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Long Term Update 6: 2010 Honda Insight


"After a quick dash to San Diego, I can't say I'd want to travel a much longer distance in the Insight," logs art director Mike Royer. " The engine works so hard that you feel tense and worn out after reaching your destination. I also don't like the poor visibility through the back hatch nor the loud interior noise."

Associate Web editor Kirill Ougarov, however, does have some positive things to say about Honda's hybrid. "Thanks to its small size, it's easy to park. There's plenty of space for groceries, though you wouldn't want to put a full Costco load in there because the car will be overwhelmed by the weight. I also like the responsive feel and behavior of the steering; in paddle-shift mode, ratio changes are nearly instantaneous."

2010 Honda Insight Months/miles in service 13/19,170 Avg econ/CO2 38.5 mpg/0.50 lb/mi Unresolved problems None Maintenance cost $238.69 (2 - oil change/inspection/rotate tires, replace spark plugs, CVT fluid, and engine and cabin air filters) Normal-wear cost $0

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