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Hey guys, I'm looking for a daily driver to replace my truck and I keep dreaming about the Fisker Karma. I'm going to read the forum the next couple of days to learn which ones are the targets and be patient until i find one in the $45k range. Is this possible? I see them from time to time on Ebay. I really love these cars. I can remember the first time I saw one. It's a head turner.
 

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If they are For Sale for that price it will have hidden problems do your homework and ask questions . If it sounds to good to be true count on a problem no one is going to sell a $110,000 car for that price if something isn't wrong .
 

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Yeah, I can see that. I guess I will spend more and wait for the right one. thanks for the advice. I will wait until an honest user or someone that you guys know sells one. It worries me a bit.
 

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Funny, Adam and I get that phone call once a day anymore. "Do you know of any one selling a Karma?" "I'm looking for one that has all of the updated rdm, motors, and new hv battery..."
I ask "how much you lookin to spend?"
reply " Oh like I'm seeing them for 40-45 grand..."
my response- "what you're looking for doesn't exist"

When I say once a day, it's no joke
 

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lets help our future karmista, lets give hustonsig and other potential buyer a range from our experience - im guessing...

0-10000 - $75+ ?
10001 - 22000 - $65+ ?
22001-36000 - $55+ ?

what about cars with over 40,000 miles ?
 

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I've been looking and that looks accurate... I live in downtown and it would be perfect for my short commute.
 

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a daily driver to replace my truck and I keep dreaming about the Fisker Karma. I'm going to read the forum the next couple of days to learn which ones are the targets and be patient until i find one in the $45k range. Is this possible? I see them from time to time on Ebay. I really love these cars. I can remember the first time I saw one. It's a head turner.
As much as I would love to add to the ranks of the Fisker owners, with the company so close to some level of reboot, it may make sense to wait a bit longer to see what the service and repair landscape will be with the new company.
 

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The biggest problem I have is no dealer is nearby to service our Karma's here in Houston. I don't know that any garage could do anything on the car except maybe perform an oil change on the ICE. I haven't had any major issues but if I did, I'd have to send my car to Fort Worth (or Miami or Philadelphia or California). I'm hoping the New Fisker will remedy that issue somehow. Fisker Philly has been a great help with his remote scan tool that he sends around the country. He helped me diagnose a minor problem that I was able to fix myself (with his help). To address your question about extended warranties, I'm not aware of anyone offering those for the Karma. I agree with Fabulist. If I were in the market for a Karma today, I'd wait until later this month and see what happens with the new company.
 

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I agree Fabulist, unless you are speculating, it's best to wait for the end of April to see what ELUX plans to do. I hear great things are and will happen, lets hope it something exciting and lasting. This car is to good looking to fail.
 

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Thanks for the feed back. I found a place that does warranties on these cars, but I'm not too sure how legit they are. But yeah there isn't a dealership here in Houston. I'd have to pull it with the F250. That'd be a nightmare.
 

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Thanks for the feed back. I found a place that does warranties on these cars, but I'm not too sure how legit they are. But yeah there isn't a dealership here in Houston. I'd have to pull it with the F250. That'd be a nightmare.
Let me know the place and I can find out if they are doing warranty work .
 

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I couldn't find a 3rd party who'd warranty a Karma (for less than $10K). And you can't "tow" a Fisker. You have to flatbed it.
 

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@HoustonSig - a contrary perspective to those previously expressed is this: if you really want a Karma, and you are willing to take a risk - buy it NOW - before the announcement at the end of April. If that announcement is as good as we've heard, I think the price of used Karmas will go up.

Right now, there are many who don't know about the announcement, or who have heard but are skeptical. (The buzz community has heard that good news is coming before.) Currently, the Karma is at a low point. the company is bankrupt, and the original, comprehensive warranty, is nada. For a few lucky owners, a more limited warranty exists, but that is not really a viable option for most Karma owners, being thousands of miles from Miami, Philly and San Francisco.

Who knows how much the price will go up? We'll all find out. Right now I think most buyers are factoring in not only that the Karma is used, but also the uncertainty about keeping it running. If that uncertainty changes.....the price could increase by quite a bit.
 

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I tend to agree with EVer1 - it seems like the market has already hit rock bottom for Karma prices.

Until recently, there really was no vision for a long term support plan for existing Karmas (what that long term plan actually is remains to be seen for the vast majority who haven't personally seen or heard what's coming).

From my perspective, the original owners and secondary owners have survived the riskiest times...no warranty, no service/repair center in every major city or market, limited replacement parts, software needing additional enhancements, RDMs/TMs with known design issues, etc.

That said, each person needs to make the best decision for their personal situation. Personally, if I could talk my wife into driving a Karma, I'd trade in her car today and get a 2nd Karma.
 

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I was thinking the same. I feel a comback. Parts will be easier to obtain. It looks like you guys have a great support group here. My friends friend has one for sale. He said it was in a fender bender. No issues. $9k miles

Can I get a Vin check? YH4K16AA9CA000227 I looked it up all updates are good to go.

As for towing, I was kidding. My best friend owns Mo Muscle in the Woodlands, TX and he has all the equiptment I need to pull. I found a full warranty for $6k.

Thanks in advance
 

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@HoustonSig - a contrary perspective to those previously expressed is this: if you really want a Karma, and you are willing to take a risk - buy it NOW - before the announcement at the end of April. If that announcement is as good as we've heard, I think the price of used Karmas will go up.

Right now, there are many who don't know about the announcement, or who have heard but are skeptical. (The buzz community has heard that good news is coming before.) Currently, the Karma is at a low point. the company is bankrupt, and the original, comprehensive warranty, is nada. For a few lucky owners, a more limited warranty exists, but that is not really a viable option for most Karma owners, being thousands of miles from Miami, Philly and San Francisco.

Who knows how much the price will go up? We'll all find out. Right now I think most buyers are factoring in not only that the Karma is used, but also the uncertainty about keeping it running. If that uncertainty changes.....the price could increase by quite a bit.
Good assessment, but I doubt there will be much of an uptick just a little more price stability from the rapid free fall. The car has gone through just over a 50% depreciation in 4-5 years, which sounds shocking to most owners but is actually about the norm in the used car world when you compare it to any other luxury car (Mercedes S class, BMW 7-series, Maserati QP, etc) that sold new in the same price range of a $100-130k bracket. The difference with the Karma is a smaller spread between wholesale and retail pricing since no one in their right mind on the retail side wants the risk exposure that this car brings, so a quick flip with slight instead of normal profit mark-up is the norm and reflected in pricing in the market.
 
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