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Pros: the mileage
Cons: battery replacement
Advice: get the extended warranty up to 100,000 miles. They will bargin on this also.I have a 2000 model. ST w/AC. I have approx 150.000 miles on the road. My only complaint is the battery pack had to be replaced at 93,000 miles. I had the extended warranty but had I not, the cost would have put it in the junk yard. The performance is much more than I expected. I drive my hard ( fast ) I have averaged inexcess of 58.5 mpg with the hard driving. I can recall getting 75 mpg when trying. I will buy another.
Pros: The motor shutting down when you stop and the fuel economy.
Cons: The limited seating.
Advice: Try it you will like it -We have had the car for 5 months - it has surprisingly good pick up and performance. 50 mpg is realistic. It is a two seater and has a stiff suspension, but we call it our 'fun car.' Will probably look at a Honda Accord Hybrid when the lease expires on our second car (a Toyota Camry) in order to have more than two seats.
Pros: the hybrid engine
Cons: no room for a third passenger
Advice: Find out when one must replace the battery and average cost of the battery.2004 model Insight improves the CD sound system. Very nice safety features with air bags all around. Very progressive.