2011 Honda Insight Consumer Review: One month review

2011 Honda Insight - Consumer Review

2011 Honda Insight

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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One month review
By mattwc1 on


2011 Honda Insight 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


First off, many hybrid owners get a bad (yet well deserved) rap of being," holier than thou" when it comes to the environmental impact of their cars. Let's dismiss some myths. Hybrids Do NOT save the world or the environment (one look at mining practices
for the metals to make up the various batteries will easily disprove that) . Sorry to dash the hopes of the misinformed. Hybrids DO help in saving significant amounts in your fuel expenditures. More importantly, hybrids do allow the user to save fuel while still being able to use the existing infrastructure. (rant off)

I bought my base 2011 Insight to replace a very nice 2009 Rav4. It has in over 1000 miles already saved fuel costs by 1/2.

Best Features

  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Headlights

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By mattwc1
on 01/16/14 14:16 PM (PST)

Quick update: I have added about 15k miles on my car since the purchase. I have changed the oil (once), changed the CVT fluid (per many forum posts, the CVT fluid should be changed every 20 to 25k miles. In typical easy Honda fashion, there is an access panel, drain the fluid (about 3 quarts), add three quarts, check the levels, good to go). I have reached a high of almost 60mpg on a rountrip to Carlisle PA. I average between a low of 41 to 50mpg in typical commuting (80/20 split). This car has been great

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