Sooo, after much test driving I sold my 2003 insight and got a 2013 Veloster base M/CVT. I sorely miss my little insight I really like the V (and the cr-z) but I could have easily driven my insight for another 4-5 years at least. Sigh. With the insight I really didn't have to try to get 60+ easy on a regular basis. On the V (granted it's new) I've got to really try to keep it within the 40-50mpg range while I'm driving. So far, average is 38.4 combined. I'm pretty sure I could have squeezed more out of a cr-z. Ah well.
Now my goofy brain is pondering a manual cr-z, used of course. Me thinks I should stop now and move on. Curse that 2012 civic loaner that got me shopping around for some new hotness after almost 10 years of insight practicality.
If you're a practical person who REALLY enjoys the 2000-2006 insight and you're not sure you want to sell it: Don't. Ride that train until it breaks or until the kids come along and you've got to get a bigger vehicle.
On the up side; damn I hadn't realized how loud the road noise is on the old insights compared to the newer vehicles
You just need to look at the economics of it. If the insight is paid for, that should tell you right there. Since I own my sidekick and it gets 30 mpg, I drive 40 miles a day, I see I could save money selling my insight and avoiding the monthly payment. Now if I have to drive further that would change things.
I drove a crz stick and cvt, I didnt like either. Not enough sport or economy.
Yup, my insight was paid for several years ago. It's been a long time since I've had a car payment. It bothers me more than I anticipated having a payment now. I made out really well but having no payment then going to a payment...ug.
I have modded my car so much it would be impractical for me to ever sell it. It isn't like it could be easily serviced by anyone other than me. Luckily I decided not long after I bought it to never sell it
Sorry to hear you are having remorse about the buy and or sell. That car does a CRX look to it.
Since my car is worth so little and gets great gas mileage, it doesn't make sense to get rid of it. I can get another daily driver but it's worth keeping the insight around. It is, after all, the most fuel efficient car ever sold in the US.. ever
What I don't like about it is the fact that it is a real penalty box, but that's because of the condition of my car
There is a creepy side of me all the time when I want a different car other than the insight. I had this insight for a combined 7 months now (2 months on my first run and 5 months and counting now).
I have been seriously considering selling her for a Honda fit. I know economy wise it makes no sense. I still get 65mpgs without trying too hard and love what it already is.
My wife and I have plans to have kids in the near future and a 2 seater is not scalable but with new cars on the horizon all the time (new gen Honda fit coming next year ) I'm gonna defer for now and see how it goes in 2013.
If I have an urge to drive fast I drive the same insight fast and more aggressive. There's just no stupid button that will put me in a sport mode. Or I rent a zip car and have at it.
Goodbye Hulk. You will be missed!
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