Last post on Dec 27, 2004 at 8:31 PM
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#81 of 90 New Insight 2012
Dec 01, 2011 (4:01 am)
Thanks for the positive answer "spunjorno, "!
After 358 miles, I did my first gas fill up and the display showed 49.9 mpg!
Love the car so far.
Still puzzled why at a red light, the car goes is "motor shut off", but not in a parking lot in the gear at "parking position"?
Thanks for the reply.
#82 of 90 Re: New Insight 2012 [dnatech]
Dec 14, 2011 (10:38 am)
That threw me at first too. But then it occurred to me that to go to Park you have to pass through Reverse. The car has to come out of "autostop" in order go into the reverse gear.
And 'Park' is where you start the car. So it can't be in "autostop" in the gear where you need to be able to start...
#83 of 90 Re: Question:How to improve mpg on 2002 Insight?
May 10, 2012 (9:22 pm)
I have a 2002 Insight and enjoy the ride. Took it down to L.A. from S.F. and arrived much less battered than with my prior car, a Mustang. The Insight handled smoothly , its low-slung profile a great feature.
Noticeaby, the car's miles per gallon increases with long distance driving and at prolonged higher speeds. Is that to be expected?
And how does one "tune" this vehicle to increase its mpg from an average 34-35 mpg. around town? Thanks in advance,
#84 of 90 Re: Question:How to improve mpg on 2002 Insight? [pete450]
May 18, 2012 (4:55 am)
There are some helpful tips on increasing Insight mileage in the other discussion board. Under "Insight", look for the discussion titled, "Honda Insight MPG-Real World Numbers".
#86 of 90 Aero pan under engine needed?
Dec 27, 2012 (1:59 pm)
I have a 2004 Insight and there's a fiberboard(?) pan under the engine that must be removed in order to drain the engine oil when changing it. The original mounting bolts for this "pan" have long ago frozen and I've been using nylon wire ties to refasten it following each oil change. Question: Is this pan really needed? What purpose does it serve? It's a real pain re-fastening it every time I change the oil and I'd like to just discard it but not sure if it's needed for anything besides fuel mileage improvement. Thanks (in advance) for any answers!
#89 of 90 is there a brake defect with Insight??
Dec 27, 2004 (7:14 pm)
I have an '02 Insite, and I've noticed that when I'm coming to a stop, either in 1st or 2nd gear, that the vehicle tries to stall (before I've fully stopped), when road conditions are wet and when the car is warmed up. What seems to be happening is that the power supply to the brakes will toggle (on/off), and you have to engage the clutch to get braking power back. It has only happened about three times. It could be something with the energy saver feature where when you are a stop and in neutral, the idle will stop until you put the vehicle into gear. I don't know if there is a defect, or if there is a subtle problem with the way I am downshifting. I think it could be a defect but don't know how to describe the faulty piece. Has anyone had a similar experience?
#90 of 90 Re: is there a brake defect with Insight?? [danielh]
Dec 27, 2004 (8:31 pm)
___Autostop can happen at anything below 20 mph in an Insight 5-speed with fast work of the clutch and shifter. Unfortunately, what you are describing sounds different then that given you are in gear. You will not lose braking at any time as long as there is a vacuum and the Insight will hold vacuum for many hours when not in use and over many stops from a coast down without the ICE running at all.
___Wayne R. Gerdes