Last post on Jun 01, 2013 at 6:20 PM
You are in the Honda Insight
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Honda Insight, Hybrid Cars
#172 of 181 Re: Insight Insurance Premiums [backy]
Feb 26, 2005 (6:17 pm)
You can really go off the deep end sometimes, you know that?
No I don't. How do you explain their insurance pricing between the Prius and Insight. $6063 for five years on the Prius and $9655 on the Insight. Maybe that does not seem odd to you. It can make the difference between a cost effective vehicle and one that is not. That is why I asked an Insight owner about Insurance. It seemed rather high. And yes I noticed that the VW TDIs all rated highly. I also noticed a lot of advertising by VW/Audi. I like to see honesty in these publications not bias. Most people do not research their cars as you and I do. They could be mislead by those kind of Headline reports. Just skew one aspect and the car goes from excellent to average. Do you know anyone that has bought a Prius II for $20,875? I watch this board from time to time and have not seen any. It is more like $23k to $30k. If you paid $30k for the Prius you would be in a "don't buy this car" category. That would add $10k to the Total Cost to Own.
#173 of 181 Re: Insight Insurance Premiums [gagrice]
Feb 26, 2005 (8:50 pm)
Did you consider that Intellichoice's info is not based on one city, on one person?
For someone who has sung the praises of diesels, it seems odd to me that you would disagree with Intellichoice's choice of the Beetle TDi as a Best Pick.
I know of many people just in my own city who have paid under $23k for a Prius, plus T&L. Just because some people pay $30k for a Prius doesn't mean everyone does.
Before you accuse a publication of bias, you need to have something more to back it up than "Company A advertises on their web site, therefore they are biased." Especially when there is so much evidence to the contrary. How do you explain all of the Hondas and Acuras recommended by Intellichoice if they are so biased against Honda and in favor of Toyota?
Can we get off the Intellichoice attacks and back to the Insight? My local paper's car section is running a special story on the 2005 Insight tomorrow. I thought that was a curious choice, given the low sales volume for the car. What was it, seven sold in the U.S. in January? Anyway, I'll let you know if they say anything interesting.
#174 of 181 Re: Insight Insurance Premiums [backy]
Feb 26, 2005 (9:18 pm)
I thought that was a curious choice, given the low sales volume for the car
I find it strange also. I think the Insight is the most value for the money of the hybrids. If you have a long commute.
#175 of 181 [gagrice]PRICE PAID FOR PRIUS '04
Mar 24, 2005 (8:26 am)
I PAID $20, 862.00 18 months ago LAKESHORE TOYOTA in Burns Harbor INDIANA. I pay $268.00 every 6 months for "full coverage ins. Farm Bureau. No breaks on plating the hybrid in Indiana (although Indiana should be ashamed for not offering a discount for plates and a tax break from the state tax people.
Railroadjames(enjoy the ride)
#176 of 181 Re: Insight Insurance Premiums [gagrice]
Jun 03, 2007 (6:34 pm)
I am paying about 380 dollars a year with 500 dollar deductibles.
#177 of 181 Honda Insight Brake Failure
Nov 02, 2009 (4:19 pm)
The brake line to the front left wheel of my garage kept 2000 Insight with 100k mi corroded at a bend in line below the streering gear and almost caused a major accident. Has anyone else had a problem like this with their Insight.
#178 of 181 Re: Insight Insurance Premiums( Gagrice)
Nov 10, 2009 (10:10 pm)
I have taken insurance policy for my car as well and i have not pay anything extra to my insurance company i.e. online-autoinsurance.net. I get maximum benefits from my insurance company at reasonable prices. I think its always better to opt for good insurance company which can provide you the best policies for your cars.
Jun 01, 2013 (2:46 pm)
I live in US. I am planning to purchase a used Honda insight 2010 or 2011 LX or EX.. I have decided to buy Honda insight, because I found out from a technician in a honda dealership that you can actually drive the car when the hybrid battery is broke. Unlike prius when the car will not start if the hybrid batter is dead, insight supposedly has a component (alternator?) in the engine that powers the 12V battery, which in turn supports all electronics in the car. is that true ? if all the cells of the battery are dead ...can I still drive the car as a conventional gas car ?
My second questions is about how to check the condition of the battery. I am planning to purchase the car from private party. I will test drive, pull carfax, etc ..but I would like to know if there is a way to actually check the condition of the battery after say 20 minute drive. thanks a lot for all your suggestions
#181 of 181 Insight Future
Jun 01, 2013 (6:20 pm)
Around 4 years ago this time, Honda launched Insight Gen-2 as Prius Fighter. In the 1st year it sold well especially in Japan and from the 2nd year on wards, its sales went down.
The other 3 hybrids of Honda were moved to Lithium battery and the upcoming Accord Hybrid is going to have Full Hybrid with Lithium battery.
So what is the future of Insight. I guess MY-2014 will be the same as current MY. Does Honda have any idea of bringing new model at least by 2015, will it have Lithium battery, Full hybrid. These are just the questions.