PURCHASED NEW IN MAY, 2009
Purchased for my wife's 80 + mile daily commute. She drove it daily for over 10 and a half years. All maintenance done by the Honda Dealer in Saratoga Springs, NY Great service, by the way. A very trouble free car. She decided to purchase a new CRV earlier this year. I now drive the Insight for my daily 40 mile commute. I average 58MPG, as I drive it very easy and avoid the interstate. It now has 228,000 miles and still going strong! I highly recommend this if you don't mind its lower performance but it pays back in great gas mileage. I fill up every 14 to 16 days for less than $18.00. Can't say enough about how good of a car this is. My son is turning 16, in a few months. This will be his 1 car. I am looking for another one for myself.
Ignore Auto Industry Reviews!
This car is all about fuel economy - and how you drive it has a huge bearing on this. If you're heavy-footed you won't see any benefit from the technology. Luckily, the car has a number of ways to gently persuade you into economical driving, which is very cool. I get 75mpg on a 120-mile run and 65mpg in town, which is phenomenal. These are UK figures. The car has completely changed my attitude to cars, driving, energy, renewables and our place in the world. Which takes some doing, but it's an amazing car, and easily the best I've had in 42 years of motoring. I won't be changing it any time soon. It's quiet, comfortable, fun to drive, extremely reliable, quirky, interesting and of course the fuel economy makes it a no-brainer. Especially as it's now a used buy. There are bargains to be had. Ignore auto industry reviews - these people are comparing the Insight to large, fast, fuel-hungry dinosaur cars. Apples and oranges. Buy one, it may just change your life. Seriously.
Reliable and smooth
Extremely well running car, reliable and good on gas. Back row is mildly narrow but I have heard no complaints. Got the car for a great price and it runs extremely well, has great trunk space too. Would recommend!
Most Reliable car I have ever owned
Wonderful car! 220000 miles and all I did was oil change, Battery, Tires, Brakes and fluids change. Great gas miliage and I carted all my musical equipment around in it and the gas miliage was still the same. Honda makes a great car.
Worst car it jerks up everytime
It got small back space nd car is always jerking since I bought it from the first owner also it's a very prone to damage car in market and parts very expensive
A great car.
I completed a lot of research before purchasing a 2010 Honda Insight EX, and would make the same choice if I were to do so again. Positives: Fuel economy has been great with 45-48 mpg. I have used the paddle shifters when it is helpful to have a little more “zip” in driving style and this is helpful—they do not come with the LX model. The exterior styling of the Insight is very pleasing—body shape, heated folding mirrors with turn signal indicators, taillights with connecting red reflector across the hatch, and smooth body side lines that flow well. The number of choices for the dash display and helpful information is excellent. They really help motivate better driving habits, and I notice these habits transfer to other vehicles I drive and help improve mpg in those vehicles also. Interior space is pretty well thought out with extra storage near the spare tire(great that it has a spare tire and not just a cheap repair kit). With the split folding seats folded, and front seats fully forward—an unthinkable position to drive in—there is over six feet of space from the back of the front seats, to the rear hatch. The multiple positions of the steering wheel—telescoping and up/down—and general feeling of the size/shape of the wheel are very good . Negatives: The steering is very responsive. This is a negative in my thinking because it feels like I could easily bump the vehicle off course, and I cannot just ease back and let the car roll along. The drivers seat needs a small cushion because it becomes uncomfortable on long drives—60+ miles. The climate controls take a little to get used to, and are more complicated than a simpler three knob type structure—temp, air direction, fan speed. The center back seat would be extremely difficult to ride in for anyone over 5’7” because of headroom, and difficult for anyone on a long ride because of comfort—a pronounced hump exists. Last two things. There are numerous comparisons of this vehicle to the Prius, and surprisingly most were in favor of the Prius during this model year. The worst model year for the Prius is the 2010–read about engine problems in expert reviews. I have driven the Prius and find the driver seat a little more comfortable. In the 2012-2014 Honda Insight models, they also had severe engine problems—I would advise against the purchase of any Insight during these years. Final thought—the 2010-2011 Honda Insights are available at much less cost than comparable Prius, the Insight looks far better and is more fun to drive(opinion) and the mpg are very similar. I think it is a wise purchase.
Most reliable car I’ve owned
Grabs a lot of attentio wherever you go, great gas mileage car, very enjoyableTo drive throughout the week more so on the weekends. 2-owner vehicle and clean title car.
Most economic car I’ve owned
I purchased a Honda Insight 2010 with 37k miles. I had never owed a hybrid car before and now I think I cannot go back to traditional engines. It’s the perfect fit for long distances and daily commutes without big expenses.
Great on gas milage!
This car has met all of my expectations, the wind noice inside can be heard when on the highway. It has plenty of legroom in the front and all of the dash lights are very intuitive. It takes a minute to get up to speed on the highway but it is worth it for the gas milage you get. The trunk space is very nice, before this I had a truck and the switch is almost minimal, space wise. This is a great car and will be used for a long time!
Still getting to know how it's hybrid works
This car seems less petrol average as compare to prius 2010. But as far as it's price is concerned, it's nice car. It's sound system is great but impossible to read Japanese language