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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2004 Honda Insight Hatchback

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Good car
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By south bay sean
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

I really wouldn't want any other car at this point. I am VERY tall and cruise control would be nice so that I could stretch my right leg sometimes. Other than that it is great!


Best Features

Interior


Worst Features

Power problem that made lights short out.


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my most excellent Insight
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By tom driscoll
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

This is by far the best car I ever
drove. It handles great, goes as fast
as I want, and gets over 80 mpg on the
highway. It has plenty of cargo
space. Just driving it and seeing the
effect of my formerly heavy left foot
on the mileage has transformed my
driving from the usual "get there
first" attitude to "get there in my own
sweet time", and I enjoy driving much
more now without the usual rush. If
you're man enough to let go of beating
everyone else you'll love it.


Best Features

The trip and instant mileage features, plus the bragging rights to the highest mileage on the planet.


Worst Features

A seat cushion for long trips, and upgrades to the stereo.


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LONG-Term Honda Insight
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By Woody Smith
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

Mine is a 2000 Insight purchased in
March, 2000. It now has 116,000 miles
on the odometer and has been absolutely
trouble free. I mean, not even as much
as a single lightbulb has ever needed
replacement.

In brief, it is the very best car I have
ever owned by a VERY wide margin, and
I've owned a few, including a big
Mercedes, two BMWs, two Volvos, an Alfa
Romeo, and other nice cars. It's a
spectacular long-distance cruiser -- I
once went over 800 miles actually
nonstop, and only stopped then because I
had to pee -- I still had gasoline left
in the 10.6 gal tank. It's quiet and
comfy and is the only car I've ever
owned where I don't need the seat all
the way back. I absolutely LOVE it!


Best Features

Extreme gas mileage, extreme reliability, comfort even for big folks (I'm 6'4", 290 lbs.), Buck Rogers styling, lidar stealth technology (!), ergonomics, maneuverability, and the way it still, even after 5 years, draws a crowd in a supermarket parking lot. Again, it;s the best car I've ever had.


Worst Features

They should use lithium ion batteries with higher capacity, allowing the electric motor to take more of the load for longer periods of time. The peculiar 165/65R14 tires are very hard to find with only Bridgestone Potenza RE92s available when I'd rather run on quieter, better handling Pirelli P5s.


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Hybrids KICK GAS
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By CraigSquirrel
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

Much more fun than we ever imagined.
Quick and fast. Cruises on highway at
70-90 with no problem other than having
to occasionaly downshift. Concentrating
on milage we get upper 60mpg's. Driving
fast low 50's. In city, Washington DC,
no option other than drive aggressively
we get low 40's. Great city car because
nimble and quick. When supersized, dark
colored SUV's tend to get aggressive
it's a simple matter to leave them in
the rear view mirror with a smile. Many
people think the car is all electric
and most don't know it gets up to 70
mpg and can go 115 mph. Commercial
media, the one source most Americans
use for news, does a horrible job of
informing the public.


Best Features

Filling up with gas at home and driving to work while averaging 73 mpg. Silently coasting through parking lots, by people and into a parking space with the engine (auto)off. Getting 125 mpg at 70 mph while drafting a safe 2 seconds behind a semi.


Worst Features

Passenger side blind spot! Better audio system. Narrow tires tend to track in road groves.


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Great car for the money
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By Brian Tennis
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

My wife and I traded in a full size
Nissan king cab truck and have saved
thousands of dollars in fuel alone.
This car is very fun to drive, as long
as your not trying to blow away people
at stop lights. You have to be very
smart when driving this car, as it is
battery assisted and you will need to
rely on the battery for true fuel
savings. Remember, the battery acts
like an overdrive, it helps you get up
to speed and helps you out with the
fuel that you would normally use to get
up to cruising speed. This is one of
the best cars we have ever owned, if
not the best. Just keep in mind, the
way you drive this car will directly
impact your fuel savings, and winter
driving can be quite hairy.


Best Features

Looks, fuel economy, gawkers.


Worst Features

The brakes can be scary in the winter time.


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