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Any Washington state folks here that have checked out this Fisker dealer yet? It used to be Fisker of Seattle but they changed their location (and name obviously:p) to Bellevue.
 

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I purchased my Fisker from them. Bellevue vs. Seattle, it just tells those of us living in the area what side of the lake they are on. I didn't ask, but I suspect their old location, in the very south end of Seattle, (Tukwila actually), wasn't very convenient for their customers. Whatever the reason, same folks with a new showroom, on a busy main thoroughfare.

It is a terrific place to get your Fisker! Mine was a little behind schedule on delivery, but that seems to be the norm, and when the original VIN stayed stuck on the dock, they arranged to get another dealer's car so I didn't have to keep sharing a car with my newly driving 16 year old. AND, although I hate to put them on the hook for this by sharing it with all their prospective customers, my Fisker INCLUDED floor mats.
 

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Are floor mats "optional equipment" from the factory? I know some car manufacturers still do that, just in case someone wants to order a very bare bones optioned car or maybe so they can put in rubber all weather floor mats instead.

I stopped by the showroom and sat in one for a few minutes. Talked to Heather(?) and picked up a brochure to look at. I really like the Laguna Blue paint.
 

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Are floor mats "optional equipment" from the factory? I know some car manufacturers still do that, just in case someone wants to order a very bare bones optioned car or maybe so they can put in rubber all weather floor mats instead.

I stopped by the showroom and sat in one for a few minutes. Talked to Heather(?) and picked up a brochure to look at. I really like the Laguna Blue paint.
I'm waiting for a Laguna Blue Karma.

Latest word (which is over a month old now I think) was that they would start painting and building the existing orders, of which there were 77 total, at the end of this month (May), at a rate of 2 to 3 per week. After that the color will be discontinued (presumably just not popular enough, if they only have 77 orders in hand).

I have no idea where I am in this 77-deep queue. If they build 2 per week and I am at the tail end, that's just over 38 weeks from "May 28" which is about 40 weeks to go. If they build 3 a week and/or I'm towards the front of the queue, they might build mine in June or July, so that I might have it by August or September. I hope, anyway.
 

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Wow, It's going to be a very rare color then. My first car was midnight blue metalic (a darker shade than Leguna) and ever since that first car I've always had some color other than blue. Not because I didn't want blue at the time, but because they're so hard to find. A lot of people prefer cars that are white, black, silver or some sort of sandy brown / tan color it seems.

Anyway, Kudos to you for being patient and waiting for what I think is the sexiest color that the Fisker Karma comes in.
 

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Personally I like blue in general and I just love the "electric blue for electric car" thing. :)

As for being patient, I've only just now finished (well, almost finished!) moving out of my own house because large parts of it are being demolished for remodeling. So it's probably not going to be habitable until July at the earliest anyway. (The back section, garage and office, are being torn down entirely and rebuilt correctly this time, with actual plumbing and such. The old kitchen is gone: new seriously-nice kitchen, although I had to give up my favorite Miele refrigerator to save about four grand on the kitchen package deal. Laundry room added, master bath reworked in a major way, the guest bath moved, new full bath in the new office/in-law-apartment, etc. Floors, walls, windows all being changed ... except for the main roof, fireplace, living/dining area layout, and most of the outside walls, it's almost a whole new house.)
 

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Sounds like you've got plenty of work to keep you busy until it arrives then!

I'm thinking about buying a few acres of land out in the sticks and designing my own home... With a lot of help from my Wife of course! ;)
 

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Sounds like you've got plenty of work to keep you busy until it arrives then!

I'm thinking about buying a few acres of land out in the sticks and designing my own home... With a lot of help from my Wife of course! ;)
I recommend hiring an architect once you get serious ... there's all kinds of tricky things, and just soooo much detail, especially if you are doing full custom everything. I also hired interior design people to help with materials, colors, etc (that's still ongoing, there are Issues with our tile, we can't get bullnose in one of the varieties and we're way over tile budget :) ). Of course I also paid them (the architects) well over $30k in the end, although that was for their complete package deal (full structural drawings, lists, etc., some of which is a little redundant with the general contractor, but the idea is that this way there's no "wait, we don't have specs for <xyz>".
 

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I just took delivery of my EcoSport, Earth with Monsoon interior from Fisker of Bellevue today. The car amazes me. I'm ruined for any other car!! But I digress. Ethan has been great to work with and the delivery was very smooth. He helped me find the car I was looking for and made acquisition a breeze. I'd recommend them to my family. The service is through Lexus of Bellevue currently thus, customer service should be great.
 

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Awesome. There really is nothing else like the Karma. Lexus of Bellevue has a huge shop. And it's so nice that they used it as the stage for a fasion show earlier this year.

http://obrienautogroupblog.com/2012/04/04/supermodels-supercars-and-superior-service/

White Karma roles down the runway at about 1:35 in the video.

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rvUzW5EsvA&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 

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Kudos to Fisker of Bellevue! Mine was in the shop while I was traveling, (minor stuff), and to my surprise and delight, it came home with a shiny Fisker license plate holder. THANKS!
 

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More praise for Fisker of Bellevue. I was driving down the freeway, and must have hit some junk, because both of my passenger side tires went flat. I felt the car handling badly, (or more accurately differently), and then shortly thereafter I was driving on a rim at 70mph. Of course the tire pressure light was on, I had 15psi in one and 20 in the other. I pulled over, not too happy with my dealer as I had just had the 5k mile tune-up and fan replacement yesterday. This being my first flat tire in my adult life, I was pondering what they had done to cause it.

Fisker road service promised a flatbed in 45 minutes. While waiting, who should pull up behind me but BJ, my service manager? He had seen me on the road, AND had received 2 calls from Fisker enthusiasts that a Fisker was pulled over on the side of the freeway.

BJ delayed his own plans for the day to hang with me until the tow truck arrived, and take me to the dealership and arrange for a ride home for me.

His inspection of the wheels indicated I'd hit something sharp, and the tow driver saw a nail. Really, I didn't see or feel anything on the road. BJ thought that they had a couple tires in stock, and is trying to get it fixed today. I’m worried about rim damage, but we’ll see.

Besides the excellent service from Fisker of Bellevue, it was nice to know that I could maneuver the car to the side of the road, even with a totally flat rear tire and almost flat front tire. At no point did I feel that the car was dangerous or difficult to drive.
 
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