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#74 of 90 Re: Honda Insight Wet Seat Belts [margeauxl1]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:33 pm)
I have the same problem. I have a 2010 insight.
When I call he dealer that I purchased it from, I get nothing but the round around. They claim no one else has this problem and after having my car all DAY long they said there was no problem.(said they ran under a heavy car wash)
I asked to speak with the Dublin Honda Owner, Ken Harvey. Ironically, the shuttle driver said he is there every day, but when I asked to speak with him, he is not available.I finally spoke with a Service repair supervisor and he agreed to get me a rental car and give him and his staff the opportunity to check it out tomorrow again. We'll see if they even move the car from its present location.
The Patt answer is "its under warranty, bring it back..." they don't realize people have to work to make the Honda payments.
I am furious with this Honda Dealership. My advise: Don't buy Honda
#75 of 90 Low MPG on 2010 Honda Insight
Sep 10, 2011 (11:00 am)
Within the last 4 months my millage has dropped from 47mpg to 35. Granted I do live in Houston Texas and the weather has been extremly warm. Would using the air conditioner cause the millage to drop. What else would cause it to drop a good 12mpg? How can I increase the millage to 47-50 mpg. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Oct 11, 2011 (7:09 am)
Bought my 2011 Insight back in March and everything going great. The one thing I am a little worried about is the first oil change. Have almost 4,500 miles and the display is telling me I still have 50% life. I am far from a 3,000, 3 month guy but I am looking at well over 8,000 miles before my first change. Is this normal? Mostly city driving but I am super easy on it and have been getting about 45 per since I got it.
#77 of 90 Re: First Oil Change [johnobvious]
Oct 13, 2011 (1:12 pm)
Follow the oil minder that's in your car...it's there for a reason. I felt the same way when I got my Civic back in '06 but I waited till the minder got to 15% to swap out the oil & filter. Was told the break in oil has a special formula and to wait till it gets to 15% to change it...so I did. Have to believe the engineers who built the car knew what they were doing. And 45 ain't to bad!
#78 of 90 Re: Low MPG on 2010 Honda Insight [lsmookler]
Oct 25, 2011 (8:57 am)
Yes Lewis, A/C will drop your mileage. The hotter the temps, the harder the A/C has to work, and the more it will rob your MPGs. It also does something else too. It sometimes causes your engine not to shut off when stopped at a traffic light, which it usually does to save gas. This means you will be often idling, and therefore further robbing your gas mileage. This is because the engine needs to run in order to run the A/C. So the engine keeps running to keep you comfortable. ...Unless you are in the ECO mode.
In the ECO mode, the engine is MORE likely to shut off when stopped at a light in order to save gas (although not always). But at the disadvantage of making you warm during that time. You will cool down again when you get moving again. But keep in mind that even in the ECO mode there are often times when the engine only shuts down for 14 seconds before restarting. Other times it wll still will not shut down at all. (It has to do with the humidity -- the car tries to make sure that you don't fog up your windows while sitting at a light.)
So yes, 12mpgs makes sense. I'm assuming nothing else about your driving conditions/style has changed besides temperature (like traffic, tire pressure, etc).
For tips on how to increase your overall mileage, check out the posts on the Insight board under the topic of Real World MPGs. I and others have some helpful posts. Some posts have talked about how to use your A/C without having as much of an impact on your mileage.
#79 of 90 Buying extra warranty at purchasing?
Nov 30, 2011 (2:42 am)
I recently purchased a new 2012 Insight base model and the dealer pushed me to buy an extra warranty for 7 or 8 years / 80,000 miles for $967.00.
I did not, since most of the time, if it's offered , you don't need it. I read in the warranty booklet, that in Rhode Island the IMA system is covered for 10 years/80,000 miles. Has anyone on this forum bought the extra warranty? Should I have?
I posting my question here because no one on the forum"Buying experience" has answered the same question.
Thanks in advance
#80 of 90 No extra warranty needed
Nov 30, 2011 (4:33 am)
No. I didn't buy it either. It's a Honda. Right there is my assurance that it's a reliable car.
#81 of 90 New Insight 2012
Dec 01, 2011 (3:01 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 (9:38 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 (8:22 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,