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60 MPG Except for hills of course
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By Phil
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2010 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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So far so good! The vehicle was made for A to B commute on level ground. Much more affordable vs Prius! The best is 63 mpg driving from Anh. to Santa Monica for work. You need to follow the path of the ground on the highway, coast up hills, lightly accelerate down hills. Freeways tend to do this with the grading for water run off. I have been really surprised how reviewers don't figure this out and report it in the review. Who else is getting 60 mpg for 19k. NOBODY! The only con is big hills, the Insight dies real quick with limited power. After stopping, and going again up hill it goes to charge mode, then kicks into help mode. Why? But, remember it's not for climbing hills.


Best Features

Driving 50+ miles one way to work, 110 round trip, 550 a week, and filling the tank up once! Once a week! That's right! Once for $30 bucks. Can't wait to start my new job only 10 miles from work, gas will last all month!!


Worst Features

Include the center arm rest you cheap guys over at Honda! Its alright . Have gotten used to it now. And Honda. Really get a better ad campaign! I could do so much better! No one even knows about it. Not to mention getting 60 mpg! Why doesn't anyone mention that. Even the reviews don't know?


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Follow up to previous review.
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By Hutch42
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2010 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I initially wrote a review on this car after only 1,000 miles, but now, about a year later, I have driven it almost 14,000 miles and still love it. I get anywhere between 45 to 62 mpg depending on conditions, weather, and speed. I've discovered that I get the best mileage when driving between 40 to 50 mph. If I get up on the highway and get my speeds up to 70 to 75 mph, the economy is not as good, but still exceeds 40 mpg. This is a great car: looks good, drives nicely, handles well, great fuel economy and fun to drive. I highly recommend a test drive of an Insight before wasting your money on a Prius or some other so called economy car.


Best Features

Looks and fuel economy


Worst Features

LX lacks cruise control, which is occasionally an inconvenience. This should be standard on both models.


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Couldn't Be Happier
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By Flyer
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2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Always wanted to go green, but was never impressed by the look of the Prius. The Insight however is totally impressive, from the exterior looks to the interior layout and comfort. It is fun to drive (sporty), quiet and the fuel economy has been better than advertised. The design engineers did a great job keeping things simple yet detailed enough to provide useful formation. Honda hit a home run.


Best Features

Heads-up display, sporty feel and looks (inside and out). Quiet cabin with little road noise. Comfortable seats, handling and feel.


Worst Features

More powerful stereo.


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good car
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By Twee
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2010 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I got mine for 2 months already. Love the fuel economy. I was able to do avg of 50 mpg, compare to my previous rav4, I do average of 60-70 miles daily to work. I should save $1000 per year on gas, nice small vacation trip with that saving. The car is good as transportation to work, but don't expect to do any racing with it, since the horse power on this car is very small. Love the car.


Best Features

definitely saving gas


Worst Features

could improve on the expanding the back seat area. Seats cushions could add the features of moving up/down for the heights. could get a touch bigger on glove compartment


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Nice for the price but needs improvement
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By Peter O
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2010 Honda Insight LX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Very low depreciation makes lease payments as low as much cheaper entry level vehicles. Build quality is better then other cars under $20k but still needs improvement. The rubber weather strip molding along the roof keep falling off. The body panels seem to be very delicate. Just stare at them and they'll get a ding. I feel like it won't age well. The paint finish is just OK. I noticed several imperfections while waxing it. The interior is nice but again, doesn't seem to be hard wearing. The Auto Stop is annoying and despite the many custom settings in the computer, it cannot be disabled. Steering wheel blocks the view of the digital speedo.


Best Features

Custom setups for door locks, display, trip computer, etc. Excellent fuel economy. Good instrumentation teaches you to drive efficiently. Good size trunk for a small car.


Worst Features

Needs a setting to disable "AutoStop". iPod connector should be standard equipment. Security cover in trunk should be standard. General overall quality needs improvement. Wheel covers seem really cheap. Can't see the speedo unless I raise the seat or lower the steering wheel uncomfortably.


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