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Old 02-19-2005, 06:59 PM   #1
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Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

With gas prices about to sore again, is the insight giving you what Honda promised? The future over higher mpg cars is in your hands.

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Old 02-23-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

my 15 year old, 40 mpg civic is ready for battle sir.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

id still rather have the sedan hybrid instead of the insight

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Old 01-06-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

I'drather drive a motorcycle than an insight, just as good as a hybrid, but it makes you look like your not a pussy pushover. lol
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

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I'drather drive a motorcycle than an insight, just as good as a hybrid, but it makes you look like your not a pussy pushover. lol



So true isnt it.
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:37 PM   #6
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

lol indeed. My dad is like, "I want a more fuel efficiant car, I think i am going to get a little Diesel jetta!" lol my dad is one of those farm raised kids from South Dakota, so he refuses to have an Import, other than Infiniti or Nissan lol
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:38 PM   #7
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

lol indeed. My dad is like, "I want a more fuel efficiant car, I think i am going to get a little Diesel jetta!" lol my dad is one of those farm raised kids from South Dakota, so he refuses to have an Import, other than Infiniti or Nissan lol Japanese cars that is, he likes European cars.
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:06 PM   #8
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No it is not

here are a few problems I have had with mine

Quick Problem Overview

Honda Insight hybrid MSRP: $26,000. The total cost of; warranty, repair, recalls, and diagnosis as of Nov. 7, 2005 is approx. $14,119.94, which is 54.3% of the MSRP.....

Random complete loss of the Integrated Motor Assist engine (Battery power) which I believe has put my life at risk.

Honda's consistent inability to properly diagnose my Honda hybrid's problems without a "Check Engine Light", this has lead to even MORE damage.

Three catalytic converters within 155,000km. Because of the complexity of this Honda hybrid there isn't any other options then to purchase the parts through Honda, at approximately $2000 how can Honda allow the need for replacement every 60,000km?

Long waiting periods for almost every part I have ever needed for my Honda hybrid, which in turn has caused weeks, if not months of vehicle downtime and approx. 367 days of open work orders/un-resolved problems.

At 150,000km I have a lifetime MPG of only 42.3 MPG, a large contrast from Honda's initially advertised 68 MPG.

Strange, electric noises randomly coming from the IMA Battery Compartment

Water damaged $300+ speakers, carpet rot and interior rust probably due to a chronic drivers side window leak that they cant seem to permanently fix

Transmission failure

ABS Brake system failure

A/C failure
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:50 PM   #9
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

ok we get the point the insight is a POS. Maybe the Accord and Civic Hybrids will be better? o maybe they can jsut stop making Hybrids since they are slow POS.
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

How can the insight rust? I tought it was all aluminum.
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Re: Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

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How can the insight rust? I tought it was all aluminum.

Yes the unibody is alluminum as well as many other components, but the interior uses alot of steel for the structure under the dash, etc..
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:34 PM   #12
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

To give it strength when we the realist rednecks in our Chevy Suburbans T-bone it.
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Re: Is your Insight all it's cracked up to be?

I get 65MPG no problems.
The one car with every problem, is the one everyone fears, however the one lemon is not representitive or all of them.
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