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New Car and Driver review:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-fisker-karma-ecochic-road-test-review

Not terribly positive I'm afraid.
 

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New Car and Driver review:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2012-fisker-karma-ecochic-road-test-review

Not terribly positive I'm afraid.
Not a huge surprise. These guys are too steeped in hydrocarbons to give cars like the Karma a proper test. Testing the Karma as a track car makes just as much sense as comparing an F-16 to a Blackhawk Helicopter. They both fly, but they are very different vehicles for very different missions. We will just have to endure this sort of nonsensical comparisons until the press actually catches on to what an EV is all about.

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The article did not come off that negative to me. The Karma is not for everybody. I believe I've seen more critical posts from owners on this forum than that. I don't think you'll find anyone cancelling an order due to anything they read there. More publicity is good for the brand. My wife sat next to a Nissan dealer on a plane today and he had never heard of Fisker.

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I felt they went out of their way to be negative. For example: "...same as a 1958 Edsel’s." "saddles its aluminum space frame." "57-point U-turn in the supermarket parking lot" "sounding like an old man snoring." on and on ad nauseum. We all know Car and Driver likes to be controversial and has certain brands it loves. It also caters to it's readers who want to know ( no clue why) which is quicker around VIR a Honda Fit or Kia Elantra. Comparing a Porsche Panamera to a Karma is like contrasting Ms Piggy and Beyonce as to which one bakes better cookies!
 

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I felt they went out of their way to be negative. For example: "...same as a 1958 Edsel’s." "saddles its aluminum space frame." "57-point U-turn in the supermarket parking lot" "sounding like an old man snoring." on and on ad nauseum. We all know Car and Driver likes to be controversial and has certain brands it loves. It also caters to it's readers who want to know ( no clue why) which is quicker around VIR a Honda Fit or Kia Elantra. Comparing a Porsche Panamera to a Karma is like contrasting Ms Piggy and Beyonce as to which one bakes better cookies!
I agree. The comments about the Edsel for example are just there to be snarky. C&D tries to be too clever sometimes. Still though, the overall headline, "Good Karma: Fisker's four-door finally submits to the test gear and proves likable and real—and really heavy." is generally positive, and it was nice to see the Karma exceed the manufacturer's claims when it came to gasoline-only fuel economy, curb weight (barely) and 0-60 time using C&D's independent testing equipment.

Considering how much C&D is a BMW sycophant I did find it amazing that they said the Karma's steering was better than some bimmers: "It even shames some cars currently wearing blue-and-white propeller badges—it’s that good." It must have really hurt them to admit that.


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would be intresting to se the Karma in Top Gear UK in a couple of weeks
Unfortunately, we in the US don't get those episodes until several months later, so one of our European brothers (or sisters) needs to let us know about it and how it went.

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this site is for only TV series (cars) http://www.finalgear.com/
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this site is for only TV series (cars) http://www.finalgear.com/
 

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When will the Karma be on Top Gear? I saw it in the magazine and can only wait until those guys have at it! I saw the Tesla one (poor Roadster's batteries couldn't quite keep up with the stress of their use)... so am anxiously awaiting their candid and cheeky review of the Karma.
 

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In the first episode they say that in the coming 7 weeks so i guess in 1-6 weeks from now[hr]
In the first episode they say that in the coming 7 weeks so i guess in 1-6 weeks from now
 
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