My grandson about a month ago picked up a first generation Insight.... he's debating keeping it (likes it, but has to sell either it or a 2007 Prius he has because he needs the cash.)
It's got 235,000 miles and as far as I can tell, although in need of some TLC, particularly maybe on interior cosmetics, is far from being a basket case.
Here's the question I refer to in the subject line:
As I imagine (being only distantly familiar with the Insight) the internal combustion engine should shut down pretty much anytime the car is at a complete stop. His does sometimes and other times idles.
Is that normal or does it suggest something not quite right?
Or is this one of those "that depends" sort of answers?
One other techi question: It's idling at about 1500 RPM.
That should be lower? Right?
If so, causes? Vacuum leak? Or what else?
P.S., I did put a link to his Craigslist ad in Portland Oregon into the Classified ads here.