2010 Honda Insight EX: Perfect for L.A. "Freeways"
May 12, 2010
Other than the whole "it takes two to three times longer than it should" aspect of traveling on L.A.'s perpetually clogged "freeways", there is something else that bugs me. I'm talking about the wasteful sight of all those vehicles sitting there with their engines running, usurping a finite resource and polluting the air while they're going zero mph.
It was there, in the urban jungle, that I felt really good about driving the Insight as it efficiently shut off its engine whenever I hit the "stop" portion of my stop-and-go commute. Though all true hybrids do this, it still made my six-mile, 30-minute (that's not too bad -- it sometimes stretches to 45 minutes) drive home a little less annoying.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 17,982 miles