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  1. Project LightSight: build thread

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello all, now that it's summer I think it's finally time to start a build thread. Back in 2015 I took a train 400 miles to pick up and purchase this beauty right here. The car is a 2001, and had 120,000 miles on the odometer when I picked it up. The car was clean, had never had more than...
  2. First Gen Insight Mileage at High Speeds

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    Hello, I have been the proud owner of a 2000 Honda Insight for several months now ant sadly haven't had the chance to see the top end mileage it can get. Most of my driving is around 70-80 mph and is clearly not an ideal speed for top end mileage. On 70 mile trips averaging 59 mph (most of it...
  3. Ultra mileage vehicle!

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    Hello Forum! It's been a while! I have bought another 2000 M/T Insight for modifying without limitations to achieve 200+ mpg at 55mph. What would you do to the first generation to make this happen? Serious engine mods, shaving weight and where? Body work? Deletion of equipment? The car is...
  4. 2013 Honda Insight Mileage Results!

    Honda Insight MPG
    Ok below is a video I just made showing my mileage results on my brand new 2013 Honda Insight EX I just purchased last week. The only other Hybrid I have ever driven was my original 2001 Insight CVT traded it on in 2003 after I put a lot of mileage on it, I am sure that experience has helped me...
  5. Discrepancy between computer and mileage calculations

    Honda Insight MPG
    I have a 2010 Insight, which I purchased in May of 2009. One of the early adopters. Living in Florida, you need to have the A/C on all the time, so my mileage has run from 35 to a high of 43 mpg on long highway trips. Or so I thought. I have recently begun to do the actual calculations...
  6. Battery life shortened by irregular use?

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Will the life of the IMA battery be affected by an irregular usage pattern, in the 2nd-gen Insight? I am thinking of buying an Insight, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea in view of my usage pattern, which is as follows. I will drive a few miles one day, then not use the car for a week or...
  7. Looking for Seattle-area service recommendation

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi, I've got a 2000 Insight with 137k miles that has been dropping in mileage for quite a while. The most notable immediate drop was after going to the dealer for an ECU update last year and our daily average moved from 60mpg to 55 almost instantly and has never gone back up. I took it back...
  8. Splash Guards and Mileage

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    How sensitive would the Insight 2 be to adding things that disturb the the air flow? Would splash guards reduce the mileage?