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#1 of 181 Honda Hybrid
May 06, 2004 (9:55 am)
Hello. I have a 2000 Honda Hybrid that I take EVERYWHERE I go. It has about 120k and ALL the work that has been done is 1 tire set at 80k, oil changes at 3500 miles and a EGR valve at 85k. I get about 56-60 mpg using all types of driving styles and have switched to a larger tire for better road handling. I have a manual tranmission that is not as quick as a Auto. I do use the AC on Econ mostly, but have used it going to Tahoe up the grades. Going to Las Vegas, we rec. approx 63 mpg and when I went to Bridgeport, Ca. I got 71 coming back to Los Angeles. It is the BEST car that I have EVER owned!! Our next one will be a Civic Hybrid and we will keep the Insight. GET ONE!!!!!!!!
#2 of 181 Better Hurry
May 06, 2004 (3:06 pm)
Since they discontinued production of the Insight.
#3 of 181 Re: Better Hurry [stevedebi #2]
May 06, 2004 (3:47 pm)
Or get a used one or sweetheart deal on new, anyone in the Houston area want to get rid of a Insight ? Would prefer a 5 speed but CVT is okay and the color, well surprise me ! (hope not black, did I mention Houston area) Just a couple weeks ago I e-mailed a local Honda dealer about a Insight, MSRP is 19.2 K "internet special" was 18 thousand, too rich for my blood, Honda must not want to get rid of them yet. Anyone want out of their Insight ? I'll come to your local and pay cash if the price is right.
#4 of 181 Re: Better Hurry [rfruth #3]
May 07, 2004 (12:31 pm)
Gillam Honda has two new 2003 Insight CVTs for sale :)They siad they are geeting a 5-sppe Insight with AC in and also could order one, but I will belive it when I see it. All other Houston areas dealeres say they can't get anymore.
#1 what tire upgrade did you do? How much did it affect your mileage.
#5 of 181 What would be cool
May 11, 2004 (8:47 pm)
If Honda is nixing the Insight line (Not too surprising unfortunatly. They're cool cars but the market for a $20k CRX isn't there . . .) Although probably not something that would happen . . .
The current Insight has the basic looks and design of the old CRX.
I think it would be cool if Honda brought a hybrid vehicle along the same design as the Del Sol as the next version of the Insight.
Obviously the convertable feature wouldn't help fuel economy much but they could instead turn it into somewhat of a hybrid performance vehicle.
Just a thought. Mainly because I like the Del Sols and I wouldn't mind buying one in the future preferrably a new one.
In any event does anyone know if Honda is canceling the Insight all together or are they just going to redesign it into something else? If anything I would see Honda designing it into another sporty type car if they kept the nameplate.
#6 of 181 Re: What would be cool [derekgdw #5]
May 12, 2004 (11:07 am)
"In any event does anyone know if Honda is canceling the Insight all together or are they just going to redesign it into something else?"
Since Insight never returned profit unlike Prius, I don't think Honda is going to release a new redesign model.
May 12, 2004 (5:21 pm)
___Actually, it appears that the Insight will be available for the 2005 MY.
___In regards to profit on the Prius, have you seen someone state this as fact yet?
___Wayne R. Gerdes
May 12, 2004 (9:58 pm)
"In regards to profit on the Prius, have you seen someone state this as fact yet?"
"Toyota Motor Corp posted on Tuesday(May 11, 2004) a double-digit rise in annual profits as it slashed costs and drove sales higher in every major market, and forecast another strong year as it rolls out one hit model after another."
"Toyota, whose stock value of $120 billion exceeds the combined worth of the U.S. "Big Three" -- General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler AG"
With profits returning like this, would Toyota be loosing money on every Prius they sold? They plan to offer hybrid models in all line of vehicles by 2010. I only see profits just going up. Better buy Toyota stock now. LOL.
May 13, 2004 (3:34 pm)
___I have been watching Toyota’s total sales and increasing profits for what seems like forever … That does not make the Prius profitable by any stretch. When I see that verified fact posted, I will post it all over the net myself!
___Wayne R. Gerdes
May 14, 2004 (8:10 am)
That sounds great Insight for 2005 MY. How reliable is your information? Could you please indicate or post the source?