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Old 02-04-2005, 04:34 PM   #16
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Re: Ugly liberals car?

talkin bout guns on an insight forum lol - sounds like goldeneye for the nintendo 64
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:29 PM   #17
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Liberals, Conservatives, anybody who wants to pigeon hole themselves with a label like that fell free. Too me they're all a bunch of hot air bags. Slam the Insight all you want, but Honda did a very smart thing. They are getting real world testing and customer feedback on the drive train of the future. Ask any engineer and they would kill for an oppurtunity to work on something this cool, anybody can design a hilly billy pick up. Hey anybody wonder why GM and Ford keep losing marketshare every year? Yeah it's because they don't have the sack to take on a project as risky as the insight.
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Old 06-02-2005, 04:51 PM   #18
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Liberals, Conservatives, anybody who wants to pigeon hole themselves with a label like that fell free. Too me they're all a bunch of hot air bags. Slam the Insight all you want, but Honda did a very smart thing. They are getting real world testing and customer feedback on the drive train of the future. Ask any engineer and they would kill for an oppurtunity to work on something this cool, anybody can design a hilly billy pick up. Hey anybody wonder why GM and Ford keep losing marketshare every year? Yeah it's because they don't have the sack to take on a project as risky as the insight.
Both Ford and GM have Hybrid vehicles. It's their lack of relaibility and resale value which kills their sales.
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Old 08-09-2005, 11:17 PM   #19
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For some people, it's more important to do their part to help save the earth than to look as "Fabulous" as you.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:12 AM   #20
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Re: Ugly liberals car?

Yea, we sure look fabulous in our Trailblazers, *rolls eyes* Atleast i dont support a website like bansuvs.com

at first it will be SUVs, then what will happen once they accomplish that? THey will take away everything.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:08 PM   #21
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Well since you asked the question, I would have to say that you are wrong.

From an engineering perspective the car has some unbelievable aspects.

One of the lowest drag co of any production car, the frame and chassis is entirely aluminum. The body panels are plastic and aluminum.
There is not one piece of steel on it. Curb weight is under 1800lbs, ( 816Kg. )

The engine and trans together weigh less than 165lbs (74Kg) the pistons are forged, and the oil pan is made of magnesium for weight and to strengthen the block.
It has the same valvetrain as the S2000, as well as the electric power steering. The head has a built in exaust manifold that outputs to a plastic runner/header.
The engine has no balancer, so the electric motor activates to reduce vibration.

They cost more to manufacture than they sell them for.

The only problem is it is ugly, but

At 3.5 L/100km 65MPG the looks don't become a concern. They basically made a car that was fuel efficient in 3 ways

1. Aerodynamics
2. Weight
3. Engine technology

That seems like a hard formula to follow these days and it shouldnt be.
This car was a spring board to make other models in the Honda lineup profitable, IE: Accord and Civic.

And it still is made because it is the most fuel efficient car on the planet.
With all of this, if you are a CAR person you'd have respect for that.
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I like how the Insight looks; that's one of the things that got me interested. The body's more intriguing than practically every other boring car built within the last 15 years.

Yeah, it has its problems, but that's because it was one of the first viable hybrids on the road. Not everybody cares about horsepower; I'm just relieved that there's a decently priced, compact car available that can save me a crapload on gas.
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