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Pros: mpg and very helpful MID
Cons: back seat spaceI have driven from Dallas to Orlando and back averaging 52 mpg. Another short trip from Houston to Dallas averaging 59 mpg. Overall I get between 52-54 mpg with 90% city and 10% hwy. Extremely pleased with my 2011 Insight LX. My fellow co-workers still can't believe this little Insight can do just as well as a 26K Prius for 6K less.
Pros: Technological dash board.
Cons: Price.If viewed for what it's meant to be, and that is an in-town economy car, one can only say the Honda Insight is a winner. We average 38 to 42 actual mpg with only in town driving. If you have to drive on the highway everyday, this car is not for you. I hate to say it, but you'd prolly like the Prius much better on the open road.
what I expected from Honda
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: cost of regular maintenance - especially at local dealerThe Insight does what you expect it to do; it gets good mileage (about 44 mpg for me) and it stays away from the repair shop, except for scheduled maintenance. No one will mistake it for a sports car, even though it looks sporty. When the electric motor kicks in on uphill stretches, the engine still labors to hold speed. Overall, however, I'm very satisfied.
Honda Insight-the car you can't get any more
Pros: Gas mileage and Honda quality
Cons: It can be noisy...but who cares?This review is for the 2006 Honda Insight. That year was the last year of manufacture for this very unusual car. First, it is a two-passenger car. Second, it gets 76 to 80 miles per gallon when driven according to the owner's manual. And third, Honda brought back the Insight brand as a four-passenger this year, but it only get about 60 miles per gallon. My 2006 Insight makes no pretenses concerning comfort, quietness or ride. It was made as light as possible which left off things like sound insulation and comfortable seats. The pay off with this terrific car is the fact that it is the most economical vehicle to operate on the face of the planet; no car, not Prius, not anyone can come close. I commute 84 miles per day. At the end of five days, my fill-up is 7.5 gallons of gas. If you can find one of these, buy it.
Don't worry about gas prices
Pros: MPG and fun to drive
Cons: back seat roomWe love this little car. Bought it in August 2009 and have driven it 10,000 miles without worry of gas prices. Very comfortable and fun to drive. My wife and I play a game (which this car teaches you how to play) to see how high a miles per gallon we can get. So far 54mpg is our top!
Pros: Auto stop at red lights, no fuel burned
Cons: actual milage against factory ratingsI have a new Honda insight, and the car is fantastic. The only thing I do not like is that it will not get the miles per gallon that they say. In Europe where I bought mine, they say, 4.7 liters per 100 klm city, 4.1, highway and 4.4 combined. Not true, I have done everything possible and the best I can get is 5.8 per 100 klm and most of the time it is 6.2 per 100. I think all car makers should be realistic about milage. we do not drive on flat leval roads as set speeds. cars should be tested in actual city driving and regular highway driving, not test tracks. Other than that it is a great car and well priced under the Toyota Prius.