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2012 Fisker Karma Consumer Reviews

Eco Standard Sedan

2012 Fisker Karma Consumer Rating

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2012 Fisker Karma Eco Standard Sedan

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros

  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Comfortable
  • Adequate Power
  • Handles Well
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • No character
  • Expensive
Comments:

The Fisker Karma is something of an anomaly - this car, while so intently focused on design, is in fact an extremely economical machine. Running off a hybrid engine, this car will severely cut down the number of trips you make to the gas station, which is something that will appeal to many. It's clear what they were attempting with this model - the progression of the hybrid/electric car. To many, hybrids have poor design issues and are generally not targeted at buyers in the market with a taste for flash - this car changes that drastically. My first impression of this car was one of skepticism, even though my research had told me that it was a hybrid, the appearance made me instinctively feel that I was in for a bumpy ride. However, the opposite was true: the steering was almost clinically precise, to the point where my admiration pondered on disconnect. In a nutshell, that one aspect of the Fisker Karma demonstrates the entire nature of this car - it's so surprisingly sturdy and efficiently run that your surprise may be quickly overtaken by numbness. It's hard to tell if this feeling simply comes from many decades of being used to the 'feel' of gas run cars, but something minor is missing. With that said, that does not mean that certain elements should not be ignored: aside from the eco-friendly engineering, the interior of this car achieves an oft-failed challenge - recycled class. The dashboard and the seating are constructed from renewable and recycled materials, but they don't feel flimsy or cheap, sitting inside this car gives the feeling of luxury but with a surprisingly unique and homely edge. This car has so much going for it, it's hard not to imagine lots of people in the market going for it. However, it's my feeling that this would not be a gut purchase - it's something you buy for the specs, despite the flashy design.

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