Paddle Shifters Perfect for Gridlock - 2010 Honda Insight Long-Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight Long Term Road Test

2010 Honda Insight: Paddle Shifters Perfect for Gridlock

May 03, 2010

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OK, so our 2010 Honda Insight isn't a fun car to drive but I do love, love, love those paddle shifters for around-town driving, especially in L.A. traffic. Since I had to drive from Santa Monica to Pasadena to Long Beach this weekend, and most of that involved sitting in gridlock, I appreciated being able to slow down without having to press the brakes all the time. I don't put the gearshift in "S" since the paddle shifters still work without my having to do that. Plus it clears the gear automatically as soon as you accelerate or brake. Makes it really easy to just sit back and relax, foot hovering over the brake pedal of course. Might as well since we're not going anywhere any time soon.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 16,922 miles

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