Ask the Best and Brightest: Would a Fit Hybrid Rescue Honda's Insight Fail?

Discussion in 'Insight' started by sjmmail2000-247, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. To put it simply, Honda's Insight sold 4,226 units last month while the Prius sold 18,886. Through August, Toyota sold 93,810 Priora while the Insight motivated only 14,045 buyers. Honda has tacitly admitted that the Insight is not up to snuff. But upgrades could take years. Honda could just as easily have the long-rumored Fit [...]
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    sjmmail2000-247, Sep 11, 2009
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  2. sjmmail2000-247

    Dave Garrett Guest

    The new Insight is ugly as sin. It looks like a Prius. The old Insight
    was quite attractive, with styling cues reminiscent of a 2nd-gen CRX.

    Judging from the new Insight and the forthcoming Crosstour, Honda seems
    to have lost its way when it comes to making cars that are attractive as
    well as functional. Given that emotional components can be a significant
    part of purchasing decisions, this is not a good thing.

    Dave
     
    Dave Garrett, Sep 11, 2009
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    Dillon Pyron Guest

    You cannot be more right on that last comment. When we first saw the
    current generation Accord coupes, Carol's comment was along the lines
    of "why have a back seat if you can only fit groceries". How much
    headroom back there? The sedan looks okay.

    But the Crosstour is ugly along the lines of the late but unlamented
    Dodge Magnum.

    The CRX was a very attractive as well as fun car. Even the Accord
    wagon had some visual appeal to the folks who were looking for a
    wagon. While not in the market for an SUV of any sort, the CR-V is
    pretty good looking and the Pilot has its own merits. But the
    Ridgeline (gone?) is BFU. I think the Honda "stylists" are all 20
    year olds attempting to be "cool" and "edgy". "Cool" and "edgy" might
    sell a Fit (but that's not why I bought mine), but not a $40K "wagon".
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    - dillon I am not invalid

    "Iran wants nukes? North Korea wants nukes?
    I'm sure we can give them some. Or the Navy."

    - former B52 wing commander
     
    Dillon Pyron, Sep 21, 2009
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  4. ummmm...what you just said was that the CR-V is in not in the market for
    an SUV of any sort.

    Grammar. It's a good thing.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Sep 22, 2009
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    Dillon Pyron Guest

    Nog say proofreading good


    "While I am not in the market for an SUV of any sort, the CR-V is
    pretty good looking."

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    - dillon I am not invalid

    "Iran wants nukes? North Korea wants nukes?
    I'm sure we can give them some. Or the Navy."

    - former B52 wing commander
     
    Dillon Pyron, Sep 23, 2009
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    ACAR Guest

    the Insight is built on the Fit platform, isn't it? it's just an
    aerodynamic body. it looks a lot like a Prius until you get inside.
    then you go buy a Prius unless you're a cheapskate.
     
    ACAR, Sep 24, 2009
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