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This is too easy-
You know you own a Fisker when....
You can track a ship anywhere in the world.
You know more about your car than your dealer does.
You have no idea if your car is locked or unlocked.
50 miles = 40 miles
Sometimes your speedometer doesn't work.
Phone calls can cause check engine lights.
Sometimes your radio stops working.
You need to reboot your car.
Charging works "sometimes."
You get all of your info from Fisker Buzz.
Your radio presets don't work.
You press buttons and wait.
Your have the largest remote anyone has ever seen.
Your volume button goes haywire.
You don't dare use your USB port.
Bluetooth confuses your car.
You know what a CEL is.
You're looking forward to 6.15

[Moderator's Note: I thought this deserved to be it's own thread]
 

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marcus said:
This is too easy-
You know you own a Fisker when....
You can track a ship anywhere in the world.
You know more about your car than your dealer does.
You have no idea if your car is locked or unlocked.
50 miles = 40 miles
Sometimes your speedometer doesn't work.
Phone calls can cause check engine lights.
Sometimes your radio stops working.
You need to reboot your car.
Charging works "sometimes."
You get all of your info from Fisker Buzz.
Your radio presets don't work.
You press buttons and wait.
Your have the largest remote anyone has ever seen.
Your volume button goes haywire.
You don't dare use your USB port.
Bluetooth confuses your car.
You know what a CEL is.
You're looking forward to 6.15
You use a checklist to start up and shut down your car,
You use the 2 minutes it takes for the car to soft reboot to talk to strangers about what a great car it is,
You worry about people crashing into your car while they are trying to take a picture of it on the freeway,
You say things like, "Never mind, that's just a Maserati",
You know more about the data network in your car than the one in your house,
You obsess about the difference between Hill 1 and Hill 2 in heavy traffic.

[Keep it going guys ...]
 

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marcus said:
This is too easy-
You know you own a Fisker when....
You can track a ship anywhere in the world.
You know more about your car than your dealer does.
You have no idea if your car is locked or unlocked.
50 miles = 40 miles
Sometimes your speedometer doesn't work.
Phone calls can cause check engine lights.
Sometimes your radio stops working.
You need to reboot your car.
Charging works "sometimes."
You get all of your info from Fisker Buzz.
Your radio presets don't work.
You press buttons and wait.
Your have the largest remote anyone has ever seen.
Your volume button goes haywire.
You don't dare use your USB port.
Bluetooth confuses your car.
You know what a CEL is.
You're looking forward to 6.15

[Moderator's Note: I thought this deserved to be it's own thread]
I could make a list three times as long with the (very) positive aspects of this car. Maybe we should focus on those a bit more too :-/

Maybe I will when I have the time later today...
 

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I agree with Dutch. Let's focus on all the amazing positive aspects while Fisker works on the little nagging ones. Get over it, they will come up with solutions. By the way, I drive always in Hill 2 around town - per a suggestion from the Dealer expert on this. Only on Freeways do I bother to put it back into Drive. Reason being, one gets more regeneration without having to think about it (paddle into Hill 1 or 2), uses no more battery power to drive around town and saves on the brake pads.
 

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alexofsb said:
I agree with Dutch. Let's focus on all the amazing positive aspects while Fisker works on the little nagging ones. Get over it, they will come up with solutions. By the way, I drive always in Hill 2 around town - per a suggestion from the Dealer expert on this. Only on Freeways do I bother to put it back into Drive. Reason being, one gets more regeneration without having to think about it (paddle into Hill 1 or 2), uses no more battery power to drive around town and saves on the brake pads.
I actually use Hill 2 on freeways - its great when there's a bit of traffic, its basically one pedal driving.
 

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alexofsb said:
Let's focus on all the amazing positive aspects while Fisker works on the little nagging ones. Get over it, they will come up with solutions.
How about we focus on the amusing aspects, be they positive or negative. My sense is this is supposed to be a lighthearted thread. :)
 

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Not everyone enjoys the same jest, and not everyone has the same tolerance levels for Fisker releasing a car that clearly wasn't/isn't ready. Can't wait for 6.15 and still love my car.
 

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I love my Karma because:

- I feel like the centre of the world (and wasn’t even suffering from an attention deficit)
- Aston Martin- and Ferrari-drivers check out my car, instead of the other way round (and they paid two or three times as much).
- I drive the same car as Leonardo and Ashton.
- I am in the forefront of an unique change: electric driving becoming cool
- I can share my enthusiasm for electric driving with lots of people every day (and have so far caused three people to order a car with a similar propulsion, the Opel Ampera).
- My Karma is causing a stir where ever she goes.
- And brings a moment of amazement and joy to hundreds of people every day.
- Youngsters run on my driveway, only to run back shouting to their friends that it says ‘Karma’ on the back and that they have to look it up on Google.
- I found several pictures of my car on the internet, taking by youngsters who spot exotic cars they desire.
- I drive a piece of art that would fit in any museum of modern art.
- Even when it’s sitting on the driveway it’s pure art.
- After 4 years of looking at every available picture of a Karma, I am still not tired of its looks.
- It hasn’t aged a day.
- I get to see the sun rise and set on the huge hood in front of me. Whole landscapes reflect on the curves and arches
- In the sun the car sparkles like a diamond
- Even on a cloudy day it’s more radiant than others.
- I have the biggest wheels of any production car (and wheels make the car)
- But at the same time those 22 inch wheels are amazingly comfortable; no bumpy ride.
- It produces the most futuristic sound; it’s music to my ears
- Even my blinker sounds nice
- The daytime LED’s look great
- The xenon lights even better.
- They produce a huge amount of light, at night I can see more on the road than in any other car.
- With full lighting the front is extremely impressive.
- When I sit down I feel cuddled (surrounded by the center tunnel and chair)
- And I get welcomed by a soft musical tone.
- The smell of fresh leather
- And the touch of soft alcantara
- I listen to a superb sound system.
- I drive more relaxed than ever
- I don’t feel the need to speed, even though I can.
- Sometimes I don’t even have to brake, when using Hill-mode.
- I have better mileage in a traffic jam than in normal driving (the opposite of a conventional car)
- The handling is supreme
- The steering wheel is made for my hands, not too thin
- I hardly see a gas station anymore
- Get incredible mileage
- As the sun powers my car (I use electricity from solar panels on the roof of my company and soon of my house)
- My car is the future, brought forward to the present
 

