by Johnny916 on Apr 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Great car to own, I've had several of them already. The latest one came with CVT Transmission/AC/Cruise Control. Love them, I think it's the most reliable vehicle on the road because it's so light and doesn't take a lot of engine power to move it around.
by Tooler1988 on Aug 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
Why they stopped making this car I will never understand. Running original plugs at 230000 miles. On 3rd set of tires, Getting 70000 per set. Only thing that had to be replaced was the air fuel sensor, which took me less then 10 min to do. Great in the snow.
by SemperJoe on Mar 21, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
This is the coolest and best car I have ever own. I have saved thousands of dollars on gas driving this - not to mention helping the environment. I highly recommend this car to anyone considering one!!!
by sparky23 on Mar 29, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
Over my lifetime, I have bought eight new cars from a Karman Ghia to a Cadillac. This by far is the best car, new or used, I have ever had. Great conversational piece, incredible reliability, and unbelievably economical. Oh and did I mention that the all aluminum body does not rust. It still looks like new.
by Kris on Mar 16, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
I have a 75 mile daily commute to work (San Diego to Irvine). I was driving a Nissan Xterra (paid off) getting 16 mpg and paying $680 a month in gas. I bought my Honda Insight for $11,000 and have a monthly payment of $225 a month. The Insight gets 50 mpg (+-2 mpg) even with all the SoCal hills and traffic. I am now paying $210 a month in gas. This is a total cost (both car payment and gas) of $435 a month, a savings of $245 a month in just the gas for my Xterra. It feels like I'm saving money and I got a free car in the process. Pretty wild! I still own the Xterra but I only use it for Home Depot runs. All this and it's a blast to drive around town. My advice...Buy one!
by Dave on Jun 3, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
Except for no center armrest in console the best designed most efficient vehicle I have ever owned. Fun, cute, 10K miles mid-February to early june. 53mpg. average--with automatic, AC, PS, PB, PW, P. locks, P. mirrors. Comfortable and surprisingly roomy. 5 day round trip Tucson to San Francisco, driver and passenger and luggage - 38 gallons, $105, 1900 miles! And American Honda transferred the warranty (8 yr./100K miles) for $50 transfer fee, then informed me they had extended the driveline warranty from 8/100K to 10/150K.
I work at a Honda dealer. The first couple times I drove the Insight, I disliked it quite a bit. I just returned from a 10 mile drive in one and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. For my needs, this car...
It is ok if you do not like the electric car, just do not buy one, but for those that like them... why there is no options? and when there is one it looks as horrible as the Insight, gets you nowhere ...
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