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I was able to get my hands on a PDF version of the owner's manual. It's a 24MB pdf you can download here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?i267u3rmjkc3wok

Enjoy!

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"If a fault is detected with the exterior sound system, an indicator light will be displayed on the instrument cluster and the system will be switched off. Refer the problem to your local Fisker Retailer as soon as possible."

Hmmm, so much for snipping the wires to the speakers. Unless you're willing to have a warning light on all the time.

Too bad valet mode doesn't set a maximum speed or distance.
 

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Great, Lone Palm. Thanks!

Lots of information. Remote pre-heating or pre-cooling! Voice activated control?!? Just a few 'new' things I noticed while going through it quickly.
 

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Haven't had a chance to download and read yet, but id assume you could find find a way to kill signal to the speaker yet send back a positive signal so that the car is unaware.

tHough, I think Fisker did a good job with the sound.

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Pretty good read. Some of the sections are still a bit rough and need to be properly edited but overall, it's pretty good. Apparently, there is a completely separate document called "Toouch-Screen Users Manual" that describes the operation of the command center in greater detail. (See: 5.12). Thanks for posting this.

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Fabulist said:
Apparently, there is a completely separate document called "Touch-Screen Users Manual" that describes the operation of the command center in greater detail. (See: 5.12)
I saw the hardcopy of the Touch Screen manual and quickly paged through it, but I didn't get an electronic version. It was one of several booklets that come with the car. See my longer post about my test drive today in the Dealer Demo thread.

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Pg 112:

"The focus on dry road traction produces a tire that will not last as long as a general purpose tire. Drivers should expect significantly shorter tire life with these tires."

So there you have it.
 

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There is somemore of the weight. 28 liters of 50/50 coolant & water. 12 for the engine, 12 for the battery, and 4 for the electric drive components. That's 65 pounds of coolant.
 

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SoCalGuy said:
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"The focus on dry road traction produces a tire that will not last as long as a general purpose tire. Drivers should expect significantly shorter tire life with these tires."

So there you have it.
Sticky tires also give lower mileage. The Prius gets a lot of its mileage by having tires that, when you turn the wheel, keep on plowing straight ahead. :D
 

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ct-fiskerbuzz said:
SoCalGuy said:
Pg 112:

"The focus on dry road traction produces a tire that will not last as long as a general purpose tire. Drivers should expect significantly shorter tire life with these tires."

So there you have it.
Sticky tires also give lower mileage. The Prius gets a lot of its mileage by having tires that, when you turn the wheel, keep on plowing straight ahead. :D
Tirerack.com lists a Continental tire in the same size as the Goodyear F1 with a treadware rating of 540 that is more than twice the rating of the Goodyear F1 which comes in at 220. Also, at $190 each, the Continental is slightly cheaper than the F1 at $240 each. They also have a Yokohama tire in that size with a treadware rating of 420 but slightly expensive than the F1 at $254 each. All three tires are load rated at XL, so that is not a factor.

So after the Goodyear F1s that come with the car wear out, we have some options for trading price/wear against performance.

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Continentals seem to get excellent reviews.

I think it would be better to have sticky tires on the front and the most wear resistant tire available for the rears since they're going to be pulling double-duty with both acceleration and regen braking.
 

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Mycroft said:
Continentals seem to get excellent reviews.

I think it would be better to have sticky tires on the front and the most wear resistant tire available for the rears since they're going to be pulling double-duty with both acceleration and regen braking.
I thought these tires were specifically designed for the Karma (ie you have to use those tires)?
 

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I thought these tires were specifically designed for the Karma (ie you have to use those tires)?
I don't think that the Goodyear tires are our only choice. The Eagle F1 is a standard Goodyear model and it comes in a bunch of different sizes and is used on other cars. If you can find a tire that has the same dimensions, you should be able to use it on the Fisker. In fact, the manual does not says that we are only supposed to use Goodyears, just that it is supplied as standard equipment.

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Mycroft said:
Continentals seem to get excellent reviews.

I think it would be better to have sticky tires on the front and the most wear resistant tire available for the rears since they're going to be pulling double-duty with both acceleration and regen braking.
That's what you would expect from a rear wheel drive. I noticed though the tires on the demo were much worst on the front than on the back. Go figure... On a positive note, my dealer just got the first Karma on Saturday. Hopefully will drive it next week.
 

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Fabulist said:
ct-fiskerbuzz said:
SoCalGuy said:
Pg 112:

"The focus on dry road traction produces a tire that will not last as long as a general purpose tire. Drivers should expect significantly shorter tire life with these tires."

So there you have it.
Sticky tires also give lower mileage. The Prius gets a lot of its mileage by having tires that, when you turn the wheel, keep on plowing straight ahead. :D
Tirerack.com lists a Continental tire in the same size as the Goodyear F1 with a treadware rating of 540 that is more than twice the rating of the Goodyear F1 which comes in at 220. Also, at $190 each, the Continental is slightly cheaper than the F1 at $240 each. They also have a Yokohama tire in that size with a treadware rating of 420 but slightly expensive than the F1 at $254 each. All three tires are load rated at XL, so that is not a factor.

So after the Goodyear F1s that come with the car wear out, we have some options for trading price/wear against performance.

-- Fab.
Has anyone found any winter or year round tires that would fit current rims and avoid spending $6,000 on extra weels?
 

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Fabulist said:
ct-fiskerbuzz said:
SoCalGuy said:
Pg 112:

"The focus on dry road traction produces a tire that will not last as long as a general purpose tire. Drivers should expect significantly shorter tire life with these tires."

So there you have it.
Sticky tires also give lower mileage. The Prius gets a lot of its mileage by having tires that, when you turn the wheel, keep on plowing straight ahead. :D
Tirerack.com lists a Continental tire in the same size as the Goodyear F1 with a treadware rating of 540 that is more than twice the rating of the Goodyear F1 which comes in at 220. Also, at $190 each, the Continental is slightly cheaper than the F1 at $240 each. They also have a Yokohama tire in that size with a treadware rating of 420 but slightly expensive than the F1 at $254 each. All three tires are load rated at XL, so that is not a factor.

So after the Goodyear F1s that come with the car wear out, we have some options for trading price/wear against performance.

-- Fab.
Fabulist ...Wow thanks for that post, I drive pretty aggressively and can easily imagine grinding thru soft stick tires pretty quickly.
 

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Many thanks LonePalm for posting this manual; in anticipation of picking up my car (tomorrow!) and also someone else's advice to read the manual I have downloaded this onto my Nook and am enjoying getting an advance training on how things are supposed to work. I even knew the answer to the "mystery setting on the light stalk" post (3/26/12) though someone else had already responded.

Does anyone know if this owner's manual is up to date?
 

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For those early owners who do not have an owner's manual, I found out today (on another thread) that they are now shipping with cars. I contacted my dealer and he is arranging to get me one.
 

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dennis said:
For those early owners who do not have an owner's manual, I found out today (on another thread) that they are now shipping with cars. I contacted my dealer and he is arranging to get me one.
When I got my car second week of January, it had a printed owners manual.
 
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