With a zero offset wheels, you might be able to see the tires while sitting inside the car! They'll be sticking out of the body work a ways. Anything less that 40-42 offset starts to push tire and wheel outside the line of the fender. I still haven't found a base figure for the Insight's factory offset number. Probably somewhere between 45-50.
Some like that look, but to me, it kinda defeats the Aero that's so important keeping this car's great MPG. Also, the farther out you place those wheel, the more stress you're gonna have on the bearings.
A flush in the wheel well 195 or 205 width tire would look really good on the Insight, but you'll pay a small price for that on each visit to the gas station. I just stuck a set of OEM Toyota 17" alloys (factory offset) and Pirelli low rolling resistance tirea on our Prius, up from the tiny OEM 15 inch wheels and tires.
We're on a trip in Florida, and I'm not seeing anywhere near 55-60 mpg display we were getting on the previous trip... although I'm not doing the same kind of driving here in the Orlando area that I would be doing in Tampa. That test comes next week. Right now MPGs are ranging from 50.8 to 52.1 in day to day very short trips.
Just something to consider.
2013 Honda Insight EX Non Navi Taffeta White
2011 Toyota Prius Solar/Sunroof, Sold March 2019
2014 Mini Roadster S, Manual, White Silver, Smile Induction Module
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