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I'm thinking of buying a Fisker Karma but I want to be sure that I get all the info about what could possibly go wrong before I do. I am in Northern California and I guess my first question would be is there a service center near by. My second would be what are the most common problems with the car and how much are the cost to fix them. Then I'll like to know the worst problems anyone has had with the car and how much it is to fix those problems. I showed the car to my wife and she likes the car. She wants us to get it as a weekend car. But knowing my wife she doesn't like bad surprises. I have informed her about the general issues I have read about so far like screen rebooting, mirrors not folding back out, and misaligned panels. I've briefly read about some rattling on one post and I am sure there may be others. I'd like to try to get them summarized in one post so I can share with my wife.

Another question is... Since you can only by used do people sell the used cars with of the common issues already solved?

I've seen a few with 24 inch wheels. Pros and Cons? I have a late model Durango with 24 inch wheels a doesn't hurt the ride at all. I'd even be interested in one with such custom wheels already on it. Looking for white.

Looking forward to everyone's response.

Thank you.
 

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Most everything is in this post.

http://www.fiskerbuzz.com/forums/13-fisker-karma/4473-fisker-karma-buyers-checklist.html


I would buy one with some miles on it 5k-10k miles then at least someone has fixed the initial problems.

It's a darn neat car and I truly enjoy mine after one year of ownership.
This topic comes up frequently and I would suggest that you look through the Fisker Karma forum, for similar discussions. For example, this one and this one.

Good luck in your quest.
 

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Sounds like you want a car that won't have any issues so you can keep your wife happy. I suggest you buy an Audi - Karmas are cars with idiosyncrasies that require regular attention (this is their charm IMHO).
 

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I agree. The Karma is a wonderful and sexy beautiful vehicle, but one that generally does not behave like Audis, Mercs, BMWs, or Lexus for that matter, i.e. they have their own little issues and once you own one you get used to them, for example, the touch screen is difficult to get used to and operate but not if you are a techy, which I happen to be so it does not bother me. It bothers my wife. The auto-fold, station memories for radio, global door lock opening, etc are some other issues that sometimes need resetting and reprogramming. Best way I can describe it is like flying a Cessna plane where you have to interact with the plane all the time, rather than a Learjet where almost all is automatic. Perhaps not a good analogy, but what I am saying is that you can't just sit back, drive and forget about everything. There will be annoyances from time to time and some may be too darn annoying and upsetting, some not. That's the beauty of this car. They essentially released them at more or less an almost finished prototype stage. As long as you buy the car with this in mind, you can't go wrong. Having said all of this, I also had a Mercedes that was a piece of crap and cost a fortune to repair (sorry to all those Merc fans), so one could say that about any car really. It is truly the luck of the draw. Hope you find a good one if you do go for a Karma. Mine has been tremendous (touch wood) so far. Your wife will likely not be happy with all the various adjustments you have to make from time to time. A nice Lexus LS460 may be what she may be happy with. Sit back, and enjoy the ride, the Lexus is as as reliable as a 747!. Good luck man. HAPPY WIFE, HAPPY LIFE.
 
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