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So in the 12 months I have had my Karma I had yet to see one "in the wild" outside of a Fisker event or near the dealer. And last night, as I was walking to dinner, I saw a silver Karma near Union Square in SF - how amazingly beautiful with lights on and in motion !!! And so quiet! Now I can fully appreciate why we get all the stares and attention!
 

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I've seen at least five in the wild so far (but then, we have almost 150 driving around in this small country) and every time it's such a special moment. Then you realize what an amazing sight the people around your car are having.
 

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I used to see Ray Lane's Karma driving down Sand Hill fairly often. On occasion I see one on El Camino, but with a dealership near by, those might be test drives. Saw one in San Rafael when I had an occasion to be up there. So not uncommon here in the Bay Area (along with all the other plug-ins).
 

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Doug - if you see a Special Edition on El Camino near the dealership it's not a test drive, it's me. I go past the dealer 2-3x/day...they should give me promo $$$ at this point....
 

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Cool! It is quite a head turner on the road. Probably the EV I most often see around here is the Nissan Leaf whose styling is, well, unfortunate.
 

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Doug - if you see a Special Edition on El Camino near the dealership it's not a test drive, it's me. I go past the dealer 2-3x/day...they should give me promo $$$ at this point....
Special Edition? You mean Signature?
 

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I believe I saw the same car....parked 2 blocks from union square near the Nikko hotel where I was staying...whenever I passed there was a crowd standing around it, gawking.

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And yesterday back here in LA, I saw another owner Model S - metallic gray. So I sped up to get beside it - funny that all the other cars around it were staring at my Karma - I honked, the Model S driver looked over, but a little confused (did he not know what a Fisker was? Perhaps he wasn't used to attention driving the Model S?) - he got on the 405 off Hawthorne Blvd... and I looped back to go home. Its amazing how easily the Model S blends with the other cars - unnoticeable and mistakeable for a Lexus, Jaguar, Mazda, etc.
 

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Possibly coming from SpaceX.
Nope, very unlikely. He was coming south, headed north, from West Torrance/South Redondo down Hawthorne Blvd (not city of Hawthorne). SpaceX is located in the opposite direction about 10 miles away.
 

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Just spotted another white Fisker Karma in Redondo Beach as I was coming from the airport. Then later this morning, I spotted a parade of 20 Tesla Model S and Roadsters off Paseo del Mar in Palos Verdes near my house - was quite a sight to see! Too bad I was in my Q5 and not the Karma!
 

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And yesterday back here in LA, I saw another owner Model S - metallic gray. So I sped up to get beside it - funny that all the other cars around it were staring at my Karma - I honked, the Model S driver looked over, but a little confused (did he not know what a Fisker was? Perhaps he wasn't used to attention driving the Model S?) - he got on the 405 off Hawthorne Blvd... and I looped back to go home. Its amazing how easily the Model S blends with the other cars - unnoticeable and mistakeable for a Lexus, Jaguar, Mazda, etc.
I keep mistaking Toyota Avalons for a Model S (and vice versa). Talk about bland styling!
 

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Saw another Karma two days ago in Toronto... it was heading north on Bay St. Silver with the winter tire rims. Did a double take since it was the last place I thought I'd see one.
 

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Saw this one with manufacture plates and Fisker Automotive license plate holder today in Corona del Mar ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368486046.840843.jpg
 

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agree with SOCal Guy- we have about 6-7 Fiskers here in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley- see one on rare occasion. BUT pulling up next to Tesla, which is becoming more common and Tesla owners cringe a bit knowing their company may be viable BUT their car gets looked over as nothing special compared to the Karma which gets constant stares from everyone- even in those driving Lambo, Bentleys, Ferraris, anything- The KArma attracts your eyes where the Tesla gets none of that
 

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agree with SOCal Guy- we have about 6-7 Fiskers here in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley- see one on rare occasion. BUT pulling up next to Tesla, which is becoming more common and Tesla owners cringe a bit knowing their company may be viable BUT their car gets looked over as nothing special compared to the Karma which gets constant stares from everyone- even in those driving Lambo, Bentleys, Ferraris, anything- The KArma attracts your eyes where the Tesla gets none of that
I think the Tesla owners realize that they could have easily ended up in the same place we are headed and, I would guess, most of them are car enthusiasts who can appreciate a nice car, even if they are not driving it.

I have only gotten admiring looks and thumbs-up from Tesla drivers, never anything negative, and I have always returned the compliments genuinely and sincerely.
 
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