The Crazy Saga of Our Fisker Ocean | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #442

The Crazy Saga Of Our Fisker Ocean | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #442 1

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In this supersized episode, we share our very unusual experience purchasing, receiving, and driving our 2023 Fisker Ocean Ultra; there are so many twists and turns to this story, we can’t summarize them here, you’ll just have to listen to the entire wild experience! We also answer audience questions about how to store an EV for long periods of time, and the best car for road trips: the Ford Maverick, Subaru Forester, or Toyota Camry.

More info on the 2023 Fisker Ocean here:

00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – Our Fisker Ocean
01:53 – Buying & Delivery Experience
06:19 – Issue with the Ocean
09:16 – Payment
09:53 – Driving Experience
10:46 – Software Versions
12:19 – Customer Service
14:41 – Experiencing The Car
21:12 – Missing Safety Features
23:02 – Features we liked
23:43 – Range & Charging
27:49 – Regenerative Braking
31:25 – Controls
33:34 – ABS Issue
34:59 – Cabin
37:09 – SDV – Software Defined Vehicle
39:18 – State of Fisker
43:26 – Price Drop
45:06 – The Paint
47:50 – Inventory
51:37 – Consumer Take Aways
54:22 – Question #1: What is the best way to store an electric vehicle for a long period of time?
57:34 – Question #2: What is the best car for road trips: the Ford Maverick, Subaru Forester, or Toyota Camry?

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