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My parents live abroad and are in the netherlands for just one week. I asked the dealer in Holland if they had any Fiskers available to show to them. Very generously they offered me the demo car for the whole weekend. I had driven the Demo car (not sure if it was the same) last November for about half an hour. The only thing that bothered me at the time was the noise of the engine. I had no clue about software issues then because I was no on this forum yet :D
I picked up the car last Saturday. What a difference. Engine noise is barely there. No other disturbing noises either.
I drove about 250 miles in two days. What a great car this is. Yes, software bugs are there. The radio did not want to come on a few times. Great !! that allowed me to listen to the sound of silence (the real one, not Simon & Garfunkle's version). Amazing to feel the acceleration and not hearing anything. Also no front bleepers, or should we call them Biebers now? ( since they sound the same) in Hill mode. That was all that I noticed, but I did not play with the console to test all the options. So for those who are in doubt to buy the car: Go for it!! If you don't read the owners handbook and this forum you won't know of any bugs. A big thank you to Kroymans in Holland for letting me use the car, but it does make waiting more painful now......
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I forgot: Why are the wipers 4 inches too short ?
 

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I have to say that I amazed noone has mentioned the wipers up till now. It feels like they are suffering from dwarfism. It is so out of proportion with the rest of the car. I personally cannot come up with a reasonable answer but the disproportion is immediately obvious.
 

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Urojet said:
I have to say that I amazed noone has mentioned the wipers up till now. It feels like they are suffering from dwarfism. It is so out of proportion with the rest of the car. I personally cannot come up with a reasonable answer but the disproportion is immediately obvious.
I did, and also floated the idea of fitting a longer wiper (on the drivers side only) to get better windshield clearance without interfering with the operation of the wipers. I have not had a chance to experiment with that yet.
 

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Urojet said:
I have to say that I amazed noone has mentioned the wipers up till now. It feels like they are suffering from dwarfism. It is so out of proportion with the rest of the car. I personally cannot come up with a reasonable answer but the disproportion is immediately obvious.
If you were to make the driver's side wiper one inch longer it would hit the base of the passenger side wiper when at rest.
 

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If you were to make the driver's side wiper one inch longer it would hit the base of the passenger side wiper when at rest.


How about a longer arm and shorter blade?
 

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I'm 6.5 tall and only during my first test drive, in heavy rain, did I have to get used to the short wipers. From the first moment I had my own Karma I haven't noticed it anymore. And I did a lot of driving in the rain!
 

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Urojet said:
I have to say that I amazed noone has mentioned the wipers up till now. It feels like they are suffering from dwarfism. It is so out of proportion with the rest of the car. I personally cannot come up with a reasonable answer but the disproportion is immediately obvious.
Take my baby out in the rain?!!!!!!!! I could never do such a thing!!!!

Jeff
 

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Take my baby out in the rain?!!!!!!!! I could never do such a thing!!!!
Right now I'm praying for rain. Atlanta had a record Pollen count of over 9,000 this week. (Measured in particles per cubic meter. High is anything over 50. Extreme and unhealthy starts at 500). My Deep Ocean Karma is currently a sickly pale yellow, as is every other outdoor surface in Atlanta. It's not even worth washing it, it will literally be covered again in an hour. Rain would help rinse off everything, and knock down the floating pollen count.

On the plus side, in case CSI runs out of fingerprint powder I can report pollen makes a grand substiture. Every single finger print is rendered as a perfect darker circle of yellow where the pollen sticks to finger oils. The charger flap is covered with my paw prints.

Fortunatley pollen season only lasts a couple of weeks in Georgia.

Brent

For those curious:
http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollenCount.aspx
 

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LonePalmBJ said:
ixtractm said:
Take my baby out in the rain?!!!!!!!! I could never do such a thing!!!!
Right now I'm praying for rain. Atlanta had a record Pollen count of over 9,000 this week. (Measured in particles per cubic meter. High is anything over 50. Extreme and unhealthy starts at 500). My Deep Ocean Karma is currently a sickly pale yellow, as is every other outdoor surface in Atlanta. It's not even worth washing it, it will literally be covered again in an hour. Rain would help rinse off everything, and knock down the floating pollen count.

On the plus side, in case CSI runs out of fingerprint powder I can report pollen makes a grand substiture. Every single finger print is rendered as a perfect darker circle of yellow where the pollen sticks to finger oils. The charger flap is covered with my paw prints.

Fortunatley pollen season only lasts a couple of weeks in Georgia.

Brent

For those curious:
http://www.atlantaallergy.com/pollenCount.aspx
Let's see some photos!
 
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