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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    This reminds me of a fun fact. Anyone know what the number one export was from the U.S. last year? Fuel!

    Fuel Number 1 Export In U.S. Since 1949 » Active Investor
    If that keystone pipeline gets going, maybe that trade deficit will really start narrowing.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    If that keystone pipeline gets going, maybe that trade deficit will really start narrowing.
    Unfortunately the importation of oil more than offsets the export of refined fuel.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am sure that your anecdotal evidence, and observation has just solved the entire argument. Good job.

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    Yeah, it's about as meaningful as citing a recall affecting 239 cars.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Unfortunately the importation of oil more than offsets the export of refined fuel.
    I don't think the oil moved through the pipeline would count as a purchased import.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You do realize how many recalls that other car companies do each year right? That pales in comparison to this. In fact I would find it more alarming that so called "proven" technology gets recalled more than this model of car. Gimme a break.
    Yes your right it does pale in comparison but it is not similar. ‘Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid’. How many other car companies have recalled ALL they produced in a single year?

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No, I think I will keep my comparisons just as they are because they are valid. The simple fact you try to dodge is that other car manufacturers have in greater numbers had more recalls due to serious factors than hybrids. This is FACT.
    You are comparing a specific to a generality.

    I think hybrid vehicles are a good start into the evolution of alternative fuel vehicles. But they have their specific "only to them" problems that combustion engine powered vehicles dont face. As a percentage of the automobile market, hybrids & electric cars have their issues with recalls and if you did the numbers you would find their % of recall is a lot higher than industry average. But thats to be expected with a new product.

    As far as j-mac's point that they (Hybrid and electric car technology) are basically being shoved down our throats is correct. Using tax dollars to give inventiveness to buy a less than par product? Using tax dollars to bolster a product that not many people want because it isnt near ready yet or got the kinks worked out of it yet? $40,000 for a car that cant go more than 40 miles on a charge, less if you live in the mountains, use the air, heat or lights...people dont want that but yet we are having it shoved down our gullets.
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yeah, it's about as meaningful as citing a recall affecting 239 cars.
    Funny thing is that the 239 car recall is every single car this company has ever made and 189 of them are still unsold. I guess they wont have an issue getting those 189 fixed huh?
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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Yes your right it does pale in comparison but it is not similar. ‘Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid’. How many other car companies have recalled ALL they produced in a single year?
    It's not surprising, given that it's a brand new model from a new manufacturer. But it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the fact that these are hybrids vs. oil burners. There are hundreds of thousands of hybrids on the roads running without problems.

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    You are comparing a specific to a generality.

    As a percentage of the automobile market, hybrids & electric cars have their issues with recalls and if you did the numbers you would find their % of recall is a lot higher than industry average.
    Is that a pure guess, or have you actually done the numbers?

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    Re: Fisker Recalling 239 Karma Plug-In Hybrids for Fire Hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    It's not surprising, given that it's a brand new model from a new manufacturer. But it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the fact that these are hybrids vs. oil burners. There are hundreds of thousands of hybrids on the roads running without problems.
    And hundreds of thousands have been recalled due to various problems.

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