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...well not really. I had my drive scheduled for this past Saturday. Unfortunately, something I considered normal, was not considered so...

I brought my two boys (who also love cars). They sit in boosters (basically just a cushion that you throw on the seat so they sit higher up). I figured, not only will I get to test drive the car, but I'll put the two boys in back and test the functionality of the car (like you would, any other car you test drive...).

But, I should have called ahead. Show up and was told, booster seats not allowed.

Ugh...

Car looked nice. Trunk is tiny. Food was good. That's about all I can offer. As soon as they found out that I couldn't take the car out, they threw someone else in it and the cars took off. I probably should have piped up and at least used my 20 minutes to sit in the car, use some of the buttons, etc. But, I was frustrated enough that I just took a few pics and left.

Ho hum. The good news is that this pretty much meets my expectations at this point! So, that's a positive. LOL...
 

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That's odd because when I was there I actually saw a couple loading their kids with car seats into the back of one of the demo cars and they drove off. Maybe they had some issues with it or something? I wonder if the seats were leaving temporary dents in the seats?

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brian said:
That's odd because when I was there I actually saw a couple loading their kids with car seats into the back of one of the demo cars and they drove off. Maybe they had some issues with it or something? I wonder if the seats were leaving temporary dents in the seats?

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Yeah, maybe. They didn't tell me that though. They told me "insurance issues". Having said that, I just have boosters, not the big ol' car seats that you tie down tight. I've had them in my rear bucket seats for the 2 months I've owned my other car, and they haven't left any kind of marks/dents yet...
 

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Heh, I bet somewhere after Texas they realized that since the cars had not been crash certified yet it was probably a bad idea to put a kid in there.

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Heh, I bet somewhere after Texas they realized that since the cars had not been crash certified yet it was probably a bad idea to put a kid in there.

-Brian
Not crash certified? How can they sell the cars then?
 

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doug said:
Not crash certified? How can they sell the cars then?
They can't.

-Brian
I believe you must be confusing two unrelated items. If the cars are not crash certified Fisker has a huge problem. Crash certification has to happen before the production line starts because very significant structural redesign could very easily be required.

Fisker is merely waiting for the offical EPA rating sticker. This has to do with official gas mileage and electric range numbers.
 

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Henrik spoke about conducting crash tests more than a year ago. I agree, we're well past the point where crash certification is expected. I would find it hard to believe this isn't the case.

However, since these are still pre-production models and not fully onsale in the US, it does seem likely that liability concerns and/or a conservative dealer factored into whether or not children in booster seats could ride inside.
 

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Henrik spoke about conducting crash tests more than a year ago. I agree, we're well past the point where crash certification is expected. I would find it hard to believe this isn't the case.

However, since these are still pre-production models and not fully onsale in the US, it does seem likely that liability concerns and/or a conservative dealer factored into whether or not children in booster seats could ride inside.
I can confirm the dealer wasn't involved. They were equally perturbed...
 
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