2000 Honda Insight Consumer Review: Watch the Batteries and Value

2000 Honda Insight - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3-cyl. Hybrid 5-speed Manual)

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Watch the Batteries and Value
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2000 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback


Recently I noticed that the power cells
were discharging more frequently and
with less of a stress on them. After
contacting my dealer and finding out
that new batteries were unavail. and
when they were they would be re-manuf &
cost $3-5000, I traded the car. The
value after 3 years on a trade is only
$8-9000. So, If you can sell it
privately, do so. Otherwise pay it off
and keep it until the batteries need
replacing and then hope that they are
available. As of Nov. 2002 they were
not. A new vehicle priced at 21k only
worth 9k three model years later, (with
normal mileage) says alot about the
manufacturer's and dealer's opinion of
the vehicle.

Best Features

I drove the car for an average of 2-300 miles per day in a 3 day work week. I averaged about 56 mpg and no lack of power.

Worst Features

Make battery cells reasonably available and priced. Manufacturers should monetarily stand a new product like this
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