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Not because I want to, but because I have to. Have had some 12v battery issues and I don't have the time or energy to deal with uncertainty. I will miss truly miss her.
 

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Not because I want to, but because I have to. Have had some 12v battery issues and I don't have the time or energy to deal with uncertainty. I will miss truly miss her.
Seems like you just got it. -- why not change the battery?
 

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Not because I want to, but because I have to. Have had some 12v battery issues and I don't have the time or energy to deal with uncertainty. I will miss truly miss her.
@Joefisker, obviously this is entirely your call, but it seems like a drastic solution. As Fisker issues go, the 12V battery is usually not a crippling problem and replacing the 12V battery with a new one, although more complicated than in other cars, can be done by someone other than a Fisker specialist.

You can even get a LI replacement 12V battery from A123 if the conventional Lead Acid batteries are not working for you.

Is your mind made up or are you open to reconsideration based on advice from our contributing experts?
 

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My mind was made up. Sold it today. It wasn't just the 12v issue. I realize there's some support now, but in orange county. I've had the car for 2.5 years. If I had better support, I wouldn't have sold it. It was hard. I want it back! I hope the new Fisker is up and running in a couple years and shows longevity. I won't be first in line, but I'll be in line.
 

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Good luck with your next car Joe, and hope to see you in a new Fisker, if new Fisker gets their act together. I can understand your situation, I'm not a "car guy" and the lack of dealership and qualified mechanic in the area make owning this car difficult for those of us who just want to drive it, but not think about all the rest.

I haven't had any problems since my dealer (O'Brien Auto) ditched their Fisker owners. But if I do, I might have to head down your path, albeit reluctantly.
 

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How much of a bath did you have to take to purchase and sell the car within a few days? Seems like it had to be extraordinary to sell the car that fast.
 

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2.5 years. Sold it to Carmax and was happy what they paid me. Leased a BMW i3 and LOVE it.
Wow! Dumped the supermodel and married her ugliest cousin, basically the plot of Cinderella in reverse. :D
 

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I understand his position, its kinda painful with a car with such a attention grabber, which gives check engine light on and off. Also some freezing and rebooting of the system at akward moments. I guess you have to take the good with the bad with such a unique ride. Also as i was in the car business for 9 yrs he probably got 49k-54k Carmax appraisal with @ 22k miles. Carmax then will retail it for 69k. Which "Joe" may or may not choose to disclose (Which he really should to help the FB community) . If it were me i would just market mine as a unique must have rare car, and sell it locally to someone who will appreciate this masterpiece. If i can bring myself to part with My Karma.
 

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I understand his position, its kinda painful with a car with such a attention grabber, which gives check engine light on and off. Also some freezing and rebooting of the system at akward moments. I guess you have to take the good with the bad with such a unique ride. Also as i was in the car business for 9 yrs he probably got 49k-54k Carmax appraisal with @ 22k miles. Carmax then will retail it for 69k. Which "Joe" may or may not choose to disclose (Which he really should to help the FB community) . If it were me i would just market mine as a unique must have rare car, and sell it locally to someone who will appreciate this masterpiece. If i can bring myself to part with My Karma.
I am not planning on selling my Karma, but I do see the logic of going through Carmax or a dealer to avoid any issues with the new owner who may not be as understanding of the nuances of the car as you are.
 

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I think that's an optimistic guess on the Carmax bid. My guess would be somewhere in the low 40's or even high 30's.
 

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I think that's an optimistic guess on the Carmax bid. My guess would be somewhere in the low 40's or even high 30's.
WHOLESALE auctions like Manheim
FISKER are still doing 47-49k with lower miles.

I would guess CARMAX would be a tad bit more
 

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Holy shi$! I did. Got lose to 50k. I took the $$$ and ran as fast as I could.
Not sure if that was a typo, but if you meant "got CLOSE to 50K", then I'd say you did pretty well given that Carmax pays wholesale prices, not retail (and also given that I paid a retail price not much more than that over a year ago).

If, on the other hand, the typo was "lose 50k" (as in "I lost $50,000"), then that would be scary.
 

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It was a typo. Close to 50k. Closer to 46 to be exact :). But it still cost me close to 60k over 2.5 years to drive the car. That's expensive.
 

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For some reason I thought you were a more recent buyer, not one of the originals. So in a way I was right on both counts: 1. "close to 50" (or 46) AND ALSO 2. "lose 50" (or 60).

You did well on the sale in relative terms (the price from CarMax), but not on absolute ones (at original purchase price), which I'm sorry to hear.
 
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