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2000 Honda Insight Hatchback

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Honda Insight Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.0 L Inline 3-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 73 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 49/61 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 49
  • cty
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  • 61
  • highway
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Review of the 2000 Honda Insight

  • Some cars make you feel like a champion. This one makes you feel like a hero.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unbelievable fuel economy, cool electronic display, lots of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Batteries drain fast under continual electric motor assist, highly susceptible to cross winds, interior cramped for two large adults.

  • What's New for 2000

    Honda brings North America the first gasoline-electric hybrid for 2000.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Extremely satisfied - fun and

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

You know about the high mileage - 64MPG lifetime average in my case. What you may not know is that this is a zippy little car and quite fun to drive. While it has "just" 100 foot-pounds of torque, its aluminum frame and body weighs next to nothing so it blows away the Prius.



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Insight on my insight

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

My Insight was the 1st one in New England and was a demo for the first yr. I bought it off the first real owner. The 165 tires were dangerous and crappy on a dry summer's day, so I went to 175 and have sum/win changes on wheels. I have added HHO generator which keeps the mpg at 60, but adds about 5-10 more horsepower, which saves my hybrid battery usage and keeps her charged for hills, etc. She handles very well and is a pleasure to drive. I do not drive her in the snow because at 1700 lbs I shutter to think of a sliding car hitting me. The 2 seats make it impossible to legally carry a child and not pract. for my golden. Honda put in a new hybrid batt. for $0 at 88K and will to 160K.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love it!

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

I love this car! We have averaged 62 mpg over the past 8 years, and it's been very reliable. The only downfall is dealing with Honda dealerships for purchase and maintenance. They are scam artists - outrageously expensive, not knowledgeable, and terrible customer service.




Original owner, non smoker

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

Ima battery problem, replaced without any hassle. Rear ended in stop and go traffic first day of ownership (ouch), no damage. San Antonio to Las Vegas, 75 mpg, around town 60-65 mpg. Hate to sell it, no choice - lost a leg. Still love the car, miss driving it actually. Was fun fun fun. I liked keeping my money in my pocket!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Pleasurable motoring

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

Purchased the Insight in 2004 with slight damage and 32,000 miles from a private seller. After repairs, enjoy driving and average 60 MPG with no operational or repair problems. I love driving this car and passing the gas pumps. Originally used hi-test, then found that it ran just fine on regular. Drove to Florida & back from NH with no problems and averaged 61 MPH. Have replaced brake pads & tires. Friends wonder why I love this car after driving BMW's for 15 years...let them wonder !!!!!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The 100 mile per gallon

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Vehicle: 2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback

As you probably know Honda did not make many Insights so I was unable to locate one locally and had to purchase one from another state and shipped home. The car has performed as expected which means giving up a few creature comforts such as ride quality and a little more road noise and gaining incredible mileage. If you drive this car like any other you can easily obtain the EPA estimates of 60 mpg. However, applying the hypermiling techniques you can easily achieve 80, 90 and yes, 100 MPG. I am averaging over 800 miles between fill ups of my 10 gallon gas tank. For ultimate MPG you need the 5 speed because the manual achieves better mileage than the auto due to operation of lean burn.



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Full 2000 Honda Insight Review

What's New for 2000

Honda brings North America the first gasoline-electric hybrid for 2000.

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Talk About The 2000 Insight

2000 Honda Insight Discussions See all Started By

baxman
baxman
05-06-2004
Hello. I have a 2000 Honda Hybrid that I take EVERYWHERE I go. It has about 120k and ALL the work that has been done is 1 tire set at 80k, oil changes at 3500 miles and a EGR valve at 85k. I get about...


Ogre_GEV
Ogre_GEV
03-07-2011
Tests of Honda Insights (2000-2006 models) have shown slightly higher gas mileage with the IMA battery disabled than with it enabled in highway and rural driving. In city driving it is slightly less ...


revka
revka
01-06-2003
Not sure if you found the information you were looking for, but in Edmunds.com's New and Used Vehicle Pricing Guides, you'll find the Standard Features and Options for each model year. Also, check th...



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