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  1. Looking to Buy a Gen 1 Insight

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hey all, New to the Forums. I am interested in buying a Gen 1 insight. All of the cars I have been looking at have either been in an accident or have 250k Miles. I am looking for a lower milage car I can drive around. I am located in Southern California and am willing to ship. Please let me know...
  2. 1st Gen owner getting a 2nd Gen Insight - New Zealand

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    So while our beloved 2000 Honda Insight ("Teresa") sits idle in our highly secure bunker in Maine waiting for our return, we are looking for a 2nd Generation Insight in New Zealand. We can't find a 1st Gen here for sale. There are however imported 2nd Gen insights from Japan, Britain...
  3. Reluctantly Seling my Insight. Looking for a buyer and price opinions

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I am the second owner of my Platita (little silver), and it has been an incredibly reliable car for the last 7 years. I now live with 8 people and we all share electric vehicles so a 2-seater is no longer useful like it once was. I've been holding on to it because I want to find a buyer who...
  4. Best newbie buying guide?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Looking at my first Generation 1 Insight. Is there a link on the forum for tips and inspections for newbies looking at their first (and hopefully last) Gen1 Insight? Thanks very much. Paul
  5. Looking at buying a 2000 Honda Insight, but...

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I found a great deal on a used 2000 Honda insight. 183,000 mi for $1300. Only thing is that it is a little hike from where I am at. The owner thinks the battery is going out. The owner also said that the car has died on him while on the highway before. He was able to restart that car and it was...
  6. Transmission/ Trans Parts Wanted!

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Hey guys, The five speed transmission case recently cracked due, (I think), to a fifth gear synchro problem. I am wondering if anyone is trying to sell a manual trans in any condition? Most of the internals are still okay, and if I can find another bell housing, I would like to swap them over...
  7. Looking to buy, need someone to be my guide.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm new here and hope this post is isn't too redundant. Anyways I want to buy a 1st gen Insight but I'm scared that I might end up buying a Lemmon. I live in the Los Angeles area and was wondering if anyone here would be willing to ride along with me for a few hours on a Saturday...
  8. Buying a used insight?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello all -- I'm a prospective insight buyer who has been viewing the site for a while now and benefiting from everyone's discussions. So I thought I'd register and start my own. I've been looking at insights for a few weeks, and recently I found a beautiful insight. 2005, MT, 88k miles...
  9. Some Advice on Checking Out a used 2000

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Greetings all-I've been checking this site on and off for awhile because I've always loved the first-gen Insight and the time is finally right to take the plunge, and I'm hoping for some help from what I can see is an incredible community of people here who are so generous with their time and...
  10. Saw a 2003 Insight at a used car place-What should I look for?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    It's a manual transmission. Has about 130,000 miles which I understand isn't much for a hybrid. Inside looks very clean. Outside looks a little worn. Dealer says he drives a hybrid (not an insight) and so do most of his salespeople. Also that he has a mechanic who is very knowledgeable and...
  11. Buying an Insight out of state.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I know there's a ton of threads by people like me looking for information on buying an Insight, and I have read a number of them. My questions though are a little tailored, so I figured a thread couldn't hurt, much. Background is I'm a college student, so my budget is limited. Despite a limited...
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