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Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer Reports ($200 MM down the rat hole)
Consumer Reports ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/26/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by C19fan

The striking Fisker Karma extended-range electric car has turned heads for months in our test program, from its distinctive design to its sci-fi hum soundtrack. During that time we've experienced far more than our share of frustrations. And in the final tally, the Karma scores a failing grade.

The Karma ranks as our lowest-rated luxury sedan. Of all sedans, only three have lower overall scores: Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, and Nissan Versa SV. (Learn how we test cars.)

(Excerpt) Read more at news.consumerreports.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Delaware
KEYWORDS: electric; fisker
Obama handed over $200 MM of our money to Fisker. In return we get a $107 K POS car.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Yes you’re correct, but there was a promise of “green jobs” for Slow Joe’s state.....


2 posted on 09/26/2012 11:02:03 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: C19fan

Another Al Gore FAIL.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 11:03:42 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: C19fan

Well, it isn’t called ‘karma’ for nothing...................


4 posted on 09/26/2012 11:04:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: C19fan

No offense, but Consumer Reports is rag that praised everything Japanese without question.

Their opinion is crap in my book.

Regardless, electic cars are not ready for prime time.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: C19fan


6 posted on 09/26/2012 11:11:51 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: C19fan

Fisker should memorialize their benefactor and poorly rated car into the model name. Maybe something like the ‘Obama Spendalotta’?


7 posted on 09/26/2012 11:14:45 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Erik Latranyi
No offense, but Consumer Reports is rag that praised everything Japanese without question

Might have had something to do with them being better cars.

8 posted on 09/26/2012 11:19:12 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: C19fan

The Fisker Karma... “Barrymobile”... or “WookieWagon”..


9 posted on 09/26/2012 11:22:37 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

But Jason Beeber has one!


10 posted on 09/26/2012 11:40:07 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: C19fan

Half a Billion for the Worst Car!

“How Fisker got $500 million in government loans for a fuel economy flop

How Fisker got $500 million in government loans for a fuel economy flopWhen Fisker Automotive won heaps of praise from Vice President Joe Biden and a $529 million loan from the U.S. government”

http://jalopnik.com/5851735/how-fisker-got-500-million-in-government-loans-for-a-fuel-economy-flop


11 posted on 09/26/2012 11:48:20 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

From what I understand Fisker was given an initial line of credit for $500 MM but drew only the $193 MM before someone with some sense in Washington cut them off.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: nascarnation

If it had a BMW V-12 in it, I would buy one.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 11:58:03 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: C19fan

Isn’t this the car that stopped dead and had to be towed off of the Consumer Reports test track - not a good beginning.....


14 posted on 09/26/2012 12:07:16 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: C19fan

“it also highlights the risks to early adopters for leading-edge cars and technology”

If you had to flat-bed the test vehicle a few times I think you can call it ‘failing-edge’.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 12:12:50 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny ("Allah" isn't a god. It's a mental disorder.)
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To: C19fan
Obama handed over $200 MM of our money to Fisker. In return we get a $107 K POS car.

The Finnish Built Fisker...(I'll buy a SAUNA from the Finns, but autos, No thanks.)

Before Fisker, did FINLAND have an Auto industry??

16 posted on 09/26/2012 1:04:05 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Ouderkirk
If it had a BMW V-12 in it, I would buy one.

Then it would be a BMW!!

17 posted on 09/26/2012 1:06:01 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: C19fan

Oops, another extended-range golf cart found unfit to drive. Another half billion ObamaBucks flushed down the green Fisker crapper. What on earth are all those Fins going to do for jobs now that no one wants the Karmas they’re making in Finland for the Department of Energy? Oh, well. There’s always the success of their Department of Energy financed battery maker, A123! Oh, wait ...


18 posted on 09/26/2012 1:09:43 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: C19fan

19 posted on 09/26/2012 1:17:58 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: catnipman

Fox channel in San Francisco said yesterday AM that charging stations for Tesla cars had been installed in a number of places in Central/Southern Calif.

One of the locations was Harris Ranch, which is a gas station/restaurant stop on I-5. No housing there, altho a very large cattle feed lot—105,000 cattle max.

The announcer went on to say that the charger ONLY worked for one of the 2 models of the Tesla. I think she said it worked for the sedan, but not the sporty convertible.

I am very confused!!

What kind of electric car company would be making ONLY 2 models & they take 2 different kinds of chargers???

Isn’t there going to be any kind of Universal charging plug/system for these cars?

A business is supposed to install an untold number of different charging systems??? A municipality?? A large apartment complex?

This is nuts!!


20 posted on 09/26/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: C19fan

For $107 K you culd build a Cobra Daytona Coupe w/a 302 base motor, a modern fuel injection system, a 6 speed trans, dial in how much HP you want & still get great gas mileage. (if you keep your foot off the floorboard)
And you could have a heck of a lot more fun.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Fresh Wind

22 posted on 09/26/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Ouderkirk

Me too.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Ouderkirk

5 yrs from now, you can buy it for pennies on the dollar, and swap in a Chevy LS motor for about 5 grand and have a kick ass buggy.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: certrtwngnut

Why not just buy a Corvette ZR1?


25 posted on 09/26/2012 3:26:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Ouderkirk

I have a V-10 BMW M6. It’s pretty awesome. I recommend it!


26 posted on 09/26/2012 9:05:34 PM PDT by Captain Steve
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To: nascarnation

Cause I’m a Ford guy, but that does not mean a Corvette would not be on my list.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 5:59:01 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: ExCTCitizen

FWIW the Bugatti Veyron has the BMW V-12


28 posted on 09/27/2012 6:00:55 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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