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You are in the Honda Insight
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Honda Insight, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback
#161 of 237 Re: Insight2 longivity [franko1]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:48 am)
Who is that car buff? This posting is that of a Toyota fanatic to scare people away
from the Insight. Honda will not let go at the Insight for a long while.The posting you read is a fake . Do not worry about it. I had to get rid of a Prius 2008 because it would not travel on Icy roads (the prolem is the same on the Prius 2010 and I am now buying and Insight because it has what is need for the Winter).
#162 of 237 Insight dumped???
Jul 30, 2009 (5:25 am)
I doubt Honda will dump the Insight. Funny how it was driven by "expert" auto journalists and they raved about the car and now it is crap. Maybe these "expert" journalists should be fired. I own an Insight. Yes, it is underpowered. No question. However, it is giving me 44-46 mpg. That is why I bought it. People don't realize what 44-46 mpg is. My old Mazda6 got 22-23 mpg. I am putting in HALF the gas now. I got the extended warranty for 8 years/120 miles for $1k. Therefore, I don't worry about "hybrid" repairs. The Insight is a commuter car not a racecar. It is not dead in the water with me.
P.S.: The car only has 2,000 miles on it. I expect the mileage to improve after I get 3,000-5,000 miles on it.
#163 of 237 Re: I'll stick with the Ford Fusion Hybrid, thank you [rookie60]
Jul 30, 2009 (5:47 am)
Loved that PS...great SOH.
BTW, I have to ask you...a Prius gets even better MPG, and costs just a little bit more if your Insight is the EX.(Who would get one without cruise control?)...so why the Honda over the proven excellence of the Prius?
#164 of 237 Re: I'll stick with the Ford Fusion Hybrid, thank you [mickeyrom]
Jul 30, 2009 (6:02 am)
Love the Prius looks. Great car. Almost bought one. However, the killer was the dash. Stupid speedo. IMHO.
#167 of 237 Love our Pearl Red Insight!
Jul 30, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Yes - we love our new red Honda Insight. Very positive comments from people while parking. 44mpg after 700 suburban mles. Did 50mpg on I95 while cruising at 72 mph. Saving $800 a year (mileage and reg gas) over old BMW 325i.
It's fun reading the Prius People rant on our Insight blog Guess they have to knock the competition for the extra $4k.
#168 of 237 The Insight - Better than I thought
Aug 03, 2009 (6:18 pm)
I left a deposit on an Insight without doing much research other than figuring out what I wanted to pay. Once I got home, I read all the online reports bashing the car, and developed a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. But I decided to go thru with the deal because the price was right. And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised once I picked up the car. Having owned the Insight for a while, I'm happy I bought it, and here's why:
While it doesn't have blazing acceleration, the car accelerates more than adequately and can cruise at 70-80mph. Firm ride but not uncomfortable. Unlike what I read, the car isn't noisy. Decent MPG so far (40's in town; 50 on the highway). Handles better than what i drove before. And it didn't cost over $22K for the EX. The only complaint I read about that I found valid? Poor visibility out the rear window.
So there's a moral to the story: Don't believe everything you read.
#169 of 237 Re: The Insight - Better than I thought [njinsight]
Aug 03, 2009 (6:32 pm)
I'm glad for you. I don't believe everything I read either!
The only two things I's add to the EX, speaking for myself, is an aftermarket power sunroof and a powered subwoofer for the audio system.
I don't think that the current Insight is a loser machine, as some would lead anyone to believe. No way!
#170 of 237 Re: The Insight - Better than I thought [njinsight]
Aug 05, 2009 (4:46 pm)
I just bought a Kia Soul but came very close to buying the Honda Insight. I previously had a company owned 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid that I put 25,000 miles on. I was very happy with the HCH but regretted that it did not have a hatch-back or folding rear seats.
The new Honda Insight is basically an HCH with hatchback and folding rear seats so I think it should be a great car. The technology is proven and should provide a good car.
Over the 25,000 miles that I drove the HCH, I averaged 39 mph. Better in summer, worse in winter, better in some driving conditions, worse in others, but 39 mph average over 25,000 miles which I thought was remarkable.
From all the reviews I have been reading, I think the Insight should get significantly better gas mileage than the HCH.
For these reasons, I think the Honda Insight is a great car.
Oh yeah, the reason I got a Kia Soul is that I want my wife to drive it around town because it gets much better mileage than her Hyundai Santa Fe. She could accept the switch to the Soul but the Insight was just too much for her. I take the subway to work and drive very little so the Insight would have gotten very good mileage for almost no miles. The Soul will get good mileage (compared to the Santa Fe) for quite a few more miles.