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Old 05-02-2019, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Advice: Looking at a used Gen 1

I'm new to the forum, just signed up and started digging through the forums recently. Lots of great info!

I've owned several Hondas over the years but never a hybrid.

I'm looking at buying a used gen 1 Insight within the next couple of days and was wondering if anyone had any pointers on what potential problems to look for?

This is the description they have listed for it:

2001 Honda Insight Hybrid
1.0L Motor
109k miles
56 MPG (GAS SAVER)
Stick Shift 5 speed
Cold A/C
Hot heat
Bucket seats
2 seater
Hatchback
Tinted windows
New tires all the way around
Power locks
Power windows
Super fun to drive
Rare car only 15,000 made
1 owner
No issues
Clean title



Any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You do not say where you are and have not said what the price is being asked. This could be a very good buy. There may be some gurus in you are who could advise or possibly help you.
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you don't buy the car which you should. Send me a PM about it's location and I'll get it.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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dj:

Definately worth updating your profile with your general location. As boojum mentioned, there might be a G1 owner near you to lend some advice.

Here's a link to a list prepared by many that I updated some time ago, to highlight some things to look for and ask about.
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The car is listed for $3500
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Got a link?
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I will give him a day or so to buy it or not and then post the link
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Thanks, guess it is yours right now?
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No, I am just good at finding cars.
I would take much better pictures.
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Do all Insights separate at the pass fender to fascia attachment point?
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