Talking Cars (MP3)

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.


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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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