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Long Term Update 4: 2010 Honda Insight


Long Term Update 4: 2010 Honda Insight: service shop, delivering 38.3 mpg and a maintenance bill of $85.33. That said, not all our editors have enjoyed the frugal ride. "The joy of dri
With nearly 16,000 miles on the clock, the HONDA INSIGHT has been an infrequent visitor to gas station and service shop, delivering 38.3 mpg and a maintenance bill of $85.33. That said, not all our editors have enjoyed the frugal ride. "The joy of driving is absent here," states editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine.

"This is the first Honda I've driven that feels unpolished. The hybrid powertrain switches off and on at stoplights with an unpleasant throb HONDA THAT S thoroughly unbecoming Honda's usual high standards for finesse. The engine revs coarsely. On the highway, the HONDA INSIGHT hunts in its lane and rides over road imperfections like a manhole cover. The structure sounds tinny -- both via the amount of road noise entering the cabin and when you shut the doors. And the cabin is just tiny, particularly in the back seat. Honda can do better than this -- and needs to."

2010 Honda Insight Months/miles in service 10/15,861 Avg econ/CO2 38.3 mpg/0.51 lb/mi Unresolved problems None Maintenance cost $85.33 (oil change/inspection/rotate tires) Normal-wear cost $0

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