"Hurrah! 15 months now with nothing to complain about!"5.0 starson by Mr Reynolds--2008
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!
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