up questions:
(1) Did you notice if the noise issue is finally put to rest in this version of the car? (2) how did the acceleration feel?
Surprising to me that the interval is by miles traveled as opposed to number of engine revolutions or something like that. (Once you get over oil changes in an "EV".)LonePalmBJ said:- I was shown a preliminary service schedule. Nothing unexpected: First oil change at 5,000 miles, then at 10,000 then every 10,000 miles or 1 year. Cabin air filer at 20,000, 50,000, 80,000 and 100,000 miles.
doug said:[Surprising to me that the interval is by miles traveled as opposed to number of engine revolutions or something like that. (Once you get over oil changes in an "EV".)
Fisker OC has approximately 300 orders and counting so far...siliconkiwi said:I test drove a Karma (finally!) at Fisker Silicon Valley this afternoon/evening. I am a Signature deposit holder (#86) but had never seen one (or driven one) in person - I was always traveling when they were in town.
First - the car is beautiful. This car had the suede interior, not my cup of tea, but the build quality was excellent.
The battery was down to 14 miles (the gas tank was near full) when I started, and I drove for most of the 30 min drive in Sport mode. I switched back and forth between Stealth and Sport a few times and *could NEVER hear the gas engine* - it was silent, the high pitch (but faint) squeal of the electric motor drowned out any noise from the gas engine. Muffler 3.0 seems to work well.
Acceleration (even starting at 14 miles in the battery i.e. not full power) was great, handling was great...
I played around with the console a little - it was slow responding to the initial "I agree" when you start the car, and was slow (5 seconds per screen) the *first* time you went to any of the main screens (climate, audio, phone, etc.). Successive taps on the function screens were instant - it appears to be caching the screens, which is good news for a SW fix to improve responsiveness on this (they should be able to just pre-cache the screens).
My dealer said that a boat full of Eco Chic cars had just landed and they should get theirs in 7-10 days, and that the boat with Signature Edition cars (including mine) was somewhere in the Atlantic already. He was hopeful of delivering mine before December 9th (when I go on a vacation).
An interesting note - he said that about 30 of the Signature Edition cars were through the Silicon Valley dealership, and they had around 100 orders total. They also had received 4 more orders this last weekend, after receiving their demo on Friday and driving test drives all weekend. Good news for the financial viability of Fisker.
Our Dealer has one car(Silver Wind) and is offering demo drives for depositors. Driving tomorrow! Great writeup on the car, thanks for all of the information. Very excited about the exhaust changes and the interior appointments.kabalah70 said:Very nice. Starting to come around on keeping my Sig Ed.