by FRED on Jun 22, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
This is the most fun car to drive and for a 6'4" guy, comfortable and zippy.I want to buy another in a different color it is so much fun. I have a Mercedes convertible, a Lexus Wagon and my daughter a new Cabriolet. You can have all of them. I like driving alone and have as much space in the back of my Insight as my Lexus. I am going to dump my others and get a blue one. I may not drive that much, but I get there faster than the huge SUVs who try and kill me out of jealousy. Never seem to put gas..what high prices? It is so quiet I never know if it is running. This is the least written or reviewed hybrid because it isn't a family car. I am glad I got rid of them.
by J Baxter on Jan 11, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
Bought this car in 2003 so I could retire my 1987 BMW convertible to preserve it. Interior layout and "look,touch,feel" very similar to BMW, so I was at home right away. Acceleration is zippy, but not faster than the rest of the pack. Handling is really good and suspension is very taut (like performance-oriented European cars). Lifetime average fuel economy has been about 56 mpg and 60+ on the highway is the norm. Tires are the biggest problem with stock setup-the OEM Bridgestone Potenzas stink. Am now using 1+ size Kuhmo Solus so handling is vastly improved esp. under wet/snowy road conditions. Totally reliable car, and outstanding dealer support (way better than Audi/BMW dealers).
by rubian77 on Aug 3, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
If you're looking for a car that is great on gas mileage but you don't need a ton of cargo room, this is the vehicle for you! Even with only 3 cylinders, this little buggy has a good amount of get-up-and-go. Driving in the snow is trickier; you just have to take it easy and give yourself more time. Some say it's uncomfortable, but I don't think it's that bad - and I spend about 75-80 minutes driving one way. Repairs don't cost any more than other cars, despite the hybrid technology.
by Jimbeemer on Jan 16, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
I just bought this Insight yesterday
and I can sum it up so far by saying
WOW! This car is spacious for 2
adults, comfortable (almost like my
Civic and much better than my Miata),
fun to drive, gets great mileage (55
mpg with CVT so far after 900 miles and
during the winter), has award-winning
engineering and design, has the typical
Honda fabulous build quality and
attention to detail, and has slick
cutting-edge technology everwhere you
look (hybrid IMA system, silky smooth
CVT transmission, electric power
steering, automatic HVAC system, ABS
brakes, and the list goes on-and-on).
by Tim Guiles on Mar 4, 2004 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)
In the summer I get 85 miles to the gallon
while driving normally through the mountains
and valleys of Vermont. This car is great in
the snow - - - I live 2 miles off the paved road
at the end of a small dirt road and I continue
to be impressed by the capabilities of this car.