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Old 04-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fisker Automotive, onto the ash heap of history.

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read a funny line somewhere this week, along the lines of: Elon should buy it, just so he could burn what remains to the ground and say "nya, nya".

Actually, Elon should buy it so he can use the tooling for those gorgeous cars. The Karma makes the Model S look like a spinster schoolmarm by comparison. The Atlantic and that fastback concept were cool too.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When I saw this a while back, I thought of...have a first-date only blast with Miss High Maintenance but always marry Miss Plain Jane.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always been a little conflicted about the Karma: sexiest PHEV ever ... to sport a giant moustache.
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I must say, I really like the looks of the Tesla in person. The Fisker? Not as much.

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Elon should buy it so he can use the tooling for those gorgeous cars.
Altough I don't really hate the design of the Model S, the Karma looks more manly.
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The Fisker Karma looks too much like an oversized Corvette to me. I never like that generation of Corvettes. Plus, Fisker makes me think of scissors...

Model S has much better Cd and it looks more timeless, in my opinion.
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Altough I don't really hate the design of the Model S, the Karma looks more manly.
That's because it has a moustache.

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