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Consumer Reports review flaws in Fisker Karma car

Consumer Reports panned the Karma in its review of the new high-end Press )

Consumer Reports the high-technology Fisker Karma testing the $107,850 luxury hybrid.

The magazine said the speedy car suffered from reliability problems and doesn’t well to other luxury cars such as the Porsche

The Fisker runs on electricity for 38 miles and then a small engine kicks in and extends the once the car’s battery runs out. Only a few have been sold, but the car has attracted attention for its styling. Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin both drive a Karma.

“Despite the car’s huge it’s very cramped The overcomplicated controls are frustrating and hard to see out,” said Fisher, director of Consumer Auto Test Center. it’s running, the gasoline has an unrefined roar. And the Karma’s weight affects agility and as the Karma lacks the oomph you

Fisher said he found the ride, handling and braking “sound” and noted the car has first-class materials, but concluded “the problems outweighed the good.”

The review said that the badly designed touch-screen makes the dash controls an disaster.”

The car purchased by the magazine for its also suffered from other problems.

It died on the test track and the battery had to be replaced. After that, Reports said its engineers continued to “encounter disconcerting glitches related to the gauges, lights, power windows and

Fisker, which is based in and assembles the vehicle in Finland, the Karma.

“Since its launch in December the award-winning Fisker Karma has a new automotive segment of luxury vehicles,” the company said in a

It noted that the vehicle has won from other publications. magazine named the Karma its of the Year and Time magazine the vehicle as one of its 50 Best Inventions, said.

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The automaker shrugged off of the Karma’s interior space and

“As the Karma is a concept car to life, packaging and visibility of course not be that of a minivan,” the said.

Fisker said it is working to responsiveness and functionality of the Karma’s controls.

The auto company has recently with stalled development, missed deadlines and layoffs.

It recalled the Karma this year after it that a small cooling fan the vehicle had caused a fire in a in a Woodside, Calif. parking No one was hurt in the incident. A second was consumed in a fire in Texas, but has not determined the cause of that

The automaker also has had management and in August named its third executive in a year. It hired Posawatz, who helped lead of Chevrolet’s Volt plug-in for six years, serving as vehicle director before retiring General Motors in July.


Posawatz succeeded Tom LaSorda, a Chrysler executive who in February over the chief executive from company co-founder Fisker.

The company also is to plug holes from the government loan that was withheld earlier this after the company lagged on development.

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