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Consumer Reports Finally Gets First Impression of Karma

Magazine finds the car to be heavy, cramped and the electrical gremlins continue.

by on Mar.20, 2012

Consumer Reports offered its initial impression of the Fisker Karma after having to send it back to the dealer because of a battery problem.

Now that Consumer Reports has its Fisker Karma back from it’s emergency trip to the dealer, the magazine is ready to share its initial thoughts on the car.

In it’s first impression video, CR‘s Tom Mutchler starts by saying the obvious – the Karma is simply beautiful. Maybe more car designers should start car companies, only to have to give up the CEO’s chair … well, that’s another story.


Consumer Reports‘ initially purchased the $108,000 extended-range electric vehicle, but had to have it towed on a flatbed truck back to the dealer after nothing more involved than a speed calibration test. Fisker returned the car after two days with a new battery pack, replaced under warranty, of course.