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Hi,
Have test driven the karma and is a bit hesitant. The choice now seems like it's either a karma, an Audi S5 Sportback or a used Porsche 997th
In any case, nobody here who have chosen an standard karma?

I was only browsing the Karma sports but because it is perhaps likely this car is not worth so much about four years when it's time to change, I have more thought
on a standard so you save a little.
was not impressed with the navigation of the command center so thought might as well run with a loose up until when the time comes and maybe a solution
with a Samsung Galaxy or anything that fits in your car because you still have no hard drive to store music on.

The speakers thought I might switch to canton, bose or something similar. Reverse camera maybe you can do without.

That's so, just fake leather outfit that unfortunately can not change the default.

What do you think of a black standard model, it is such a bad choice?
 

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It's not a bad choice. And if you really want the seats done in leather almost any dealer has sources for recovering the seats in leather. And in most cases the leather will be nicer than the factory. The cost is less than you might expect too.
 

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Thanks,
Also am hesitating on to order one i black or shadow but the black one looks nice to.
Actually I liked the alcantara in the eco version to.
But it looks like you get a lot in the standard version. [hr]
Thanks,
Also am hesitating on to order one i black or shadow but the black one looks nice to.
Actually I liked the alcantara in the eco version to.
But it looks like you get a lot in the standard version.
 

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One more difference is park assist (and rear view camera). Standard doesn't have this and it cannot be chosen as an option. The rear view isn't very good (small rear window, big c-pillar) and the same goes for the front view (huge hood, big fenders). So I wouldn't want to have it without park assist.
 

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The answer from fisker I got was that you have park assist front and rear on the standard but you havent got the rear camera. I was thinking of installing a rear camera. On my ferrari i installade a rear camera but never uses it:)
 

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Michael said:
The answer from fisker I got was that you have park assist front and rear on the standard but you havent got the rear camera. I was thinking of installing a rear camera. On my ferrari i installade a rear camera but never uses it:)
@Michael: If you plan to upgrade the seats and install a back-up camera, you are defeating the whole purpose of getting the cheaper car. You may as well get the upgraded version and spec it out the way you want it.

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i am not planning upgrade to leather, just navigation and better speakers.
anyone who has the standard version here?
 

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Michael said:
The answer from fisker I got was that you have park assist front and rear on the standard but you havent got the rear camera. I was thinking of installing a rear camera. On my ferrari i installade a rear camera but never uses it:)
Okay, that's new to me. Sorry if I gave wrong information.
 

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Michael said:
i am not planning upgrade to leather, just navigation and better speakers.
anyone who has the standard version here?
Michael,

I own a standard, and the speakers are not bad at all. I am thinking about mounting my ipad for Nav. As far as the rear camera, it would be nice to have, however, the frame rate and resolution of the Fisker camera is not that desirable in my humble opinion.

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i was alsothinking of using the ipad for navigation. would be great with a smaller ipad and you could use the space under the command center.
how do you like the fake leather in the standard?
 

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i was alsothinking of using the ipad for navigation. would be great with a smaller ipad and you could use the space under the command center.
how do you like the fake leather in the standard?
I assume you are talking about the 3G Ipad (or using a MiFi-type personal hot spot), since the WiFi-only Ipad does not its own location unless it is connected to WiFi. That means you have to pay anywhere from $25 - $50 a month for data charges for either option. A dedicated GPS unit would probably be a better deal.

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I assume you are talking about the 3G Ipad (or using a MiFi-type personal hot spot), since the WiFi-only Ipad does not its own location unless it is connected to WiFi. That means you have to pay anywhere from $25 - $50 a month for data charges for either option. A dedicated GPS unit would probably be a better deal.

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Fab,

There are some Bluetooth GPS receivers that will work with the WiFi only iPad. Here's one.
 

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LonePalmBJ said:
There are some Bluetooth GPS receivers that will work with the WiFi only iPad. Here's one.
Pretty cool; had not considered that option.

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I own one from Belkin that I used with my OQO Ultra-personal Computer (UPC) 01+. Really loved that thing except for the cheap auto-transforming power supply that could not handle 220/240 regardless of it being inconsistent power in Iraq or stable power from Germany.
www.belkin.com/pressroom/bulletins/uploads/F8T051.pdf
 

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I have free 3G on my Ipad so no problems, only when i go abroad and then I can use a portable navigon
 

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I have Navigon's apps for US and Europe on both my IPhone and 3G IPad. Find with a holder , the IPhone is best. Apps are good too.
 

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I think you are better with a mount for your IPhone on the dash( and forget the IPad for this use) so your eyes do not need to divert so far to see an IPad. The best I have seen is the IPhone mount with a bean bag type base. It works well for me. CA will not let you use a windshield suction mount.
 
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