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Old 03-30-2017, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2006 Red 102k Rebuilt MT, New RE92s, Strong IMA

I "accidentally" bought two 06's in the same 30 day range on my hunt for a good driver. One has to go and I like the silver the best because I don't feel bad throwing things at it.

**There has been a lot of price bashing lately, and frankly its rude. If you don't like my price that's fine, but please refrain from commenting on this thread. This is not for the everyday insight buyer, but is one hell of a buy for someone looking for everything being done**

2006 Red Insight MT (aka Vicky)
Highlights:
  • 102,xxx miles
  • New transmission and all related goodies see below
  • Brand New RE92s
  • Hybrid Automotive discharge ready harness installed
  • Zero paint fade
  • Strong IMA battery
  • $7800 OBO forum pricing, have it at $8500 locally. (may consider full or partial trades for Rx400h or hybridnHighlander or possibly other hybrids (alive or not lol))

140+ pictures of the car as well as videos of IMA behavior at varying SOC’s, Lean Burn, Highway and in town driving, and Autostop. Links to videos will be throughout the description as well as in the photo gallery link provided:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...GJyWTBUMXI0Sk0

Craigslist Local Ad: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/6066144304.html

I realize that my asking price is not for the “majority”, and if you are not interested I ask that you move along.

With that said I am here ready to answer any questions, provide any photos, and provide even any videos of functionality you may want to see. If I missed something you are wondering about, please ask. I have priced her according to what is available on the market and what she has had done to her.

SHIPPING: If you are far away and interested in this car, we have 4 options:
-If less than 350 miles from me I will happily drive the car to you, if you cover the cost of my one-way Avis, Hetz, Enterprise rental for the return trip (think less than $100)

-If more than 350 (350-2000mi) miles from me I will drive it to you, if you cover the cost of a plane ticket back to Kansas City. (This includes you California ☺)

-You fly to Kansas City and drive it home. I will work with you 100% with picking up at the airport and what not.

-You arrange shipping and I will work with whatever provide you find, this I would assume is the most expensive, but also doesn’t involve me putting a ton of miles on the car especially for you east and west coast people.

Some background as to why I am selling:
I purchased my first insight (the silver 06) and drove to Chicago to get it, thought it was the best I could find even for the distance with what was on the market. Then 2 weeks later this red 06 pops up 12 miles from me…. I couldn’t resist. After driving both back and forth, I still liked the silver better (banged up so I felt less guilty driving it.) So, Vicky is up on the market.

Mechanical:

At 99,000 miles, the previous owner began hearing throw out bearing noises. The car was brought to Tiffany Springs Honda, and the following was done after finding metal shavings in the transmission (Receipts for this work can be found in the picture links):
  • Used manual transmission was procured from a car with 72k
  • New flywheel
  • New Clutch friction disc
  • New Clutch Pressure disc
  • New throw out bearing

-The car shift smooth with zero resistance going into any gear on upshift, and downshift goes into gear from any gear with ZERO grinds or resistance. Even into first at 10mph. Overall it is much smoother than my higher mileage 06.

-12 volt battery replaced around 77,000 miles in 2014

-Claimed to have replaced front brakes around the same time, but there is no receipt to prove this.

-4 new RE92’s at 101,800 so literally less than 300miles on them (previous tire was a kuhmo 175/65/14 which dropped the life time from 58 to 55 during their ownership.)
These were $518.00 and installed by Discount tire. This includes a transferable warranty that does rotations and repairs for free including sidewall damage (replacement of tire) they will also reimburse you if you are on the road and must stop for a repair somewhere else.

IMA:

The IMA battery that was in the car when I bought it was in poor shape, but was not throwing any codes. However, sitting overnight usually led to it dropping to 4-5 bars and then doing frequent recalibrations while driving, with only short bursts of assist.

From here I removed the strong IMA from my silver 2006 that I put 4500 miles on last month with only one recalibration on a 1400mile road trip to Ohio. When I installed this in the Red car, I also installed a Hybrid Automotive Discharge ready grid charging harness. Before driving after the battery swap I did a full reconditioning process as outlined by hybrid automotive to get a good baseline for the next owner.

