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Old 03-09-2012, 06:13 AM
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CONSUMER REPORTS tries to test $100K plug-in hybrid; breaks down during check-in process...

Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken.

We buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process.

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That only cost taxpayers $539 million.
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And exactly how many of our tax payer $'s went to this company again?
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
And exactly how much of our tax payer $'s went to this company again?
$539M...
And the taxpayer didn't pay anything for the Pinto or Vega...
Anyone who buys this car also has at least 2-3 others they can use-or have their chauffeur drive them.
Like I said in an earlier post about electric cars, we need to be exploring alternative fuels(and I don't mean ethanol)like hydrogen. Battery technology isn't where it needs to be for a viable electric-only vehicle to be practical.
But it's only our money...and the current administration has proven to be very good at spending it.
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I have to scratch my head why it cost three times more for flat metal to be stamped into a sleek line car than it does a boxy looking car
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539 million dollar brokeass golf cart thanx Obama
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What kind of sh@thead buys one of these anyway? FAIL
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This is the same company that once the deal was made to get our Gov't money, they then decided to build it in Finland and not here.

Fisker promised to rehab an older GM factory in De...(I bet JoeB had a little to do with that). They say they still have plans to build cars here..
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This is the same company that once the deal was made to get our Gov't money, they then decided to build it in Finland and not here.

Fisker promised to rehab an older GM factory in De...(I bet JoeB had a little to do with that). They say they still have plans to build cars here..
They say they still have plans to build cars here What once the technology catches up and there is a market for $100,000.00 plus two seater cars
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Well, now, just yesterday, some highly placed elected talking head told us "oil is the fuel of the past". He wants to push development of effective alternative energy sources. But, he keeps funding projects like the Fisker, solar energy, etc. instead.

Since he obviously knows more than all the rest of us put together, we should get over it, buy electric cars and get our exercise pushing them around.
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With all the money wasted on 'electric' cars, we could have bought a Fiat 500 for every driver in the country.
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Nut jobs who purchase the POS cars like the Fisker and the Tesla are mostly libturd Hollywood types. Hell the average income of a Dolt buyer is $150,000.
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With all the money wasted on 'electric' cars, we could have bought a Fiat 500 for every driver in the country.
So, buying 200 million Fiats would be a better waste of money?

:jk

Actually, I might take one if it came with the hot model in one of the Fiat ads- the one who dips her finger in the coffee...
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
So, buying 200 million Fiats would be a better waste of money?

It was lame satire...sorry.


I wish hydrogen would hurry up and get here.
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
So, buying 200 million Fiats would be a better waste of money?

:jk

Actually, I might take one if it came with the hot model in one of the Fiat ads- the one who dips her finger in the coffee...
She is smokin
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Energy Secy: I don't own a car...


Energy Secretary Stephen Chu testified today before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the department's FY2013 Budget Request.

Chu was asked if he drove a Chevy Volt, a car he praised during the hearing, but claimed he didn't own a car 'at the moment'
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
Energy Secy: I don't own a car...


Energy Secretary Stephen Chu testified today before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on the department's FY2013 Budget Request.

Chu was asked if he drove a Chevy Volt, a car he praised during the hearing, but claimed he didn't own a car 'at the moment'
So, in other words, he said "I have a high opinion of a product I don't own."

Gotta love that kind of expert...always an opinion, whether they actually know anything on the subject or not.
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Par for the course.
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
Nut jobs who purchase the POS cars like the Fisker and the Tesla are mostly libturd Hollywood types. Hell the average income of a Dolt buyer is $150,000.
Makes you wonder why they need a $7,500 (soon to be $10,000) "bribe" to buy one.
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
Nut jobs who purchase the POS cars like the Fisker and the Tesla are mostly libturd Hollywood types. Hell the average income of a Dolt buyer is $150,000.
Average ! It has to be higher than that. I ca tell you that for sure unless you are living in it.
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