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Hartmann
post May 20 2009, 09:39 AM
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My wife's car is a 1996 Honda Accord and it has well over 100k miles and has a few things that need to be overhauled, including the air conditioning system. It runs great, but I think the costs are going to build up over the next year or so.

We've been looking at different options and test drove the Honda Insight and Civic last night. The Insight is a neat little car, but you can tell it's version 1.0 of the sedan model. You can physically feel the engine shutting off at lights, something I've never felt in a Prius. The 53 mpg is a great little tidbit. The EPA rates the car at 48 mpg but that's in standard configuration. In the "ECO" mode, the thing gets 53 mpg on the highway.

So, now I'm leaning towards the 2010 Prius. The Civic is a good car, but the gas mileage is nuts in these hybrids and the cost of the battery replacement has gone way down ($1,300 after 80k miles).

Anyone have a Prius? What do you think of them?

I'm not green, I just like saving a lot of money on gas.


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post May 20 2009, 09:44 AM
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I don't have a Prius, but I have seen a lot of commercials for the Insight lately. Was thinking of giving it a look-over in a few years when I'm looking to trade in my Echo.


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post May 20 2009, 09:45 AM
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QUOTE (Spectatrix @ May 20 2009, 10:44 AM) *
I don't have a Prius, but I have seen a lot of commercials for the Insight lately. Was thinking of giving it a look-over in a few years when I'm looking to trade in my Echo.


I liked driving it. My only issue outside of feeling the engine kick off, was the blind spot near the rear quarters of the vehicle. I'm used to having zero blindspots there, so it threw me off a little.


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post May 20 2009, 10:46 AM
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I'm not green, I just like saving a lot of money on gas.

thanks for clarifying


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post May 20 2009, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE (cmac @ May 20 2009, 11:46 AM) *
thanks for clarifying


No problem.

The reason I put that in there is that in the Insight, you get "rewarded" after every ride that you complete that is "green". It shows a little icon on the dash and after so many, you're "promoted". It's a lame attempt to make someone feel good about "saving the earth".


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post May 20 2009, 11:16 AM
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How much do these things cost? I'm almost afraid to ask..
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post May 20 2009, 11:18 AM
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QUOTE (impala454 @ May 20 2009, 12:16 PM) *
How much do these things cost? I'm almost afraid to ask..


Walk out for the Insight was $19k-20k


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post May 20 2009, 11:53 AM
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the Insight, you get "rewarded" after every ride that you complete that is "green". It shows a little icon on the dash and after so many, you're "promoted". It's a lame attempt to make someone feel good about "saving the earth".


whaaaaat..? yea, that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard.


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post May 20 2009, 12:07 PM
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I desperately want a '10 Ford Fusion Hybrid
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post May 20 2009, 12:10 PM
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QUOTE (Hartmann @ May 20 2009, 12:06 PM) *
The reason I put that in there is that in the Insight, you get "rewarded" after every ride that you complete that is "green". It shows a little icon on the dash and after so many, you're "promoted". It's a lame attempt to make someone feel good about "saving the earth".

Haha, really? That's silly.


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post May 20 2009, 12:14 PM
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Yeah, watch the demo: http://automobiles.honda.com/insight-hybri...ture=eco_assist

Just too much information for me.


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post May 20 2009, 12:18 PM
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undoubtedly there's people out there posting online bragging about their "score"... lame
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post May 20 2009, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE (Hartmann @ May 20 2009, 12:18 PM) *
Walk out for the Insight was $19k-20k

for the size of the thing, that just seems really expensive to me
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post May 20 2009, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE (Mommy @ May 20 2009, 01:07 PM) *
I desperately want a '10 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Mega MPG on those. Will be good competition for the Prius.


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post May 20 2009, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE (Psykopath @ May 20 2009, 01:25 PM) *
Mega MPG on those. Will be good competition for the Prius.
Yeah, and I believe it's a size class up on the Prius, but I could be wrong. It would make a good family car.
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