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  1. ODBII Control of car systems

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hey guys, I was talking to a Honda Engineer who told me that many of the functions of the insight generation 1 car can be controlled through an ODB2 interface. He said that the car was more of an engineering exercise than meant for a real production car. Honda lost over ten grand per car...
  2. 2001 Insight update

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    I have a 2001 insight with 280,000 miles on it. I have a parts car that is a 2000 that has AC and a security system my 2001 does not have. The parts car only has 40,000 miles on it. It was totaled in December. I plan on transferring the engine, IMA, Battery, dash, AC, transmition, brakes, etc...
  3. '04 Insight, 5-speed, IMA and check engine light

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hi all, I have an '04 Insight that I owned for a little over a year to commute to school. The previous owner had the IMA battery replaced twice under warranty, and now the dealership is telling me it needs replacing again, 3 years and 25,000 miles after the last replacement. They are asking...
  4. High Mileage Good Buy?

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum, I've been looking for a newish car and a Insight 2009 has caught my eye, One problem is that it has 107k on the clock I would be put off by a car of this milage as im used to vauxhalls and the like. Should i be worried at this high amount of miles as i...
  5. Just got my first Insight!!

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I just drove home my first ever Hybrid vehicle. It's a silver 2005 Honda Insight, 5-speed Manual. I have a very long commute to work. It will be interesting to see what kind of mileage I get. On my first drive, I averaged 62mpg in about 50/50 highway & city driving. I was averaging over...
  6. FS: 2000 Silver MT Insight, 213K, Needs IMA

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Asking 4100 OBO. Please PM if interested. Tranny, clutch, tires, engine in good shape, new brakes and rotors, comes with the old IMA battery pack which needs to be charged, rebuilt, or replaced-up to you to decide! In Central Valley, California or So Cal.
  7. 2000 Insight for sale in Iowa

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    I sadly am selliing my red one owner 2000 insight with 190,000 miles. This car is NOT running, and is being sold as is/where is in SE Iowa. This car was my daily driver since 2000, up to a couple of weeks ago when the engine seized up. I am assuming that the engine will need replaced, but have...
  8. First Insight-My Plans & Need A Little Help.

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hey guys, I just received a 2001 Honda Insight with 22x,xxx miles from my parents for my birthday. They got a fairly good deal on it (around $3500). When i went to a vacant parking lot to learn from my dad how to drive a 5spd, the car just died after a while. We were finally able to get it home...
  9. 2006 Honda Insight $12,000 obo

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    no longer for sale no longer for sale.
  10. QUICK, Should I buy this insight this week?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I am looking at this 2000 insight it's a manual with 150k. The battery is showing signs of going out and he said that he took it to the dealership but he doesnt believe it is still covered under warranty and they gave him a quote of $2500 to change it. I know I could change the battery...
  11. Batteries - Bumblebee v Greentec v ReInvolt

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I don't want to sell my Honda Insight (2000). I'd put $1000 down on the "Better Battery" that everyone on this forum raved about, and it went down some hole on Staten Island that may have been washed out to sea recently. Lucky for them I live 2k miles away. Has anyone purchased a hybrid battery...
  12. DIY 2010 honda insight engine transmission swap removal install problem video(s)

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hey, I shot this video. Ended up as two videos on youtube. Thought someone on this forum would enjoy watching it.:)
  13. My 2003 Insight is on ebay for sale

    eBay Auctions: Honda Insight related
    Hi all. First off, I want to say thank you for an awesome forum where I have learned so much about this car during the time I have it for sale. I run an Antiques business in town and never sale cars, just antiques and collectibles. A customer of mine asked me to sell his car for him and I...
  14. First Gen Insight Performance Parts...

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've been a member here since 2003 and have found answers to many questions here. I can't find any place online that supplies performance parts. (ie. Sway Bar, Strut Bar, Shocks & Struts, etc..) I know I'm looking for a needle in a haystack because it's the 1st gen Insight and not the 2nd Gen...
  15. Auto fold mirrors?

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    Hi all, I picked up my Insight from the local dealership last week; love it! Only I miss one feature my previous cars all had, auto folding mirrors (when one locks the car, and unfolding when one opens the car). A very nice feature (since I live close to a narrow street). Looking on the...
  16. WTB: 2000 Front Bumper cover

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Must be silver and in superb condition
  17. IMA battery w/BCM and MCM

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Just switched out the battery from my 2000 insight, so i have my old one sitting around with the two computers that sit ontop, which i believe are the BCM and MCM. The battery occasionally gave the code p1449, which i think would make it prime for reconditioning, but it was working when i took...
  18. Clean Yellow '01 CVT with BetterBattery $4900

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Sold--- Clean Yellow '01 CVT with BetterBattery $4900 This is my friend's car. Clean title, perfect seats, nice paint job and it's a really well running CVT 1st Gen Insight. He just bought the BetterBattery from Ron @Hybrid Repair a few months ago: 2001 Honda Insight Commuter Car
  19. 2000 Silver 5sp Insight 117K - IMA bypass

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Good morning! I read the rules, so let's hope I keep this within the guidelines. I have a 2000 Insight Silver 5sp with 117K miles, its been put on bypass since it has been giving IMA errors so I am assuming the pack needs replacement. Don't have the time to drive to betterbattery for $2000 in...
  20. 2005 Honda Insight

    Buy/Sell Insight-Related Items
    Used 2005 Blue Honda Insight for sale with only 115,890 miles. This '05 Honda Insight is a one owner vehicle that has been meticulously maintained. It is in pristine condition, smoke free with a clean carfax! All service and maintenance was performed regularly at a Certified Honda Dealer...