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Old 01-24-2019, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Have You Seen 2019 Insights On the Road?

How many new 2019 Insights have you seen out there on the road?

Since I really seriously started looking at the new Insight, and finally fell so in love with it I had to purchase one, I've been looking for them out there in the wild. I drive a lot around NYC and NNJ, as well as Westchester up north to "weekend home land" where the wealthy go to escape the city. Lots of new style vehicles with various signature LED tail lights, running lights and LED headlights. It's all the rage now. But so far I have not seen any new Insights out there. Not one! And I don't understand why.

I think the new Insight looks better than 99% of the new-style sedans out there. And the exterior lights are awesome in design and style. It's a "prowler" look. Wild, but not evil. Very unique! Very complementary! I would have spotted them a mile away if I saw them, but so far none in a whole lot of traffic every day.

So, are we an exclusive group of proud owners? Is this car the best kept secret? Don't get me wrong, I like being the first to show off this cool car, but I would have thought someone else would have picked up on by now. I'm sure it will eventually catch on, but I was wondering what other 2019 owners have seen so far.

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Old 01-25-2019, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We got some here in LA! It took a while though, I only started seeing more than 1 Insight around November and now I see multiple ones on the road to/from work.
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I parked next to one at work a couple weeks ago. I found the owner (who came from a Prius). He was as shocked to see another Insight as I was. His was the first one I had seen in the wild since I bought mine in August.
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Old 01-25-2019, 11:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Saw a handful in LA last week. Here is one at the airport.
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Saw a handful in LA last week. Here is one at the airport.
Isn't that a Clarity?
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That is a Clarity, with that unfortunate choice of rear fenders covering the tops of the rear tires. Thought about one of those for the 50 mile EV range and plug-in charging. Too big, and not as nicely styled as the Insight.

Well I'm glad it's starting to take off a little. I could see Cali being a big Insight state. I hope it starts taking off here. It would be nice to see Honda get there due for designing such a great car.

So it's Friday night and I decided to go crusin'. Got a few people checking out my ride. A Charger challenged me to a race, and I can't believe I left him behind. Then this Kia Optima tried to race me. I blew it away. Some of that was better driving skills, reading the road ahead and knowing how to get through traffic. But what surprised me was how well it did. Sport Mode, of course. This car CAN giddy up and slice through traffic. It handled very well. I had a ton of fun. Man, I love this car.

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I drove my G1 Insight to Texas (from Nashville, TN) to stay with some friends the week after Christmas. I volunteered to drive myself and the host out to grab some food one evening, and he ended up driving us in his daughters car. Being as oblivious as humanly possible, we made our trip in a car that I assume to be a new accord or civic. The next day, I drove my car to grab some food, and pulled up to his house behind a brand new 3rd Gen Insight. They had other guests over that evening, so I walked in and asked "So, Who here is driving the 3rd gen Insight?" and they look to me like I'm an idiot. IT's a cool car, interior reminds me of a civic or accord
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I've had mine since September here in San Diego and I've only seen one! and I do a lot of driving. I'm not complaining, There's so many Civics and Accords out there it's nice to know I stand out, at least for now....
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I've had mine since September here in San Diego and I've only seen one! and I do a lot of driving. I'm not complaining, There's so many Civics and Accords out there it's nice to know I stand out, at least for now....
I feel the same way.

But I do hope sales pick up and it's a successes. The G3 Insight deserves that credit.

Since I have been hanging around my local Honda dealer, they have not rolled one onto the showroom floor. That is sad. A nice white one on the floor would go a long way to introducing the new Insight to the market. Instead, they show all these [email protected]$$ SUV type gas hogs. Those, and maybe a loaded Accord. Once a sport Civic. No Insight! Foolish.

I guess most are followers, not leaders. I prefer the later, thank you.

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Since I have been hanging around my local Honda dealer, they have not rolled one onto the showroom floor. That is sad. A nice white one on the floor would go a long way to introducing the new Insight to the market. Instead, they show all these [email protected]$$ SUV type gas hogs. Those, and maybe a loaded Accord. Once a sport Civic. No Insight! Foolish.
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Along similar lines, Honda isn't including the Insight at the end of TV commercials where their full line-up is displayed. It may relate to current size of market, production plans, and projected sales. Honda estimated 2019 Insight refresh sales would be 24k to 29k in the first year, or ~10% the size of the Civic market. The year-to-date sales numbers for the Insight are within that expected range.
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