2013 Honda Insight
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GREAT for the price

by from c on July 16, 2017

It is a great car for the price. Drives well and saves gas since it is a hybrid. It is good for commuting and driving around.
It is a great car for the price. Drives well and saves gas since it is a hybrid. It is good for commuting and driving around.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Love it!

by from Honolulu, HI on June 19, 2017

The current one is my second Insight. It's fun to drive although I wish a bit more power. A quiet ride from Hybrid system is good. Thanks to the special eco driving indicator, I think my driving styl...
The current one is my second Insight. It's fun to drive although I wish a bit more power. A quiet ride from Hybrid system is good. Thanks to the special eco driving indicator, I think my driving style became more gentle and more fuel-efficient. So my wife and I love this little Honda.
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Does recommend this car!!

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For the thrifty, this can't be beat

by from Gardiner, ME on June 8, 2017

If you want cheap, economical transportation, nothing beats a 2nd gen Honda Insight right now. Mostly due to the popularity of the Prius and EPA MPG ratings below the Toyota, the Insight is not very p...
If you want cheap, economical transportation, nothing beats a 2nd gen Honda Insight right now. Mostly due to the popularity of the Prius and EPA MPG ratings below the Toyota, the Insight is not very popular; bad for people who bought new but a great opportunity for someone to buy used. I paid under $10k out the door for a '13 with 48k on the clock. It's Honda reliable, and with careful driving, you can easily achieve 48-50 MPG. If your goal is to save money, thi sis hte car for you. Do yourself a favor and get an EX model though... the price difference is small, and you get a massively better stereo, alloys, and paddle shifters (I know it's not sporty, but the paddles are phenomenal in slippery conditions)
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So far so good :)!

by from Milwaukee, WI on April 24, 2017

I've really enjoyed having a hybrid and hatchback car! It's perfect for dog owners, the insight has provided enough room for three medium sized pups to all fit comfortably in the hatch! The gas milage...
I've really enjoyed having a hybrid and hatchback car! It's perfect for dog owners, the insight has provided enough room for three medium sized pups to all fit comfortably in the hatch! The gas milage per gallon on my Insight has been superb compared to my old car... so far my gas has been less than $25 and can go more than 325+ miles until I need to fuel up. It's a very fun and quiet car to drive, excited to see how it holds up!
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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burns oil, do not buy

by from Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 14, 2017

after 80,000 miles it will start burning oil, a quart every 500 miles. They only put two piston rings, bad car, bad choice, you have been warned
after 80,000 miles it will start burning oil, a quart every 500 miles. They only put two piston rings, bad car, bad choice, you have been warned
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Great alternative to a Prius

by from Holbrook, AZ on February 8, 2017

I owned my 2013 Insight for three years. Comfortable and roomy interior, sporty looking exterior. The hatchback and fold down back seats allow for more storage capacity than you'd expect. I averaged 4...
I owned my 2013 Insight for three years. Comfortable and roomy interior, sporty looking exterior. The hatchback and fold down back seats allow for more storage capacity than you'd expect. I averaged 46 mpg. It's too bad this model didn't take off as well as the Prius, you get the same quality, features, and economy but at a lower price tag. Highway road noise was louder than I like but the highways in Arizona aren't the smoothest. City driving maneuverability was sometimes lacking as far as being able to accelerate quickly when needed. In the three years I owned it the main battery was replaced and there was a faulty accelerator part, both covered under the manufacturer's warranty without hassle.
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Nice car.......but

by from Santa Rosa, CA on July 29, 2015

I purchased this car to explore the hybrid technology and take advantage of fuel economy etc. It is a good basic car. The feel of the bodywork is a little flimsy, but everything you would expect from ...
I purchased this car to explore the hybrid technology and take advantage of fuel economy etc. It is a good basic car. The feel of the bodywork is a little flimsy, but everything you would expect from an economy car. I quite like this car as a simple functional vehicle, and if Honda record proves true I expect it to work for a long time. That being said, I will focus on highlighting flaws and drawbacks to consider. The single greatest flaw of this vehicle is visibility. This vehicle has the worst direct visibility of any vehicle I have driven in 37 years. Visibility was clearly sacrificed to styling with narrowed windows, and poor placement of structural stability elements creating many blind spots. The mirrors help to compensate, but there is no substitute for direct vision. The vehicle does not appear to have a "battery only" operating mode, so the engine always engages when in operation. The hybrid aspect comes from battery assistance, and auto shutoff of motor to improve fuel efficiency. One of the results of the auto shut off appears to be that when you stop and the engine shuts off so does the A/C. The fan continues, but on a hot day you can feel the difference. When used as a hatchback, dropping the rear seats is useful, but very limited headroom in the rear, too low for a medium sized dog. Glove compartment and additional storage areas are very small but functional. Some of the controls are odd and take a little getting used to, A/C control being one of them. The vehicle sits and rides pretty low and sporty, so watch your head getting in & out if you are average height (5'9"), but drop the seat back and there is plenty of legroom. The ride is pretty smooth, but minimal suspension makes the ride quite firm. Overall a decent car, at 40-44 MPG there are many non hybrids that come quite close (Civic) with better performance. A few basic design modifications could have made it truly impressive.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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great car!

by from agoura hills ca on February 4, 2015

I use this car for commuting and work. First of all, I'm 5'10, 185, with long legs. I'm in this car many hours daily and I rarely get fatigued driving this car. The seats and driving position are grea...
I use this car for commuting and work. First of all, I'm 5'10, 185, with long legs. I'm in this car many hours daily and I rarely get fatigued driving this car. The seats and driving position are great for me. There is a little bit of road noise on the freeway but its average for a compact car. It took me about 5k miles to get used to the engine shut off at stops. Now I barely notice it. The stereo works well with plenty of power. The A/C controls are accessible and very easy to use. Visibility is excellent. I got the base model which is no frills but has what you need. 45 mpg! You really don't need better gas mileage than this. At today's gas prices $2.35, you can't even get $20 worth of gas in it. Acceleration is pretty good if you turn off the eco mode. Love the color scheme, black and grey interior. Its easy to find your car in a parking lot as there aren't that many in circulation. I feel great about this purchase!
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Does recommend this car!!

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Most Underrated Car

by from NJ on May 4, 2014

This car is the best kept secret out there. I have owned the car for a little over a year and have driven 35,000 miles. The car is solid, so far no rattles or unusual noises for the first 35k miles. C...
This car is the best kept secret out there. I have owned the car for a little over a year and have driven 35,000 miles. The car is solid, so far no rattles or unusual noises for the first 35k miles. Change the oil and put gas in it; that's it. Averaging 46mpg combined driving which exceeds the EPA testing. This car runs flawlessly Cost's about $4,500 less than a Prius.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Lost this Car!

by from Indio, CA on February 4, 2014

I have only had my new/used 2011 Honda Insight since the first of December, (2 months) but I am totally sold on it. My last vehicle was a 1999 CR-V and loved it too. But I was looking for better gas m...
I have only had my new/used 2011 Honda Insight since the first of December, (2 months) but I am totally sold on it. My last vehicle was a 1999 CR-V and loved it too. But I was looking for better gas mileage. #1 MUST for this car was it had to be a hatchback or wagon for my two small dogs. I made the right decision. I love everything about this car. It is zippier than I thought it would be; it feels like a sports car and very fun to drive. Love the gas mileage! The only downside is the light-colored gray seats. I scotchgarded, but pups' feet do get dirty. Guess I will have to get seat covers. Small price to pay for this awesome car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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