"No complaints"on by Mijo2much
Pros Price, room inside, fuel efficiency feedback
Cons Larger tires would be nice
Summary This is a great little car, I am running around in the 'burbs and also on the highway for hours at at time. I am tall (6'8") and I have no complaints. I traded in a 5 series BMW, and I am just as comfortable in the insight.
Pros info available on dash
space with the back seat down
fun to drive
Cons can't get 40mpg in the city
the user manual needs a good editor
BIG blind spot when glancing over right shoulder
Summary all in all, a great car
Pros Gas mileage. Pretty snappy to drive. Honda does a great job of designing an interior that just very functional. Rides very smooth for a small car. Lots of guages and colors to constantly keep you aware of gas savings. Much nicer looking than the Prius.
Cons I don't like how it just auto-stops the gas engine when you come to a stop because the A/C gets warmer or the heater gets cooler.
Summary We have had this now for about a month and really like it a lot. I have done only city driving so far and have calculate 39 MPG (even though the guage in the dash claims 42 MPG). Still, very good mileage and I can't wait to take it on the road for even better mileage. Some people say it does not have much power but that has not been a problem for us. So far we really have no complaints and it is probably outperformed our expectations.
Pros 1. Absolute 15-month average of 42.0 MPG by independent calculation (miles traveled/ total gallons of gas purchased). 2. Rack-and-pinion steering that feels very sure. 3. Front disc brakes combined with rear drum brakes (recommended for actual short stopp
Cons 1. Does not seem to "coast" as far or freely as did the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid that it replaced--but that might be purely a function of mass, as the Camry Hybrid was much heavier (and of course only averaged 35 mpg overall). 2. Toyota drivetrain integra
Summary It IS fun to drive, every day and everywhere, and I have no hesitation in recommending this car to anyone who feels comfortable driving a small car. The engineering differences between the LX and the EX are in my opinion material differences, however, and whether or not you want to add the navigation system, I would recommend reaching deeper to buy the EX model. Thus far it has proved to be the most dependable car I have ever owned (in fifty years of driving). Except for the gasoline, which I have to pay for--and the synthetic oil, which is paid for by my dealer as a perk--my only expense in 15 months of ownership has been the one-time cost of rotation of tires, and the money I have paid to have it washed and waxed to protect it from birdlime. Oh, and just now, April 2011, $150 for the latest navigation DVD--which seems to come out every second year. The 2011 model has added the light-sensing automatic headlight switch that the 2010 CR-V had, but the 2010 Insight did not.
What may be in the future? Probably XM/Sirius radio, maybe a backup camera--which I would like to see; otherwise, this seems to me a pretty satisfying bundle!
Pros Mileage (FANTASTIC), Auto Stop, Sport mode = awesome, apparently great safety ratings, way better looking than prius, interior fit and finish, information displays, very comfortable and noticeable
Cons Drive mode and Sport mode are very different in performance; Drive mode has a lack of response in the city. The exterior rubber piece on the roof will come off every time I get a car wash, very annoying.
Summary I bought the car because it was a low cost Honda hybrid plus I wanted something different than a civic. Honda gave me a great deal on the EX w/ Navigation. I bought it in Las Vegas and drove to Denver for around $35 in gas. I then drove from Denver to NYC for around $100. Now that gas is getting closer to the $5/gallon mark, I laugh at all my friends with their 12 mile/gallon trucks. Honda only recommends changing the oil every 10K miles. The sport mode worked great in the rocky mountains, no problem shifting up hills; obviously not a sports car though. The navigation = meh, google maps knows better 9 out of 10 times. I love the Bluetooth and the usb hookup; i just hookup my phone to the usb and all the music shows up on the the touch screen, very user friendly. You can voice command the car to turn off and on heat/AC (Also known as super lazy mode). If you're all about traveling or commuting for a low price, this car is perfect.
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