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Last night my Karma was stolen in front of my house: shadow exterior on monsoon tri-tone interior.

Since other owners are best at recognizing the Karma, I hope the community will keep an eye out for mine: the vin ends in 328 (like "BMW 328", if it helps to remember).

Of course Harleyguy was the person I called immediately after the police, and if it turns up for parts (or needs any), I hold out some hope that it may be recovered since the community is so small, but a car like this probably ends up on a ship to another continent pretty quickly.

If the vehicle is recovered I'll update this post.
 

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My wife's keys are also missing. We can't figure that part out, since she never leaves them in the car, and was last to drive the car. I've read in newspapers not to leave your keys near the front door, like on a key hook, since car thieves are known to look for exactly that. Harleyguy said you'd need a flatbed truck to steal the car, so I have to assume the key was somehow involved and it was driven off
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That really sucks. I hope it is found quickly. Seems unlikely that they took the car to chop it up since there is such limited demand for the parts. Maybe that makes is slightly more likely that it gets recovered. Hope springs eternal.
 

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I am so sorry to hear your news, what a shock and disappointment. I've got my fingers crossed for a quick recovery.
 

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They pretty much need to drive it straight onto a ship to keep it hidden. Otherwise, should be easy for the police to spot. I'd even try tweeting a picture and have the whole city help look.
 

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i had an on board locator for the first year I owned the car but did not renew the service. I could actually see where the car was driving.I don't think the company is still doing this but i will check and post.
I can't understand why insurance companies do not promote these devices. With all the technology out there, this should be a slam dunk. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Thanks for sharing and I join the others in cheering for a good outcome.
 

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I thought this car was impossible to steal since half the time it wont start. j/k
Without a key I think it would be near impossible to steal or even open the trunk
 

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Yeah I'm forced to conclude the key must have been involved in the theft. I just changed the deadbolt on my front door (both because the key ring had a door key on it, and because we're worried someone entered with a key to take the key). Like I say I'll update with any news, but a friend of mine said that in Miami the case isn't even assigned to a detective for 10 days after the report, which is a little incredible.
 

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Wow!
That is a bummer! I think this is a first in the Karma community.
Hopefully your insurance company will not rub salt in the wound.

I had a car stolen from me about ten years ago. The officer that came to file the report told me that Washington state would not impose prison time on convicted car thieves until their 7th conviction.
I think car thieves should be treated the same as horse thieves once were...hang 'em high!
My stolen car ran out of gas and they ditched it. About a week later the residence where the car was abandoned called the police to report a suspicious vehicle abandoned in their driveway with the doors left open (gee, you think?)

Good luck!!!
 

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@non-sequitor...Do you have domestic help or someone outside the family who has a key to your house? I ask because I was thinking about this last night and remembering that a few years ago, a surgeon who lives down the street from me was scrubbing in for surgery one morning while, at the same time, his nurse's boyfriend and another friend were holding his daughter hostage and ransacking the house. Once they caught the perpetrators, the police linked them to his nurse, and it became obvious that the three had planned the attack based on her nurse's knowledge of his schedule. If someone knew your schedule and had access to a key to your house, they might have swiped the keys enabling them to steal the car. I hope you find it undamaged soon!
 

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Recommend you pull the recent high auction price that was discussed and use that as a value point and potential basis to argue the value with your insurance company; otherwise I suspect they might just toss you $40k and close the case.
 

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Never let a valet park your car. All they have to do is hit "home" on the Nav unit, drive there in your car and push the garage door open button and they're in your house. Take the jewelry, or whatever, and return the car.
 

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FOUND! Don't know how to edit title, but good news for me for sure. Car was found a couple of miles away parked in an outdoor condo parking lot. It was in a reserved spot, and a resident was going to call for a tow, but figured the car looked out of place and called it in to the police (who were ALSO kind enough not to tow it, which would have caused more damage than the perp).

I don't memorize my odometer, but thanks to the electric range indicator I know the car was driven 15 miles or less (I'm sure there was some speeding - the tires are noticeably balder). Other than that, the fact that I'll need to work with Harleyguy on a new key (the fob is still missing and presumably in the hands of the thief), and the fascia being pretty scraped up, everything looks good and all's well that ends well.

It doesn't seem like there was any insidious plot to chop it up for parts or ship it overseas. Our neighborhood is simply experiencing a rash of car "break ins" (with no breaking - people just don't lock their doors), and in this case, someone looking for cash or valuables just got lucky and must have seen the fob sitting there. I'm amazed the guy knew how to start the car and put it in drive - even opening the door is not your usual experience. Anyway this was just bad luck: for the first time in 20 years, my wife left the key in the car, and on that same exact night someone was checking for open doors - one in a million overlap of unlikely events created an opportunity for a joy ride.

Thanks to the fisker buzz community for it's eyes and support. Hope this car is never that far from me again, and repeat my pledge to take it to my grave, so long as there's parts and good people like Adam and Joe to keep it on the road.

All this did make me think that on the "requested features" for the 2017 model, there should be some tracking built-in. We just bought a Lexus recently and it has a lot of features I never would have thought of, such as a speed limiter for valets and child drivers, etc. After this experience, that kind of tech, and tracking, seems very valuable for sure!
 
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