Thinking of Insight

Discussion in 'Insight' started by Hammy, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Hammy

    Hammy Guest

    Hello, I am thinking of buying an insight. I live in a large metro city so
    will basically only be driving in the city. I had heard interstate driving
    can make the insight sway. I am curious about the reliability of the
    batteries and the car overall. I had a prelude and a civic both of which I
    drove till they died--they were great cars! Comments?
     
    Hammy, Feb 9, 2004
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  2. Hammy

    Ronald Baker Guest

    If you're used to Civic, and like them, you might be happier with a Civic
    Hybrid. The Insight is an earlier rendition and not as advanced as the
    Civic. Also, it has some issues with back seat room, due to the battery
    being under the seat. Believe the resale value would be low, since they seem
    to be hard to sell. One down the street, near me, has been posted for six
    months, without selling.
     
    Ronald Baker, Feb 9, 2004
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    tomamaron Guest

    Yeah, Civic Hybrid might be way to go. You get a back seat, conventional
    looks, higher resale value. Yeah you loose 10 mpg or so, but oh well.
     
    tomamaron, Feb 9, 2004
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  4. Hammy

    Randolph Guest

    Ronald Baker wrote:
    The space available for the back seat passengers is the same for the
    Civic Hybrid as the conventional Civic Sedan. What is different is the
    trunk space, 10.1 cubic feet for the Civic Hybrid vs. 12.9 for the
    regular Civic Sedan.

    Now, the Insight has some serious limitations on back seat space...
     
    Randolph, Feb 9, 2004
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    T. Nelson Guest

    I have a friend that has an Insight and she plans to trade it in on a
    Civic Hybrid since she said the Insight don't have enough
    power--especially when going up mountains or "grades". She also did not
    like the lack of space related to the back seat. It's for these two
    reasons that I think that you would like the Civic Hybrid more than you
    would like the Insight. Also, you should check out the Toyota Prius.
    Toyota made a new model of the Prius in 2004 and it was the Motor Trend
    car of the year for 2004. I don't know whether it is more powerful than
    the Civic Hybrid. You should test drive both of them.
     
    T. Nelson, Feb 10, 2004
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  6. Hammy

    tflfb Guest

    Where I live in Nebraska, if you have a alternative fuel car they stick it
    in your ass, and make you buy a alternative fuel permit, $75 a year.

    Tom
     
    tflfb, Feb 10, 2004
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  7. Hammy

    Randolph Guest

    More evidence that there is no place with more utter incompetence than
    the government (except perhaps in the medical profession). Seems from
    http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=communique&newsid=4937 that the
    Insight is exempt from the $75 permit, while the Toyota Prius is not.
    Hard to see the distinction, as every joule of energy used by either
    vehicle comes from plain odd gasoline.
     
    Randolph, Feb 10, 2004
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  8. http://www.insightcentral.net/
    for more information, and also check out the forums there.

    more owners hang out here, and look through the archives for more information here:
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/honda-insight/
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/honda-hybrid/

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/civic_hybrid/
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Honda_Civic_Hybrid/
     
    Michelle Vadeboncoeur, Feb 10, 2004
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