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No not my car... yet. This came through the dealer auction listings this week. It's 2000 #4548 going through the South Carolina Manheim auction. Upon checking the mileage read 162,922. I have not seen the car personally or anything, but figured I'd post it as thats the highest mileage I've seen on an Insigh to date. Figured I'd pass it along.
 

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impressive

Since it's a late 2000 VIN, The car was on the road for less than 3 years. That's over 150 miles per day, every day. The owner must have spent a considerable part of his life in that car!
 

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I know I was thinking about that myself. Over 50,000 miles a year! I'd go insane. It'd be interesting to see the car, see how high the SOC gets still, though I'm assuming mainly highway driving for that many miles. See how the engine runs etc.
 

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Back when I lived in southern California, I had a 100+ mile/day round-trip commute. I met a few people who had 200 mile/day commutes that were very interested in my car. Now I'm down to 5 mi/day. My mpg isn't as good but my butt isn't as sore.
 

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When does this auction occur. I found the site but iut seams you need a dealer access number. Have fun, RIck
 

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It's at the StatesVille auction in North Carolina. You have to have full dealer credentials to get in. Manheim is a network of car auctions throughout the US, there's one in pretty much every major city. It's scheduled for sale tomorrow, the 13th. I always am on the look out for Insight's that go through them, at least here. But when there is something wrong with the car, like if it's been hit there will be a note so I look at the listings a few times a week and as bad as it sounds I've been keeping a list of vin numbers to avoid.

Still, you can find some good ones from time to time. A lot of times when cars are trade in's at dealerships they go through these auctions. Thats where mine came from.
 

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I'm with Rick on this one. New dealers will sometimes send a vehicle to the "auction" after it has been sitting on the car lot for an extended amount of time. Most dealers have a "flooring plan" with banks, etc. for their vehicles. The "flooring" fees are usually a small percentage, based on a monthly schedule. (Compounded Interest?)

I bought my 1998 Ford F-150 (Nascar limited production model) in 2000 at an auction with very low mileage (5,800 miles) and saved about 4,000.00.

Right now it has 32,000 miles
 

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Thanks for the info. I would seriously consider buying another Insight if it is selling cheap. I figure I could use it for future parts or let my son drive it. Bottom line is that so few have been made that when production ends I think the used prices will go up. Have fun, RIck
 
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