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Dutch said:
I love my Karma because:
- As the sun powers my car (I use electricity from solar panels on the roof of my company and soon of my house)
- My car is the future, brought forward to the present
Dutch, :thumbup:

Love the most is you power your car from the solar panels. That should be everyone's dream...as an engineer, this is the ultimate efficiency. :D
 

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alexofsb said:
I agree with Dutch. Let's focus on all the amazing positive aspects while Fisker works on the little nagging ones. Get over it, they will come up with solutions.
Seriously? :huh: I love this car but let's face it, some of us :-/ are very obsessive about this car and know far too much about its inner workings than a driver knows about a car they did not build. This is more about making fun of the nerdy types who haunt this hallowed virtual halls than the car itself. A point made very eloquently by the part of the post after "Get over it":

By the way, I drive always in Hill 2 around town - per a suggestion from the Dealer expert on this. Only on Freeways do I bother to put it back into Drive. Reason being, one gets more regeneration without having to think about it (paddle into Hill 1 or 2), uses no more battery power to drive around town and saves on the brake pads.
As Steven Colbert likes to say: Check and Mate!
 

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I'm going to focus on the positive until 6.15.
My mirror fold option has never worked so my mirror motors are not burned out.
The steering wheel goes low enough to block the CEL light from my vision.
Turning the radio louder (when it is working) eliminates the rattles from the B pillars and the rear deckled.
I've learned how to take sharp turns without the tires rubbing as much.
I've had a full charge 2 mornings in a row.
Fisker corporate.. Please COMMUNICATE.
 

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Haha. I love both lists. Wonderful way to start my day with a laugh. What I love the most about this car is how I was able to get 112 mpg last week while driving 249 miles total. Seeing I really can make a change in consumption, it made me start thinking of other ways to become "green". This car might turn me into a real environmentalist.
 

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Sigurd said:
Haha. I love both lists. Wonderful way to start my day with a laugh. What I love the most about this car is how I was able to get 112 mpg last week while driving 249 miles total. Seeing I really can make a change in consumption, it made me start thinking of other ways to become "green". This car might turn me into a real environmentalist.
I've never paid any attention to mileage until this car. Lots of fun going days without using a drop of gas. Once I get charging figured out I think I could go a month or longer without a trip to the gas station.
 

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Every time I plug the car in and every time I pass a gas station I'm thinking "I'm not send money to really bad people of every strip who who would do my family, friends and me harm given the chance. Sorry but I had to say it.
 

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Every time I plug the car in and every time I pass a gas station I'm thinking "I'm not send money to really bad people of every strip who who would do my family, friends and me harm given the chance. Sorry but I had to say it.
Agreed! Can never be too careful with those Canadians, Mexicans, Brazilians, and Colombians.

 

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That chart is a little out of date: domestic oil production is way up, consumption is still down, and hence total imports are down a lot. We now only import half our oil (ONLY HALF! cough, ahem) and are actually a net exporter of refinery products (which is kind of weird, we import a lot of oil, turn it into gasoline and diesel, and then export those, when it would make more sense to refine them at the production point ... except that we have a lot of spare refinery capacity thanks to increased fleet mileage and the lingering effects of the Great Recession).
 

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And for your information I was referring to REAL Evil People like Rick Perry of "THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS" and those idiot lying jerks at BP. :)

Also don't kid yourself on where our oil comes from...lots of the terrible balance of trade dollars we have with China (for all that cheap crap at big box stores) goes to by oil from the worst offenders. China's largest oil supplier is (What nuclear weapons?) Iran. We send billions to China and they send it to Iran. As long as there is fixed demand for transportation oil, It's a zero sum game. For every barrel we buy from Canada that's a barrel off the market that must be filled by Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and the like.

But as Denis Miller says "That's just my opinion and I could be wrong!"[hr]
One more note on our oil imports in 2010 (the last year full data is available) the US bought 4,304,000,000 barrels of Imported oil at about $100.00 a barrel. To save you the math that about 400 Billion dollars worth. Of that roughly 1,157,000,00 Barrels came from countries I'm sure none of us would like to support at any level much less to the tune of 110 Billion Dollars. And that is why I smile driving by gas stations and every time I plug my charging cord into my Karma!
 

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And for your information I was referring to REAL Evil People like Rick Perry of "THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS"
Are you finished? :mad:

Moderators, I see this turning political... and I for one, am holding back. :angel:
 
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