What Can You Say...It’s a Fisker!
December 6, 2018
When I first saw the artist renderings of this car back in 2009, I told myself...I’m going to get one of those some day. Well...that day just happened a few days ago. I took possession of my 2012 Fisker Karma! I purchased it from a gentleman in Florida who had purchased it new. He took immaculate care of it and did all of the necessary recall issues. I spoke with the service advisor that he has worked with since he bought the car...and he was able to fill me in on everything that was done to the car and also give me some history on the seller. Seeing the car in person is..amazing!! If you’ve never seen one in real life, it’s almost magical. Truly. The sheer scale of the car when compared to most every car on the road is staggering. It’s a big car...and commands attention. The interior of mine is the Monsoon Tri-tone...black with light beige/tan inserts. It is beautiful and quite unique. The car...is beautiful...and extremely unique. Before buying one, I highly suggest watching every video on YouTube and join Fiskerbuzz. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Despite being the most beautiful car on the road, they are quirky. I am very handy with cars, so I’m not too afraid of any issues that may arise. I’m lucky enough to have a Karma Auotomtive Dealer 5 miles from my office in the event something ’big’ should happen. These cars are not for everyone. They’re a stiff...yet supple ride when on the rosd...which is great for a car this heavy and big! The infotainment system is a tad bit archaic...but useable. The big thing to check on is the main HV battery. If those fail, they can cost upwards of $14,000 to replace. There is also a 12v battery that runs the starter of the ICM (internal combustion engine) as well as the interior/exterior lighting, radio, HVAC, etc. Those had a 6 year life-span, so make sure that has been changed prior to buying. If not, that’ll set you back $300 for parts and labor). You can’t compare these to Ferrari’s and Bentley’s or any other luxury car...because they do not have the history that those other cars do. These were concept cars that were brought to life. Fiskers owners in a sense are beta-testers. So...that honor does come with some potential headaches...but they are so worth it when you get behind the wheel!