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  1. Failure to climb a steep grade mountain road

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    My son and I were comping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains last week with my 2001 manual transmission Insight. We drove up from Shaver lake to Huntington Lake, using relatively high gears to be able to make use of the regenerative braking on the way down. So the battery was about empty. We then...
  2. MPG: Mountain driving

    Honda Insight MPG
    Just returned from a 1900mi trip from El Paso to Estes Park (NW) and Mt. Evans (Central) Colorado. Trip included approx. 1200 miles of flat to slight climbing, and the rest was aggressive climbs rangning from 9-12,000 Ft. elevations on paved and unpaved back roads (Old Falls River Road), from...
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