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Honda Insight, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback
#29 of 237 Mea Culpa
Jan 20, 2009 (7:11 am)
I was given incorrect info on MSRP for the 2010 Insight. The person who shared the prices I posted couldn't possibly have them as Honda hasn't released them yet and may not (if the Insight release is like other Honda vehicles) until the vehicles actually arrive in dealerships late April or May. Sorry, thought I had a "scoop" for you all but it turned out to be "crap" as dodgeman07 so eloquently put it.
#30 of 237 Re: Mea Culpa [dweiser]
Jan 20, 2009 (2:43 pm)
I think the dealer you spoke with is going to "front-load" all the cars with a bunch of accessories to bump up the price of the LX model to $20,000 and the EX to $22,000.
At those prices, Honda loses the price advantage it has over a Prius, IMO.
All reports I've seen say that Honda is going to price the LX model around $18,500 and the EX model right around $20,000, with the EX-NAVI at $22,000.
#31 of 237 No offense intended dweiser...
Jan 20, 2009 (8:04 pm)
...but I remember the days of Honda's "Adjusted Market Value" pricing when many dealers tacked $500 to $1,500 on top of the MSRP for no reason other than they could get it.
Thankfully those days are gone but I'm sure some dealers will have $20K prices on $18.5K Insight LX's because they added pinstripes and fabric protection.
The Insight has great potential for Honda to grab some market share in a very down 2009 market. If they keep the price where it's been rumored to be, they can do it.
I'll leave the eloquence to our Chief Justice at the swearing in ceremonies.
Faithfully Yours, (or is it "Yours Faithfully"?)
#32 of 237 Re: No offense intended dweiser... [dodgeman07]
Jan 21, 2009 (4:31 pm)
I will agree that Honda dealers are notorious for "Adjusted Market Value"
Although, on a side note, I did see a Kia dealer one time slap "Adjusted Market Value" on every model they had on display at a local mall.
I think Honda dealers will quickly find out though that if they front load a $18,500 Insight LX up to $20,000, they'll begin losing a lot of buyers to Accords, Camrys, and Altimas at that price point.
Either that, or consumers will try to get a deal on the last of the '09 Priuses...
#35 of 237 Car and Driver Road Test
Jan 28, 2009 (7:20 pm)
The March '09 issue of Car and Driver magazine has a very good review of the 2010 Insight.
One of the items that caught my eye was the 68dB interior sound level ay 70mph cruising. That is a commendably low number for what thus far has been called an "econobox". Quietness conveys a luxary impression and C&D noted that this is a quiet car at speed.
#36 of 237 Amazing! All the feedback and no cars yet
Jan 29, 2009 (6:20 am)
How can everyone comment on the car when no one owns one yet? Karen: I have read a thousand blogs. A lot are good and a lot are stupid. I have an Insight on order already. I will get one of the first ones in my area. I will get the real cost and the real gas mileage as soon as almost anyone. Then we can talk realistically about the car. Remember, the car is what it is. It is not a fast, great cornering, chic magnet. It is an economy car. Asking for ridiculous options probably is not going o happen. It is a car for the future. It is what most people will be driving in 5-6 years. The fuel and co2 mandates are coming. Gas will go up "drastically" again.
#37 of 237 Not to pick on you rookie60
Jan 29, 2009 (6:33 am)
But, if you read Karen's post I think you'll see that she's asking what research each of us have done on the 2010 Honda Insight. As in, " If you are in the process of researching a new or future Honda Insight". Since many people use Edmunds for the purpose of reseach they probably want to know if Edmunds was used and what other sites were also looked at. She's talking "foreplay", you're thinking "consumated".
#38 of 237 Re: My Question Is... [jchan2]
Feb 05, 2009 (9:23 pm)
Is the Insight any better of a deal than a similarly-equipped Fit?
Insight LX at $18,500ish vs. Fit base automatic at around $16,500?
Insight EX at $20,000 ish vs. a Fit Sport automatic at around $18,000?
My questions exactly! I can't wait to hear what dweiser & others who have had both will say after they have had their Insight for month or two. I will be reading this site a lot after the Insight are released!