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Old 01-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello new member but have been around and have owned several 1st Gen Insights!


My post is in regards to a car (2002 Insight) that is arriving at my home tomorrow- I just purchased it, from the original owner. It's a 2002 CVT with only 12,981 original miles on it!

Talking to Honda Dealer, they recommended all fluid changes ( I agree) with a high pressure Fuel system cleaning that includes the injectors.

My next adventure will be the IMA battery, Honda America has no other records but of it's sale in Aug. of 2002.

My plan is to put my grid charger on it, and see where I'm at, any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 01-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The dealer will probably read the DCL, if you have any hint of a battery problem twist the dealers arm for a new battery even though you are a little over the time limit. They'll want you to keep coming back for service etc. and they make money on warranty work.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is for sure, I've already got Honda America Committed to help with the IMA, they just said to go to the dealer and find out exactly what the car needs and due to mileage and just being out of warranty- they expressed a desire to want to help and work on a case by case basis- on stuff like this!




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Old 01-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. Don't forget to check the ground straps and 12v battery health.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Good Point I will, I plan on going through the entire car to make sure all is well- not sure how much it's driven in the last while???

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Well, There is a Citrus in TX with about 820 miles But yes yours is still in the ultra rare as-new category.
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Well, There is a Citrus in TX with about 820 miles But yes yours is still in the ultra rare as-new category.
I still can't Believe that one is true.
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Pretty cool news, turns out this car was owned by the City Portland itself. Director of Transportation who got caught up in some kind of misconduct in 2011- it was a State owned and Maintained vehicle!

It's been serviced yearly as an Exempt State Vehicle so ALL IS WELL- drives like a dream, you'd think it was new, with smell and everything, crazy find...
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Pretty cool news, turns out this car was owned by the City Portland itself. Director of Transportation who got caught up in some kind of misconduct in 2011- it was a State owned and Maintained vehicle!

It's been serviced yearly as an Exempt State Vehicle so ALL IS WELL- drives like a dream, you'd think it was new, with smell and everything, crazy find...
Great find. You've got a keeper! Congratulations!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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That's a nice Insight. Low miles.

How much did you pay for it?
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