2010 Honda Insight Long Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight: New Road Game - Punch Prius

April 14, 2010


Driving to and from Sacramento on the I-5 is not my idea of fun, especially in our 2010 Honda Insight. In fact, it's all I can do to stay awake. Fortunately, my ritual of coffee, car karaoke and conversation with my brother helped. But on that last stretch of road before we hit L.A., that last 125 miles or so, boredom was at an all-time high. I just wanted to get home already! Then I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of Priuses on the road -- on both the southbound and northbound roads.

"Hey, let's play Punch Bug but with Priuses!" I told my brother. His head bounced up from mid-nodding off. He was down for it...

But after the 10th or so Prius, we both got bored, and terribly bruised. However, out of curiosity, I continued counting till we reached home. It seemed the Toyota hybrid had proliferated like crazy outside the borders of Santa Monica.

Would I be able to spot more Priuses than, say, Insights? The final tally after the jump.





Final Tally of Priuses in 125 miles: 26 (just the 2004-2009 models)
Final Tally of Actual VW Bugs: 5, but 1 if you only count original Beetles

FYI, from Buttonwillow to L.A. I didn't spot any Honda Insights, the old OR new versions.

So I guess the lesson here is only play Punch Prius if you like to punch or get punched a lot. And purchase an Insight over a Prius if you want to differentiate yourself from most hybrid buyers.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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