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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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


Review

so far experience has been good


Best Features

the gas mileage is my favorite feature


Worst Features

more interior room


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yes - I get 57 mpg and I love it!
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By Bluegrazz
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

I have owned this car for almost three
years and buying it was probably the
best decision I've ever made. It is
reliable, inexpensive and easy to
maintain. But you have to have a sense
of humor to drive it!
I've found that driving does have other
rewards, however. The police only warn
me when I am stopped for speeding
because they are surprised that a
hybrid is so speedy. And I never have
to wait long at busy intersections
because people are extraordinarily
courteous and curious when you drive a
hybrid.


Best Features

The fuel economy and low emissions were my reason for purchasing the car, but it has exceeded all my expectations


Worst Features

It's so low to the ground that is is impossible to get out gracefully, and the sound system is vintage Honda Civic


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Honda Insight - First Hybrid on the Road
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By Dr. Kearns
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

I bought my 2000 Honda Insight in April
2001. In 2000, Honda was the first to
put hybrids on the road. My Insight has
motored 69,200 miles with a lifetime
gas consumption of 62.5 miles per
gallon (mpg). The interior is
comfortable and stylish. The unique
seat supports my double-herniated back
even on the long haul drives. The car
is fun, generating curiosity and honks
of approval. Plus, with 62.5 mpg and
that nifty tax write off of $1500, I
can feel good about the environment,
global situations, and my own finances.
It's just plain nice!


Best Features

I like the rear wheel skirts and the seats best. The dash is nice, too.


Worst Features

None.


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Milage not what I expected
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By Bodnar
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Having driven about 10000 miles both in city and
from Dallas, Tx to Ocala, Fl and back I can say the
milage is nowhere near the 56MPG rating. Lack of
cruise control really hurts. If you are used to cruise
control you will have to change the way you drive or
the speed will easily creep up to 80 and above. The
best milage I have achieved is 52MPG highway and
46 in town. Once the summer temperatures go up
you can expect those numbers to drop 20% because
of the air conditioner. Electric motor is noisy.


Best Features

The real time MPG display. Great AC.


Worst Features

Better radio. Softer suspension. Cruise control.


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Sporty, economical Love Machine
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By Kilroyrogers
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2004 Honda Insight Hatchback 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

So I'm on Sunset racing a Ferrari F40
and weaving in and out of rally cars
last summer, and heads were
turning and watching the 5 speed
kick it, and I realized I had a sporty,
head turning ride for relative peanuts.
When I later saw said Ferrari with its
hood up and smoke pouring out at
the staion at PCH and Sunset, I
realized I really do have the best of
both worlds, minus the headaches.


Best Features

Sporty exterior, freaking people out when at a stop in full electric mode (soooo quiet) and the high tech interior.


Worst Features

THANK THE STARS they ditched the cassette player (?!) for cs as standard. A futuristic car with a cassette player? That's just lame!


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