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2006 Honda Insight (1st gen)

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The 1st generation Honda Insight was a two-seater hybrid automobile manufactured by Honda. It was the first mass-produced hybrid automobile sold in the United States, introduced in 1999 and at its height achieved nearly 70 miles per gallon. According to the EPA, the 5-speed manual transmission variant of the Insight was the most fuel-efficient mass-produced automobile sold in the United States. Production ended in 2007 where only 3 were sold during that year.

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Expert Review: Comparison Review: 2010 Honda Insight vs. 2010 Toyota Prius

"After Honda announced its new 2010 hybrid last fall, the media touted the upcoming Insight as the "Prius Killer". With both cars now on the market, just how does the Insight stack up against the Prius?"


 
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Reviewed by:
larry ames


Review Date
May 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.29 of 5, 14.00 votes

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Review 1 of 24 , from sonora,ca

Price Paid:  $14900.00 from Bismark Honda

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 Insight

Strengths:
Low emmissions,Quility car,gas mileage

Weaknesses:
Two seater

Summary:
Fantastic car,powerful,great gas milage,relieable,futuristic



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Reviewed by:
Joy


Review Date
January 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

Visitors rate this review
3.57 of 5, 14.00 votes

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Review 2 of 24 , from Michigan

Price Paid:  $15500.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 Honda Insight

Weaknesses:
Weak frame - easily damaged. Hard to see out of rear window, hard to check blind spot. Not much power.

Summary:
I'm pretty disappointed in the Insight. I'm a careful driver, but I damaged the frame within a month of owning the car. Driving over anything bigger than a Dixie cup will damage the body. There are several small but annoying things wrong with the car, such as the fact that the cargo door doesn't stay open by itself. You have to hold the cargo door open while the cargo inside, which is difficult if you're holding something heavy. Lots of reviewers have written that the Insight has plenty of power, but I disagree. You really have to step on the gas hard to get it going. People considering buying an Insight should also realize that they will have to take it to the dealer for service - noone else knows how to work on the Insight.



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Reviewed by:
frank


Review Date
September 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
4.64 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 3 of 24

Price Paid:  $13500.00 from kansas

Strengths:
fun to work the vehicle to get top mileage. Makes you more aware of good driving habits

Weaknesses:
2 seater but not really a weakness

Summary:
amazing technology, great value, as others have stated not the best if you do any hauling. Vehicle shares alot with S2000 componet wise. Honda spent alot more than sticker price on these cars to produce



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Reviewed by:
Andrew Glidewell


Review Date
May 31, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 4 of 24 , from Murrieta, CA, USA

Price Paid:  $15560.00 from Goudy Honda

Strengths:
This car is agile, sporty, and sleek. The CVT combines with the gas and electric motors to provide effortless acceleration.

Weaknesses:
Despite driving like a 100 year-old and keeping a constant eye on the trip MPG gauge, I can't get over 52 mpg.

Summary:
Astonished by the performance and comfort, slightly disappointed by the fuel economy thus far. Unstable on rutted roads and when passing semis. The CVT is indispensable, this car puts a smile on my face constantly.

Similar Products Used:
none



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Reviewed by:
Don


Review Date
February 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.60 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 5 of 24 , from morrisdale,PA,US

Price Paid:  $11400.00 from Weisgarber Auto Sale

Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 Insight CVT

Strengths:
Gas mileage,parking ease,no problem on the interstate...will cruise at 70mph all day. automatic climate control.

Weaknesses:
not many...needto buy dedicated snow tires for winter driving.

Summary:
Great little car which does exactly what it is intended to do while exceeding most expectations. Fantastic gas mileage without sacrificing comfort or handling.



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