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Hello gang; My name is Bob Gallagher. I worked at Valmet Automotive in December, 2011 and in Zeebrugge, Belgium in January, 2012 setting up European distribution of the Fisker Karma. While in Finland, I worked with the Quality Control guys and many of the engineers. I have never seen such a beautiful vehicle.
 

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Bob, welcome. I bet you have a lot of stories to tell. We look forward to your contributions to the forum.
 

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Bob, welcome. I bet you have a lot of stories to tell. We look forward to your contributions to the forum.
I touched almost every Karma that was shipped from Valmet. .....and yes; I'm got many stories. I even performed several of the campaign items.
 

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I touched almost every Karma that was shipped from Valmet. .....and yes; I'm got many stories. I even performed several of the campaign items.
Why were the panel gaps so disperate ? One of the reason I took a chance was the quality reputation that Valmet had - after all porche used them as third party provider, but many of the karma fit and finish issue says there was a quality issue in the process - any insight why?
 

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Why were the panel gaps so disperate ? One of the reason I took a chance was the quality reputation that Valmet had - after all porche used them as third party provider, but many of the karma fit and finish issue says there was a quality issue in the process - any insight why?
My opinion only...... vehicle was undergoing engineering changes at the same time the early (first 2000) vehicles were being built. Tolerances on the deck lid or bonnet cannot be changed on one side without re-engineering the whole vehicle. Valmet was not at fault.... they were building the vehicle as it was engineered. I noted that some of the panel gaps were not good. Fisker was in a hurry to ship and sell vehicles; they needed cash desperately!!!!! Valmet was building the Porsche Cayman at the same time without problems. They are now building the Mercedes A class, I believe!
 

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My opinion only...... vehicle was undergoing engineering changes at the same time the early (first 2000) vehicles were being built. Tolerances on the deck lid or bonnet cannot be changed on one side without re-engineering the whole vehicle. Valmet was not at fault.... they were building the vehicle as it was engineered. I noted that some of the panel gaps were not good. Fisker was in a hurry to ship and sell vehicles; they needed cash desperately!!!!! Valmet was building the Porsche Cayman at the same time without problems. They are now building the Mercedes A class, I believe!
That explains it -- rush job -- we call that "slap and go" here in virginia -- many homes during the boom where built that way.

what's funny if henrik said no compromise, maybe he meant on spending for travel and offices -- seriouly, they had close to 1.2B and that should of been more then enough if managed properly -- its a shame!
 
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