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    Report: Fisker Karma prices tanking on used market
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    Buying into a new, fledgling automaker is always a big risk – the early-adopter upside has the potential to be great, but the downside can look like the mother of all hangovers. Unsurprisingly, that's the unpleasant financial reality facing Fisker Karma owners as they look to unload their ...

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    Report: 'King of Lemon Laws' lawyer successful with Fisker Karma in Wisconsin [w/video]
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    Vince Megna certainly has a way with words. In one five-and-a-half minute video, he calls the Fisker Karma a "modern-day Ford electric Pinto." He also says, "This is a beautiful car. It's just too bad it catches on fire." Would we expect anything less florid from the man who calls himself the ...

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    Official: Fisker Q&A sheds light, lots of light, on Karma problems, lots of Karma problems
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    Despite what some media outlets are saying, the long list of questions and answers about the Fisker Karma now floating around (and available below) is not a leaked document. Instead, it is part of Fisker's ongoing customer service operations, Roger Ormisher, Fisker's head PR director, told ...

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    Report: Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]
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    By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's too hot. Similar to a situation in May, when a Karma caught fire for no apparent reason in a Texas garage, another has burst into flames in a Woodside, CA parking lot. Rudy Burger was returning to his ...

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    Followup: NHTSA launches inquiry into Fisker Karma garage fire
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a formal field inquiry into the garage fire that may or may not have been started by a Fisker Karma sedan, Bloomberg reports. The conflagration, which destroyed the Karma, the garage and a few nearby vehicles, took place on May 3 in ...

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    Report: Engine packaging to blame for Fisker Karma garage fire? [UPDATE]
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    While the investigation of the Fisker Karma that toasted a Texas garage is not over, pundits have begun to weigh in. Automotive News has found a particularly credible one in Jon Bereisa, CEO of Auto Lectrification and the chief engineer of the General Motors EV1 and systems architect for the ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma to blame for garage fire in Texas?
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    All the Justin Bieber in the world doesn't seem like enough for Fisker to catch a break. First it was a 2012 Fisker Karma spectacularly crapping out on Consumer Reports. Now a Texas fire investigator has said that a house fire originated with the plug-in hybrid, according to AutoWeek. The fire ...

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    Report: More layoffs at Fisker; Delaware plant is 'absolutely empty'
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    Last we heard, Fisker Automotive was still "committed" to building the recently revealed Atlantic sedan at the former General Motors plant in Delaware. A few years ago, Fisker announced that site would be the company's new domestic production home (the Fisker Karma extended-range plug-in hybrid ...

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    Video: Justin Bieber chromes his Fisker Karma
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    While we normally don't care whether or not Justin Bieber wakes up and takes a breath each morning, it is unfortunate news when the teen pop idol is gifted a six-figure plug-in hybrid produced by one of the world's best designers, and then proceeds to wrap it in chrome, stick on some fuscia LEDs ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports finally posts Fisker review, finds litany of owners suffering from bad Karma
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    You can buy a bunch of information for $107,000. Consumer Reports is learning all sorts of things about the Fisker Karma now that it has purchased one for testing, only to have it die with less than 200 miles on the odometer. After 48 hours in the dealer's repair shop – under warranty ...

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    Report: Ex-dealer alleges Fisker Karma pushed to market prematurely to meet DOE loan conditions *UPDATE
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    Fisker has found itself struggling with a range of technical issues shortly after the launch of the company's Karma extended-range EV, from faulty battery packs to pesky software updates. According to one former employee, that's no surprise. According to GigaOM, the worker in question reportedly ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma [w/video]
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    A Genuinely Good Idea That's Compromised By Design Fisker is a company driven by design. I can't tell you how often I heard that line from the company's namesake, its PR people and engineers during my brief trip to Los Angeles to drive the production version of the 2012 Fisker Karma. And it's ...

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    Report: Analyst predicts Fisker's demise; spokesman says that's premature
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    Hiccup or death knell? That's what watchers of California-based automaker Fisker Automotive are trying to figure out after the maker of the Karma plug-in luxury sedan laid off about 65 workers and contractors in Delaware and California while renegotiating loan details with the U.S. Department of ...

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    Report: A123 confirms Fisker Karma batteries could have cooling problem
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    Battery maker A123 has announced that batteries it supplied to Fisker Automotive for its Karma range-extended luxury sedan might have "misaligned" hose clamps for the cooling system, which could cause coolant to leak. Unabated, A123 admits the leak could cause an electrical ...

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    Report: Fisker hikes Karma price... again... now above $100k
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    When you're starting up a new luxury automaker – especially a high-end one – it's easy for prices to quickly escalate beyond their anticipated targets. And that's just what's happened with the Fisker Karma. Way back when (in 2008), the upstart automaker was talking about selling the ...

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    Automobile names Audi A7 its car of the year
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    It seems we at Autoblog are not the only group of enthusiasts who are ready to announce to the whole world their love for the Audi A7. The men and women from Automobile Magazine have named Audi's coupe-like five-door hatchback as their 2012 Automobile of the Year. There's a whole article worth of ...

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    Report: EPA says Fisker Karma is a 2.5-ton subcompact
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    The Fisker Karma is 16.5 feet long and tips the scales at 5,300 pounds. Sounds more like a 1960s Lincoln than an extended-range green machine capable of 32 miles on electric power alone, doesn't it? Actually, if you ask the Environmental Protection Agency, the Karma is a lot more like a ...

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    Official: Fisker Karma gets EPA certified: 52 mpge, 32-mile electric range, 20 mpg on gas
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    Yikes. The EPA has finally released its official fuel economy rating for the Fisker Karma, and it's not high: just 52 MPGe, an all-electric range of 32 miles and 20 miles per gallon on gasoline when the battery runs dry. This is well below the numbers that Fisker reps were bandying about in past ...

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    Report: First Fisker Karma headed to Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Powell and Al Gore soon after
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    The first 2012 Fisker Karma will finally be delivered by the end of this month and, fittingly, film star Leonardo di Caprio will get the keys to Karma numero uno. Al Gore and Colin Powell will be taking delivery of their plug-in Fiskers soon thereafter, according to Autocar. Fisker tells the ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma delayed... again
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    The Fisker Karma may have been driven for "a couple of laps" around the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix by Prince Albert of Monaco in late May, but that doesn't mean that it's going to hit dealerships in the U.S. anytime soon. In fact, word is the promised delivery date of the Karma plug-in has ...

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