Underpowered but extremely fun to drive
Very efficient coupe for the money. Other than the hybrid battery going out every 60-80k, this car is extremely reliable. Best part about this vehicle is you dont necessarily need the hybrid battery to run it. I once drove 400miles on half a tank on high 99 in California. Love the fact that it comes with a manual gearbox. Doesnt rust in Minnesota because of the aluminum body but it is pretty hard to find parts for it because of its rarity.
Love my new commuter!
Just bought a used Honda Insight. Plenty of room for a tall girl like myself, feels like a sports car when driving, and gets over 50mpg! Took it to Honda for a diagnostic and look over, and at 211,000 it is in great shape. I am looking forward to putting another 200,000 miles in this car! Save my SUV for when I really need it. Very happy with my "new" car!!
A hidden gem among sub-compacts
My 2001 Honda Insight currently has 178,000 miles and a battery that was replaced under warranty all the way back in 2007. I'm the umpteenth owner of this little Insight that has been handed off multiple times for multiple reasons, but I am here to say that not only is this one of the most reliable vehicles, one of the more comfortable sub-compacts, and one of the most unique looking cars on the road, but it is also what it is: the world's most fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid to date -- I average right between 58mpg and 65mpg between city and highway travel. And with a 120-mile round-trip work commute, I honestly need it. It's never once let me down, and what failures that I have encountered (such as a bad idler wheel) have given me warning before completely failing (e.g. a very loud and distinct roar when the idler wheel was going out). This is the ultimate work commute vehicle and long-distance traveler, and even after being swapped around so much with no previously known service records (save one well-kept receipt for the battery replacement), it's still running like a champ. Suffice it to say that I've been caring for it as much as possible since I purchased it.