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Old 09-06-2005, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2006 Insight

Located in MA and have been unable to get information from local dealers regarding the existence of a 2006 Insight. Some say they haven't heard anything while others say it was discontinued due to low sales volume and needed factory space for HCH production.

Just talked to customer Service at Honda of Amer. and was told that the 2006 Insight is indeed coming out and will be available in late Sept.

Anyone heard a similar story?

I'm in the market for a 5 speed with A/C. The dealer has a 2004 with 500 miles on it. It is not a demo but rather is being sold as a "used car". Therefore, I don't believe that I could qualify for the Federal tax credit. Further, the price is $20,995 - yes $50 until the full retail on a new 2005! On the plus side, as a Honda certified used car, it comes with a 10 year warranty.

Any guidance on what I should do? Take the 2004 with the high price, long warranty but no tax credit, or wait for a new one (if they do indeed come out).

I would appreciate guidance from the experts. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 2006 Honda Insight/ Yes Or NO

shf;

Heres your answer to that question on the 2006 Insight.

"YES" there is going to be 2006 Insights produced/built Etc.

My suggestion is to "Wait". and purchase a 2006 instead of paying a premium for a 2004 Model.

Your only talking about a couple of months.

BTW; If you really want a 2006 Insight you will have to go to the Honda Dealer of your choice and place a
"SOLD" order and your Honda Dealer will then go to his regional Sales Rep. and place a sold order to him and his (Regional-Sales-Rep.) will then place the order to Honda and they will then build the Insight. The time frame your looking at is around Two-Months/Maybe-Six Weeks once the Sold order goes to Honda.

This is not my opinion but fact, I have already been there and went through the process with the Honda Dealer that is next door to the Dealer that I work for. This was a 2005 Insight,Red,Manual, w/A/C.

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Old 09-07-2005, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default 2006 Honda Insight

If there really is a 2006 Honda Insight, then what are the differences between it and the earlier Insights and how much dose it cost?
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If there really is a 2006 Honda Insight, then what are the differences between it and the earlier Insights and how much dose it cost?
According to my Honda dealer, the 2006 Insight will be virtually identical to the 2005 model. I'm not sure about the cost, but I'm guessing it will stay the same.
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What about the 100K mile warranty on the 2004 Insight since it is Honda Certified? I guess you don't think that it creates much additional value. Your reasoning?
Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-08-2005, 11:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What about the 100K mile warranty on the 2004 Insight since it is Honda Certified? I guess you don't think that it creates much additional value. Your reasoning?
Thanks for your help.
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SHF; Regarding the 100000 mile warranty on the 2004 Insight.

You still have a "2004-Insight" regardless of the extended warranty.

Wait an order a (New-2006) Insight which is two years newer and not alot of difference in price.

I work at a dealership and believe me if you were to come in and trade the two Insights (one-2004) (one-2006) you would not even believe the difference in what the two cars would be worth regardless of mileage or the fact that the 2004 Insight was still new (Non-Titled). As soon as you sign the paper work you have a (TWO-YEAR-OLD-VEHICLE).

Well it's up to you but as they say you have been "WARNED".

Good-Luck

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Tiger, did you get to chose the color when you ordered your insight?

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I ordered my 2005 and got to specify the 5 speed, A/C, and the color. It took exactly three months to arrive.
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Another warning on the extended warranty on the 2004, considering you go that way. MAke sure that the IMA components would be covered under the extended warranty. When I asked that question back in 2000 when I bought mine, the answer was that the Battery and IMA stuff were not covered. Thinks may have changed since then???
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Tiger, did you get to chose the color when you ordered your insight?

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Roger; yes you can choose the Color/Auto Trans. or Manual Trans./ And A/C.

Just like ordering any other vehicle. It takes somewhere around Two-Three Months beginning to end/Delivery.

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BTW; as I said in the above posting I have already been through the process and it's no-big-deal.
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