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Honda Insight Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.0 L Inline 3-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 73 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 45/49 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Honda Insight

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Amazing fuel economy, astounding technology, lots of standard equipment.

  • Cons

    Batteries drain fast under continual electric motor assist, highly susceptible to crosswinds, not much point-and-shoot power on tap.

  • What's New for 2003

    No changes are in store for Honda's clever gas/electric hybrid vehicle.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


Great two person car

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I am the original owner of the 2003 Insight I have. Easy to maintain. I have the four speaker, six disk change, and tape player for a radio. Sounds really good. The car does have a lot of road noise, but dependable, great on gas, and easy to use. I am 6'-2" and I have plenty of room in it for me. I drove mine from Mojave California to Pennsylvania on only four tanks of gas. I only drove it at 55 MPH the whole why though. I usually spend less than $600 dollars on gas for the whole year!




Fun toy

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I have four cars including Mercedes Convertible,VW Cabriolet,Mazda truck and the Insight....I practically NEVER drive the others and sometimes have to jump start them I have so much fun in the Insight....zippy and have only filled in 4 times since I bought it in March......




Totally cool/fun

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I bought this car after 3 test drives. It took a little getting used to the way it runs, but it handles well, is pretty quick, and the coolness factor is not to be believed! My partner and I fight to drive it, and have taken many road trips around California. It is a Honda, so the usual fine fit and materials are evident throughout. The car is quiet, the seats very comfortable, and the climate control system is flawless. In all, I will drive this rig into the ground!!




The most fun car ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I have five cars including classics, MB's,Wagon, Truck,and if I had to throw them all away in order to keep driving my Insight, I would do it...This car is so much fun and a fill up every few months.....It is low, spiffy, LOTS of zip, and I NEVER have to drive other couples home.The rear is easier to load than my Lexus.I love it that my Insight turns more heads than $100,000 guzzlers.




Love it!!!!!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

This car is off the hook! I love it and the best part is is that it is sooo incredibly healthy for the environment. I feel so good when I drive it because I finally feel like I'm not hurting the environment at all.




What a little wonder!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

I love this car! people said it was a bit slow...I don't think so! It easily keeps up with and passes traffic, and yes, on the freeway as well. Nice pull for what it is! slower than an S2000? sure, but definetly no slouch. Nice job Honda!



Full 2003 Honda Insight Review

What's New for 2003

No changes are in store for Honda's clever gas/electric hybrid vehicle.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 45
  • cty
/
  • 49
  • highway
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