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after 25k miles: the facts plus a few comments
By rickinseagrove on
Vehicle2010 Honda Insight EX 4dr Hatchback (1.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
ReviewThe car is very econmical to operate and gets way better mileage than EPA estimate. Lifetime average fuel economy to date is 51 MPG (measured). Best tank average to date is 60 MPG (measured). The car computer over estimates mileage by 2 or 3 MPG. It gets significantly better mileage in the summer than in the winter. The 60 MPG tank average was during Aug. in Florida with slightly overinflated (40 PSI) tires on my daily 25 mile commute. I've change the oil 3 times in 25k miles. No other maintenance cost or issues to date. Honda replaced the IMA battery for free after a warning light came on when it was 2 months old. Really like the styling but they should use better interior materials. iLuvIt
Best FeaturesExterior styling, high mileage, low intial cost, alloy wheels, paddle shifters.
Worst FeaturesMore durable and attractive interior materials. More power for owners who regulary have a car full of people/cargo and/or drive in a hilly area. The engine revs excessively to maintain speed when the carr is loaded or going up hill. The sound of the engine is not very appealing. A little bit more of electric assist would be very useful in these situations. Overall, the car does a great job doing what it was designed to do: provide economical transportation while offeriing some style in the bargain.
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