Teen pop sensation/hair farm Justin Bieber received a chrome-plated Fisker Karma as an 18th birthday gift from his manager, and has been caught a few times in the kind of traffic violations you’d expect from an 18-year-old with a very fast luxury vehicle. Leonardo DiCaprio apparently owns one, too. The vehicle is a nice status symbol for rich dudes and dudettes, we guess, but our colleagues down the highway at Consumer Reports Cars weren’t as fond of it. They gave it a failing grade. The Karma’s first impression–breaking down almost as soon as it arrived at the test facility–probably didn’t help.
For what other reasons did our resident champion testers dislike the vehicle? Well, the noisy engine, cramped interior, seats that are awkward to get in and out of, heavy weight, and bad dash controls. And the repeated breakdowns. Did we mention the repeated breakdowns?
If you have $100,000 to spend on a car, it’s best to spend that money on one that won’t be a chore to drive. If you must have a Karma, you’re probably better off just leaving it in your garage and looking at it now and then.
Dear Justin Bieber, Consumer Reports Totally Hates Your Stupid Car [Hollywood]
Fisker Karma earns a failing grade from Consumer Reports