what is FIsker trying to pull here? Scare deposit holders into buying or "being priced out" forever? Seems like a bubble in another asset class from a few years ago!
It's bad enough they raised prices $8K on us before and also charge us for things like exterior paint ($3K).... other companies would have grandfathered existing depositors into the original pricing scheme... or offer some other free upgrade/credits... ala Tesla or McLaren... but not Fisker. This is really frustrating and I just may cancel out of principle.BillyO said:I guess if you are one of the 3000 deposit holders who have waited patiently, they are telling you to come pick a configuration or pay a higher price.SoCalGuy said:what is FIsker trying to pull here? Scare deposit holders into buying or "being priced out" forever? Seems like a bubble in another asset class from a few years ago!
It seems strange to me that in the last year, the quoted number of deposit holders has never changed.
$5,000 - that said, I wish it were optional =)kabalah70 said:As it has been mentioned before, I must mention that the first price bump from $88k, included the solar roof going from optional to standard equipment which, I believe, was valued at around $7500.
I'm with you. Agree on all points. The rational side of me says "wait" but the emotional side keeps saying "buy" - I really do think that part o the reason for the price increase was to "scare" prospective buyers into buying while prices are "low" before they go up and up and up like real estate. As much as I've had my $95K (now $105K) set aside in a little Fisker escrow account for the last few years, I can't help but say lets just see how the early adopters fare with the product in the first few months to see if there are any reliability/quality issues...if not, great... well worth the extra $6K you have to dish out to know that there aren't major issues with the car....svp6 said:Wow, this is the most rapidly growing thread on the forum - and by far the most spirited - or if you want insulting one. As much as I like Karma to succeed, it is impossible not to laugh at with how much passion it is defended based on.....what?
Plugitin used his only 4th post on this forum to bring the "you don't know WTF" to Fiskerbuzz - this is one statement that I sure did not miss in our conversations so far. While I appreciate his strong belief in Karma, I certainly do not sympathize with the tone - especially directed against somebody who spent much more time and effort researching this topic (that is Brian).
The fact remains that no matter how gorgeous the Karma looks like (and it surely does so), it still has to prove itself as a reliable car. None of us posting here have driven anything more than few miles in either the road show cars or the dealer demo's, so all the talk is based on hope and trust rather than on experience....
As I said before, I bailed out and got a car from a more reliable manufacturer for now. I really like the Karma, and if it proves itself, Fisker will get my business in the future.
Meanwhile, may I suggest that we maintain the polite tone in stating our opinions? Just my 0.02$.