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Great commuter car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Steven Webster
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2002 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Gets over 50 mpg, better than my motorcycle!


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DO NOT buy an older model Insight
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By trianglemann
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2002 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback w/Air Conditioning (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I owned one for 5 years, servicing every 3 months.
In that time:

1. Need to replace cat converter ($1,200).
2. Need to replace IMA ($2,700).
3. Need to replace transmission ($2,200).
4. Need to replace flywheel.
5. Wheels randomly seize up almost causing an accident.
Dealer doesn't know why ($100 diagnostic).
6. Need to replace engine ($3,800).
7. Need to replace transmission ($2,200).
8. Need to replace IMA again ($2,800).
9. Need to replace wiring ($550).

Used/aftermarket parts are hard or impossible to find.
2 of 3 dealers had extremely poor workmanship (I was a mechanic).
Car never lasted more than 3 months w/o something breaking, and every part on it is EXPENSIVE.


Best Features

When everything was working properly, it averaged 60mpg in 50/50 city/highway driving. Even with the IMA out, it still averaged 40mpg.


Worst Features

1. Cheaper parts. 2. Honda dealers that hire qualified mechanics, not screwups. 3. Seats don't go down, extremely uncomfortable on road trips.


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Favorite Car to Drive
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Edmond
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2002 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


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I purchased the CVT and have not regretted the purchase at all. I get an average of 52 mpg in LA with stop/go/AC. The car had 80,000 existing miles but Honda's extended warranty (150K) for the battery as well as the Honda Care extended warranty (7yr/100K) has taken care of any concerns. I enjoy the car so much that I will be selling my other car because I no longer drive it. Looking forward to the release of the 2009 Insight.


Best Features

Auto stop, comfortable seats, design.


Worst Features

Radio, suspension.


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Honda Insight is great
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By dshirley
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2002 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


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I love my Insight. 50 to over 60 mpg, great looks (it's red) and can park in tiny spaces. Plenty of cargo capacity, too.


Best Features

Gas mileage, looks,


Worst Features

I am going to have to get a 4 seater because I'm going to be a grandmother and I hope the Civic hybrid is as good as the Insight.


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2002 Honda Insight review
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Doug Myers
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2002 Honda Insight 2dr Hatchback (1.0L 3cyl gas/electric hybrid 5M)


Review

From Mile zero to 42345 the average mpg is 62.2 overall. Highest was a trip of 320 miles and averaged 89.2 mpg. Yes, I had a tailwind - ;-)


Best Features

Fuel economy - body style makes it stand out in a crowd.


Worst Features

Would give up a few MPG if it were an E85 vehicle.


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