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2000 Honda Insight

2000 Honda Insight

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4.6
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Inexpensive to maintain, totally dependable

by from Temecula on July 21, 2009

My husband drives this car. We have almost 200,000 miles on it and it still runs PERFECT!!! Honda said this car was suppose to get 70 mpg, but the best we have seen is 64.5, and that is feathering the...
My husband drives this car. We have almost 200,000 miles on it and it still runs PERFECT!!! Honda said this car was suppose to get 70 mpg, but the best we have seen is 64.5, and that is feathering the gas and drafting semi trucks.... which is still amazing. On avereance we get about 60-62 mpg. The down side is that it has no power. If you drive easy, not in a hurry and don't mind people getting mad because you can't get up to speed as quickly....then this is the perfect car! We have always mainted the car at the Honda dealer and our 7,000 mile services run about $79.00....which is increadibly cheap when you figure the saving in gas and dependablility it offers. We highly recommened this commuter car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Insight on the Insight

by from Fullerton, Ca on May 7, 2009

Incredible vehicle. Have only owned one second hand for 5 months but easily the best engineered car ever. Gets about 55 mmpg on highways and 45 local easily the best hybrid on the market. Too bad Hond...
Incredible vehicle. Have only owned one second hand for 5 months but easily the best engineered car ever. Gets about 55 mmpg on highways and 45 local easily the best hybrid on the market. Too bad Honda discontinued it = only knock is it is a 2 seater they could have engineered in a third seat which would have been a great bonus. For communuting and a small family this is the ultimate vehcile. Handles great = surprising performance but very weak on hills.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Fantastic $65,000 Cost to Build by Honda

by from Miami, FL on September 24, 2008

This car is a gift from Honda to the American drivers. Gas economy plus style. You can't do better.
This car is a gift from Honda to the American drivers. Gas economy plus style. You can't do better.
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Does recommend this car

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Incredible gas mileage

by from St. Louis, Missouri on November 22, 2006

I have owned this car for almost 7 years. In the beginning I got 65 mpg city/85 highway. Now I get 50 city/75 highway. This car has had 0 reliability problems since day one. I have been in 3 separ...
I have owned this car for almost 7 years. In the beginning I got 65 mpg city/85 highway. Now I get 50 city/75 highway. This car has had 0 reliability problems since day one. I have been in 3 separate accidents from Luxury SUVs hitting it, and the aluminum alloy body easily took incredible crushing damage without any of it entering the interior where I sat, even after a side collision. However, people who are not familiar with hybrids should know, as the batteries age the stored energy deplete a little quicker and take a little longer to recharge. All batteries also deplete quickly in cold weather. That leaves a little less performance during winter, but not enough to be a concern for most people.
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I haved saved thousands on gas

by from California on September 15, 2011

Absolute joy to drive. Smooth and reliable. Never think twice about making a drive...Anywhere!!!. Recently saw a 2000 model on CL with over 400k miles for sale. wow!
Absolute joy to drive. Smooth and reliable. Never think twice about making a drive...Anywhere!!!. Recently saw a 2000 model on CL with over 400k miles for sale. wow!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great car!

by from on November 16, 2008

My Insight has been trouble-free and has given me 48 to 60 mpg without effort on my part. Fun to drive, easy to get around town and park. Sharp looks!
My Insight has been trouble-free and has given me 48 to 60 mpg without effort on my part. Fun to drive, easy to get around town and park. Sharp looks!
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Does recommend this car

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Bring It Back

by from San Antonio, TX on July 8, 2016

I was one of the first owners of the 2000 Insight in Oregon and wherever I went people would stop and ask about my car. In 2010 I had a job transfer to San Antonio, TX. The car did great on the trip...
I was one of the first owners of the 2000 Insight in Oregon and wherever I went people would stop and ask about my car. In 2010 I had a job transfer to San Antonio, TX. The car did great on the trip, and people were surprised how much I actually packed in the car. I still have the car. I understand not many sold in TX, however I did find a mechanic who owns one and it still runs great. Really sad that Honda does not make this style insight since I bought my car in 2000 my over all average is 55 MPG. Love that it is a standard also. Before moving to TX I did test drive the new Insight and it was nice; but it just did not feel like the original style. For a single person this is just the right size.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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If you need the gas mileage......

by from Minden, NV on February 25, 2014

Any 2000-2006 Insight is a car with a narrow purpose. Two seats, horrible ride, weird handling, what's to like? Well no car, and I mean no car will get this kind of mileage on the open road. You drive...
Any 2000-2006 Insight is a car with a narrow purpose. Two seats, horrible ride, weird handling, what's to like? Well no car, and I mean no car will get this kind of mileage on the open road. You drive in town? Get a plug-in. But i drive 52,000 freeway miles a year and this car has been a godsend. I have averaged 70! mpg since 2005. I drive very carefully at 60mph but it has paid off. I held 90 mpg once from San Jose to the Grapevine. Also, for a modern car it is easy to work on; Plus no timing belt. DO NOT drive this car in snow. Very reliable.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Outstanding Car

by from Washington DC on March 20, 2014

I just sold my 2000 Insight after 2.5 years and 60K miles. It was an excellent car that I know I will miss. I bought it as an economic decision and discovered it was a wise investment - despite its fu...
I just sold my 2000 Insight after 2.5 years and 60K miles. It was an excellent car that I know I will miss. I bought it as an economic decision and discovered it was a wise investment - despite its funky look. I averaged high 60 MPG on my long commutes. Never really had to do anything to it other than put gas in it and tires on it. The car effectively paid for itself with my gas savings. It only had 130K on it when I sold it and expect it will probably last another 200K with the new owner.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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This is the worst mistake I have ever made.

by from Tennessee on October 4, 2011

I bought a 2000 Honda Insight, that only had 73000 miles on it and a perfect carfax history in June 2011 in Texas (I live in Tennessee). I attempted to drive it home. The air conditioner went out afte...
I bought a 2000 Honda Insight, that only had 73000 miles on it and a perfect carfax history in June 2011 in Texas (I live in Tennessee). I attempted to drive it home. The air conditioner went out after 20 minutes, but I didn't think that unreasonable in an 11 year old car, and it didn't have a warranty. I had it checked at a Honda dealership on my trip home, who said I would need to replace the compressor, so I kept driving, planning on doing it at home. I was not advised that that should be a problem. 3 hours from home, the compressor seized up, broke that belt that ran both the compressor and the water pump. The water pump failed, the engine overheated (without giving me any alert that it was overheating), and the engine was destroyed. I towed the car home, and after hard, hard thinking, decided to replace the engine. 3 months later, and $5900 later, that was finally completed. 2 days later the check engine light came on. I returned the car to the shop, and have just found out that the hybrid battery, which I was told was only 2 years old (had been replaced 2 years ago, I was told), has failed and needs to be replaced. That will be another $2000. I am not sure I will do it. This car, which I bought for $8500, has now cost me $15000 so far, and now another $2000, and I have only driven it 4 days out of the 4 months I have owned it. This is a nightmare.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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