2011 Honda Insight Consumer Review: My worst purchase ever

2011 Honda Insight - Consumer Review

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

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My worst purchase ever
By vadbrown on


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


I loved the test drive. I should have spent more time doing it. I would have found out what was wrong. I realized it was a mistake to buy the car as soon as I got on the highway after leaving the dealership. I noticed several bad things immediately -
road noise, very bumpy ride and no passing power. After driving it for a few days commuting back and forth to work, I began having horrible headaches. This was the thing that really made me sell the car. My guess is that it had something to do electromagnetic radiation from the hybrid motor and wires that go through the cabin. Never buying a hybrid again until they do studies on this. Lost $7k selling it back in 2 months.

Best Features

Fun to drive on back roads. The design.

Worst Features

Make your future cars with less road noise, smoother ride and better power (even for a hybrid). Also, do studies on effects of hybrid cars' electromagnetic radiation on human health.
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