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Honda Insight, Hybrid Cars, Coupe, Hatchback
#61 of 187 still there
Oct 16, 2000 (12:08 pm)
i has been two months since i saw the insight at pragon honda in queens, ny, well, i was there this weekend and it is still there. if the dealer was a little bit more flexible he would have sold that insight. even though people say that insights are sold at a loss, i still feel uncomfortable paying $20G's for it. it would increase my payments by $100 a month, and i would loose a year that i have paid so far on my civic. too bad the car is so expencive. also, dodge is coming out with 70mpg disel-electric hybrind in 2002, honda's better come out with a better optioned car for that money.
#62 of 187 Replacement Tires?
Oct 16, 2000 (8:52 pm)
Since I live in a somewhat rural part of NH,
I felt I had to inquire with the local tire
store about getting studded snow tires for the Insight.
The closest I got to the P165/65R14 spec in the
book was: P175/65R14.
Has anyone replaced the OEM tire with something
#63 of 187 G.O.H.E.V. Hybrid Gathering Update
Dec 04, 2000 (10:25 pm)
GOHEV Southern California Hybrid Gathering re-scheduled.
At the request of a several people, because of proximity to
Christmas, the GOHEV, (gathering of hybrid electric vehicles)
originally scheduled on Dec. 23rd, has been moved to Sunday, January
7th 2001 at Griffith Park, in Los Angeles, CA.
There has been a great response to this event so far.
Edmunds.com has offered to give out shirts, mugs and other goodies.
A representative from Toyota will be joining us as well.
So far, both Toyota Prius and Honda Insight owners will be there.
Actor Ed Begley Jr. emailed to say he might also be joining us.
Hopefully he’ll have his EV1 with him.
A writer from Entertainment Today will also be there for a story and
This will be in a picnic/BBQ area, so you can bring food, Frisbees etc.
The Grills are in the park. Expect 65 to 70 degree temps. (updates coming)
The gathering will be from 12:00 noon till the early evening.
Anyone owning or interested in owning any type of alternative fueled
vehicle is invited.
Please email gohevemail.com for specific directions and registration.
Please let us know if you will attend, and how many people are in
Hope to see you there!
#64 of 187 Inisght in the snow
Dec 12, 2000 (12:18 am)
I have been driving an Insight since July. I love it. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and recently took the Insight on a trip across the UP on my way to visit my family. We have approximately 1 to 2 feet of snow here depending on the area and the car drove just fine. One has to adjust to the narrow wheel base and the lightness of the car but it pulled me through 10 inches of snow on the ground in some areas and I never lost control. I was thrilled with the performance of the car. Now, my gas mileage did go down to around 56 miles to a gallon, I am used to getting closer to 72 miles to a gallon on long trip but I believe this was due to the colder weather and the drag of the snow and slush. As I stated before, I have never regretted buying this car and I still stand by that statement.
Dec 16, 2000 (7:00 pm)
Please be sure to tell us how the Insight event goes!
#66 of 187 Problems with Mine
Dec 26, 2000 (12:58 pm)
I have had several problems with my Insight. I have had the car at the dealer for 24 days since the middle of September. They have diagnosed the problem as a bad computer. However, there are no parts available for the repair. My milage has dropped from 66 to about 52 since the "problem". The engine does get hot enough to be effecient. The gauges are not working properly on the dash. Did I mention that I had almost no heat. That is very helpful in Illinois this time of year.
Is anyone else having problems?
#67 of 187 Insight one day !
Dec 27, 2000 (4:32 pm)
Hey Insight owners, I'm happy with my Civic but want to trade up to a Insight one day.
philring (and all) what do you think ?
Rob Fruth - Houston, Tx
1981 Raleigh for commuting, errands & fun
1997 Trek 2300 for real fun !
2000 DX Civic hatchback
#68 of 187 Tax Credit For Real
Jan 03, 2001 (7:57 am)
None of the Honda dealers i've talked with have heard about the so called
$2000 tax credit for buying a Honda--can someone tell me the straight
scoop on this?
Jan 04, 2001 (6:38 pm)
#68, My Honda dealer was the one that told me about the tax credit... it's supposed to be a $2500 credit for purchasing a ULEV.
I love my Insight... I just got it 2 weeks ago and I think $20K isn't excessive for progressive thinking. We need to start using alternative fuel sources and this is a good start. And I'll save $200/mo in gas now so the car will practically pay for itself. I went over 500 miles on my first tank and it took me $13 to fill it up. Can't beat that!
#70 of 187 GOHEV Gathering in Los Angeles Sun, Jan. 7th
Jan 06, 2001 (10:07 am)
One day left. If you are in the driving distance of Los Angeles, please click the link below for info and directions to the largest gathering of hybrid cars ever.
Join us, its a picnic/BBQ!