The process:
  • 24 hour balance charge peaked at 172 volts
  • Discharge to 96v
  • 24 hour balance charge
  • Discharge to 60v
  • 24 hour balance charge
  • Discharge to 12v
  • 24 hour balance charge which leveled off at 173 volts
The battery now feels not much different than it did in the silver car, except for more linear usage of the SOC gauge. It has tons of capacity it seems above 75% on the SOC gauge, once at 50% it will start looking for opportunity to get it back to 75%, and once below 25% it will really start background charging. However, at any of these points if demand for power is given, it will sustain long full assist pulls without much hesitation. I can pull full assist even with only 3-4 bars left. The old battery I was lucky to see 3-4 bars on the assist gauge below 50% SOC, and anything less triggered a recalibration.

High State of charge freeway driving with Lean Burn Demo:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...nJMYU1hQndqR3c

High state of charge around town with AutoStop functionality:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...G1sYTFxSDFqcTQ

50% SOC IMA bheavior
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...k9lNDBUVS1VREU

Low SOC acceleration
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...1hmLTdsNWRMUjghttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...1hmLTdsNWRMUjg

Low SOC down to 3 bars autostop and driving
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...jVsZXh1MmZqcU0

With the harness installed I think this battery has tons of life left especially with regular driving habits and the occasional battery maintenance with Grid Charging. If you live in the KC area I offer grid charging/reconditioning/harness installs on the weekends and we can work something out if you are not wanting to buy a Hybrid Automotive charger.

Body:

-This is one of the few red insights I have seen recently that didn’t have the pink fading issue, or totally deteriorated clear coat. The entire car still shines enough to see your reflection, and based on the previous owners comments it was garaged its entire life.

-All Aero panels are intact, and I have ordered an Aluminum belly pan from Scott that will be installed once it makes it here.

-It is still a 10 year old car and has a few little nick and imperfections here and there from shopping carts and whatnot. See the photos (140+ of them) for everything I could capture.

-Most notable imperfections: repaired mark on rear bumper, nick to rear bumper black trim, mark on spoiler, a few rock chips on hood that are hard to see, drivers door entry has what looks like shoes nicked the paint. Well shown in photos.

-Wheels and center caps are close to perfect with one having a little oxidation under where what looks like used to be a wheel weight.

Interior:
-original Insight floor mats. Drivers has two dirt wear marks near the pedals, but otherwise good condition.

-Rear speakers, and the sound system sounds good for stock with no rattles or crackling even with high bass usage

-Seats have no signs of wear or staining

-Exceptionally clean even compared to my silver car.

-The original owner kept a log book starting with documenting the process of ordering the car from Honda, then subsequently logging EVERY tank of fuel including location and cost per gallon. This Log will come with the car. Her original name was Carmen Electra.
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Old 03-31-2017, 02:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I had that kind of money you'd have a buyer. That's the nicest looking red one I've ever seen. And mudder has a very nice red one that I've seen.
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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In my mind I was thinking the original owner was Carmen Electra. That's a name i haven't heard in ages. Good luck with the sale, that's a great looking car. I wish mine looked a 1/10th as good. Ok maybe even 1/20th.

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Old 03-31-2017, 10:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Natalya If I had that kind of money you'd have a buyer. That's the nicest looking red one I've ever seen. And mudder has a very nice red one that I've seen.
Thank you! Like I said its definitely not the average insight you see on the market...


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In my mind I was thinking the original owner was Carmen Electra. That's a name i haven't heard in ages. Good luck with the sale, that's a great looking car. I wish mine looked a 1/10th as good. Ok maybe even 1/20th.

Tim

Ha! Yes the original owner named her Carmen Electra and her log book from new has that on it.

Thank you for the compliment on the car too!
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I am heading to Florida in roughly a week (4/7-4/14 ish) I will be in Orlando and Near st. pete beach. If someone in Florida or anywhere along the way from Kansas City was interested, I could drive instead of fly.

Sort of last minute, but just another option!
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Looks like a jewel.

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The description of the car is exactly like the red insight posted on KC Craigslist last month for $4500. Is this the same car?
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The description of the car is exactly like the red insight posted on KC Craigslist last month for $4500. Is this the same car?
Same car with new wheels, correct new tires, and the addition of a strong functioning IMA battery. Battery in it previously was totally spent.
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Trade you my '05.
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Exceptional car. Thanks for sharing.
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