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  1. MPG Readout Does Not Appear

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    I found a nice one-owner 2005 Insight in California with 147K miles. I've fancied this car ever since I saw the first one. I have only had mine a couple of weeks and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The MPG readout in the odometer area doesn't appear at all, no matter what I do, it is just a...
  2. Newbie questions/concerns - over revving. Nearly cuts out

    Troubleshooting and Problems
    Hi all, I have recently bought a UK 59 plate (2010 model?) Insight ES. Overall, I am happy with it, but have some questions that I would like you guys to help - am I thinking right, or over-sensitive while learning this new car. 1: Under throttle, there is often an over rev. I usually...
  3. Making sense of error codes and terrible MPG

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    Hi everyone, I've been following this forum since I got my 2000 Citrus about a year ago and finally decided to ask more directly for your collective wisdom. Background: My car is a Sept. 2000 MT A/C with 244k that I've owned since 220k. It was a single owner car for 16 years driven by an older...
  4. Engine Grill Blocking for Somewhat Long Commutes?

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    Hello Everyone! I am wondering if it makes sense to block the engine grill especially during the cold New England winter for long work commutes. I drive a 2014 Honda Insight and my commutes are usually ~25 minutes long where 2/3 is highway driving. One way is ~17 miles so about 35 miles total...
  5. Any Arizona members or hot climate members?

    Honda Insight MPG
    Im looking to compare my mpg to someone who has a similar climate to me, Its about 100(f) degrees and im running air conditioning 95% of the time and the cars computer says 46mpg but im only getting 43ish. Does anyone have the same or close conditions and wish to share their mpg? Thanks!
  6. Bridgestone Ecopia vs. Ecopia PLUS tires

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Now that Bridgestone has come out with the Ecopia Plus tire, has anybody replaced their OEM Ecopia tires with the Ecopia Plus tires? Any difference in MPG, handling, road noice, etc? BTW, I got about 75,000 mi out of the ecopia's. Have not tried the Ecopia Plus tires yet.
  7. MPG Records for Gen.II Insight

    Honda Insight MPG
    Hey everyone, I apologize if this has already been a thread on here before. I did a search and couldn't come up with anything on the Gen.II Insight. Owning both a Prius and Insight, on PriusChat, there's a thread with all the current mpg record holders for stock Prius' that displays model...
  8. My new DIY aero panel

    Modifications and Technical Issues
    After some inspiration from blue civic hybrid and KLR3CYL I decided to mock up and make my own aero panel. It's .093" polycarbonate from Home Depot. I added a PVC oil drain to match up with my Fumoto oil drain valve and a thumblatch door for oil filter access (as well as coolant petcock). I...
  9. 2000 mt ima check engine p0420

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    So I admit it... I'm 13 years behind the times. I bought a 2000 Insight (red) in Oct of 2013. I've always wanted one, now I (finally) own one. The first 2 months were amazing. I went head first into hypermiling & on my 22 mile commute to work averaged 94mpg once & over 80mpg multiple times...
  10. MPR problems since I got back from Vacation

    Honda Insight MPG
    Hi, I have a 2012 Honda Insight. I get between 44 and 48mpg driving on the freeway and around 38 to 43 driving in LA traffic. I went on vacation for 4 and a half weeks and I had my roommate turn my engine on for a few minutes once a week while I was gone. I'm not positive he really did do all...
  11. Modding and general Qs for insight, plus my intro post.

    Modifications and Technical Discussions
    So- Background story because I'm new and feel the need to do that in my first post. I originally when looking for my first car (being that I'm currently 19) had a variety of options, 2.0T/3.8 R-spec gensis coupes 2011, a ford fusion 2011 fully equipped, and a Honda Fit 2009/10. I had my eyes on...
  12. Help getting new tires?

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I have a 2000 Insight, and am in need of new tires. I've read through so many of the tire articles in the forum, and the concensus seems to be the OEM Bridgestone RE92's. However, I can't find them anywhere. The are aparently no longer made, and no one has them in stock. A) Does anyone know...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. New 2012 Honda Insight MPG question

    Honda Insight MPG
    I am very new to the Honda Insight and Hybrid all together. I just purchased a 2012 Honda Insight last week. It had 90 miles on it when I bought it. My question is if it is true that the motor needs to be "broken" in to get the best MPG? I am averaging about 41-42 on this tank. I have read...
  16. Optimal Charging(Don't let her coast without applying some brake pressure)

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've owned my Insight for about 5 months and as I continue to get to know her, I'm picking up on some tendencies, or so I think. I'm posting this to see if any others agree and why or why not. In the past when slowing down I would simply take my foot of the gas and let the car coast...
  17. Suggested Maintenance after 120,000 miles

    Honda Insight Forum 1st-Gen Discussion
    I've owned my insight for about 5 months and love it. I average 63mpg country driving, 54 city and everything seems to be great. The car has 120,000 miles on it and am wondering what kind of maintenance plan I should have going forward. I don't have the book in front of me but I believe it...
  18. When to let IMA kick in

    Honda Insight MPG
    I've had my 2011 since June 21, 2011 and have about 3,700 miles so I'm a retired driver and haven't been on any trips yet. So 90%+ of my miles are city. And a lot of that has stop signs with no traffic. So I've started to down shift at 9 mph to stop the IMA from turning off the engine at 7...
  19. 2011 ex. Can't get over 50 mpg. Help!!!

    Honda Insight Forum 2nd-Gen Discussion
    Hi Guys I recently got my 2011 Insight, about a week ago. I keep reading people on the forum getting averages of 60-70MPG and even some at 80+MPG?! even when i drive really slow and stay green i can't get it close to what you all are getting. can anyone give me any tips why i'm having such a...
  20. Denso Iridium spark plugs, identification, indexing

    Problems and Troubleshooting
    1. Are the specs on Denso 3421 (SK20HR11) iridium spark plugs the same as the specs on Honda OEM plugs for the MT 2000 Insight? I had new plugs installed by mechanic and car seems to be misfiring along with MPG now 30-50 (was 50-80mpg). I thought that could be the cause. I believe I have the...
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