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Honda Insight, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback
Aug 19, 2009 (6:04 am)
I went to trade my 2010 Honda Insight EX with just 575 miles on an $85,000 vehicle. The sales manager told me they loved getting in Accords and Civics as they always brought more money than they expected. He made a few calls on my Insight, NO-ONE wanted it!!! They can't sell the news ones and no-one wants a used In sight he said. I would not buy this vehicle if I had it to do over again!
#183 of 237 Re: Trade it? [dweiser]
Aug 19, 2009 (8:46 am)
Before I take your post as "gospel" please explain to me why someone who can afford an $85,000 car would bother with an Insight.If you're just being "green" why not a Prius which is a proven vehicle?
#184 of 237 Re: Trade it? [dweiser]
Aug 19, 2009 (1:14 pm)
Comments are funny. From Nov. 2008 to April 2009, the Honda Insight was the darling of the automotive press world. They test drove it and said it was wonderful. Now it is not selling and everyone thinks it is crap. What Happened?? I picked up my Insight on June 19. It is a tight car. Mileage has been 45-46 mpg. Works fine. Needs more power. Everything works. Not ready to dump it because they are not selling well or because some people are bad-mouthing it. Give it time. Honda makes good stuff. When gas goes up, it will sell.
#185 of 237 Re: Trade it? [dweiser]
Aug 19, 2009 (1:18 pm)
I'm convinced that dweiser is nothing but a troll. He says nothing but negative things about the Insight.
Bet he doesn't even have one.
#186 of 237 Went to a Honda owners meeting last night
Aug 20, 2009 (6:04 am)
The local Honda dealer had a new owners clinic last night. I attended and talked with a few new Insight owners. ALL loved their Insight. One man said he was a autocross "driver" and took both the Prius and the Insight on a road test. I'm sure neither car was wonderful. However, he said the Insight was a much better handling car. Also it was more intuative for the controls. ALL people got mid-40s for mileage. NO COMPLAINTS. I think the car will eventually be a good seller; especially when gas prices rise.
#187 of 237 Re: Trade it? [mickeyrom]
Aug 20, 2009 (6:13 am)
Because I love Hondas that's why. Had a CRX si years ago, an Element more recently, a silver Fit and currently a red Fit. Loved them all! No love for the Insight though. Just my opinion, yours may differ.
#188 of 237 Re: Trade it? [galileo5]
Aug 20, 2009 (6:17 am)
Ah Galileo5, alas, the earth DOES revolve around the sun. You're right, partly, I no longer have an Insight. They trucked it away last night as a trade. All my posts here are either factual reports of the truth ("you can't handle the truth") or my own personal observations. Yours may differ. I love Hondas, there's an 09 Honda Fit Sport in my garage right now and i LOVE that car! I did not love the Insight and I'm pretty sure I'm allowed not to. Thank you.
#189 of 237 Not every driver loves every car . . .
Aug 20, 2009 (2:57 pm)
dweiser, you're of course entitled to your opinion and I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.
I've had the opposite experience myself with my new Insight. I'm very comfortable in it and enjoy driving it. I commute ~75 miles/day. My overall *calculated* gas mileage is 50.1 mpg.
I also came from a Honda Fit (which I also liked), but for my needs and uses, the Insight suits me much better. Buying a car is such a high-dollar and long-term decision that we should really research it thoroughly and do LOTS OF TEST DRIVES! Even with all of that, it is possible to make a wrong purchase decision because our emotions get involved in the choice.
I made a mistake myself of buying a Toyota Tacoma about 10 years ago. Although it was an ok vehicle of itself, it didn't suit my commuting needs. I hated it the discomfort and safety issues of it, and after 2 accidents and a near third one (which I blame on the handling and poor visibility), I got rid of it.
For everyone who is considering the new Insight -- I will say that it has really exceeded my expectations.
I bought the car for economy, reliability, comfort, convenience & safety features (like VSA and NAV). I like the looks of it and plan to keep it for 5 or 6 years.
It's not as roomy as an SUV, or quick as a Civic Si or as fancy as a TL, but that doesn't bother me. The car meets my criteria and is well-made and designed. I've never had a bad Honda, unfortunately I can't say that about some other makes/models that I've owned.
#190 of 237 Re: Trade it? [dweiser]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:33 pm)
How much did the dealer give you for your traded in Insight dweiser ?
#191 of 237 ECON mode vs Regular
Aug 22, 2009 (6:19 am)
How drastically does the gas mileage get affected by using the regular,non econ mode? Is there a big difference in the gas consumption?
I was thinking of using the regular mode for city driving and the ECON for highways.Would that make sense?