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I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new Karma, which was "discharged" from NY, NY on Apr 6 and "delivered from" NY, NY on April 9.

Can anyone estimate how long the car will spend in NJ (hopefully getting 6.15!) and then how long it will take to ship to my dealer in Norwood, MA?

Fisker customer service told me the NJ turnarounds can be very quick-- as little as 4 days-- but I wonder if the 6.15 updating means the turnaround will be slower than that.

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

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I hate to break this to you but see below of a reply I got from Fisker about how long will I have to wait for my car on this same Apr 6th shipment.

Dear Mr. W

Once your vehicle arrives in Newark, it is typically at the port for about 2-3 weeks for the vehicle to receive all necessary updates and safety inspections before it can be shipped to the retailer. Once the vehicle is ready to leave the port, it takes about 5 days for the vehicle to travel from Newark to Schaumburg, IL by truck.



Kristen Castro
Customer Services Representative
Tel: +1 714-888-4255
Desk: +1 714-485-1311
[email protected]



I never had to wait that long for a car once it was at a port already.
Two other times it usually took 3-6 days for me to get it.
Not happy at all :thumbdown::fisker::thumbdown:
 

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WOJO said:
I hate to break this to you but see below of a reply I got from Fisker about how long will I have to wait for my car on this same Apr 6th shipment.

Dear Mr. W

Once your vehicle arrives in Newark, it is typically at the port for about 2-3 weeks for the vehicle to receive all necessary updates and safety inspections before it can be shipped to the retailer. Once the vehicle is ready to leave the port, it takes about 5 days for the vehicle to travel from Newark to Schaumburg, IL by truck.



Kristen Castro
Customer Services Representative
Tel: +1 714-888-4255
Desk: +1 714-485-1311
[email protected]



I never had to wait that long for a car once it was at a port already.
Two other times it usually took 3-6 days for me to get it.
Not happy at all :thumbdown::fisker::thumbdown:
It's only a single data point, but they told me the same "2-3 weeks for updates plus a week or two for delivery" spiel when my car arrived in February. My actual experience was much better; it was in Atlanta and I was driving it 10 days after the "delivered from" date.

I don't know how many cars are waiting in NJ for 6.15, so that's going to be the sticking point, but your cars may not take as long as the expectations they are setting. Fisker is very motivated to get the cars to you (and booked as sold) as soon as they can!

Brent
 

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My vehicle took more than 3 weeks to get to the dealer and to me. I agree that there is the software update slowdown and this is a GOOD thing. Fewer issues and more consistency in the vehicle. As for me, I am still on 6.14 due to the fact I live about 160 miles from the closest dealer. I disagree that they get out booked cars. I know for a fact that they delivered 3 cars prior to mine that had not been sold. I don't think there is much reason in the distribution of vehicles for update. At least my experience is that and I did call and question the process. There was no response to my calls, my emails, and my repeated requests for clarification as to why vehicles not sold were being delivered prior to my sold vehicle. It was to the point my dealer offered me his vehicle which was the same color and interior due to the dealer vehicle ordered 2 months prior to delivery arriving prior to my vehicle being ordered May 18th, 2008. I have still not had anyone answer why that is given 4 emails and 3 calls. It is something I have come to expect from Fisker. As for the car, IT IS GREAT! I will have to say it is well worth the wait. Even with minor software issues. (My tires always think they are under inflated or over inflated with multiple warning lights and the speedo console going out last weekend)
 

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I disagree that they get out booked cars. I know for a fact that they delivered 3 cars prior to mine that had not been sold. I don't think there is much reason in the distribution of vehicles for update. At least my experience is that and I did call and question the process. There was no response to my calls, my emails, and my repeated requests for clarification as to why vehicles not sold were being delivered prior to my sold vehicle.
From Fisker Automotive's point of view the car is sold and the revenue recognizable when they deliver it to their customer - the dealership. For Fisker, from a pure accounting perspective, delivering a "end customer" car and a "dealer lot" car are both a "sale". I agree they *should* try to prioritize actual customer delivery cars. My point was that it's in Fisker's interest to get them off the dock and into dealer/owner hands as soon as possible.
 
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