Hi folks! New user here at the forum
Last week I became the proud owner of a 2012 Honda Insight EX w/ Nav. I got it used from the owner with 117K miles in great condition and unbelievable price. I'm pretty happy with it so far, and I love the fuel efficiency and design!
It has been an adjustment period however, as I am not the... most fuel-efficient driver
The speedometer colors have slowly been coaching me to improve my driving habits. My first couple of trips I got 35 mpg... then 44... and this morning on my 16-mile commute to work I got somewhere over 50 (I got lucky with little traffic and nice weather)!
My previous car, a '98 Honda CRV, didn't even get 20 mpg. I'm hoping the Insight will last me as long as my CRV (at least 300K miles).
I do have a couple of questions however. I saw in a thread (forum won't let me link it) that there are software updates to make the IMA work better (not regen while going up hills and such). I'm wondering if these apply to the 2012 model or if they come pre-installed?
Also, I'm wondering if there is any way to display the accurate mpg per-trip or on the Nav screen? Right now I just use the bar chart and trip average mpg in the multifunction screen by the wheel.
Thanks guys! I welcome any tips/tricks/other advice to get the most out of my Insight!