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Well, the grilfriend took the insight from KC to Chicago...on one tank of gas :D She reported that the "maintenance required" light came on at some point after she left KC. Now it comes on every time the car is started and is associated with some beeping, then it goes off.

From a couple of searches, it seems as though the maintenance light is just warning us to have it serviced. It would be the check-engine light that is actually warning of something wrong with the car?

Is there any way to reset the maintenance light?
 

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Hi,

You are right, it is to remind you to have the oil changed. If it was done but the technician did not reset the indicator (once the oil is changed and the light is not already on), you will need to it yourself.

Check the user manual on page 57:
turn the key to lock, hold the trip button until indicator goes out.

How many miles from KC (?) to Chicago?
 

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Yves,

That did the trick...I think it may be turn the key to "run" That's what I needed to do. Dang technicians....oh wait, I changed the oil :(

She logged about 570 miles one way to Chicago, and right at 57MPG. Coming back, she said there was a fierce cross, then head wind...batteries were depleted and had to use 4th gear to keep from stalling on some hills :( Between the wind, climbing hills, and trying to recharge, she only made 39MPG on the last 200 miles.
 
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Hi Corey872:
Corey872 said:
… Coming back, she said there was a fierce cross, then head wind...batteries were depleted and had to use 4th gear to keep from stalling on some hills :( Between the wind, climbing hills, and trying to recharge, she only made 39MPG on the last 200 miles.
___I think your girl friend’s time would best be put to use by spending a little time in the Insightcentral.net forum’s ;) She will get better, that is a guarantee.

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Admittedly, the is still "getting the hang of it" (The CAR!) :D Strangely, though...if she drives my CRX any distance at all, I usually get several more miles out of that tank of gas. But, when I drive the Insight, I can usually do better than her MPG by about 10...her ~56 to my ~66.

My personal best is 69.5 MPG one morning on the way to work (25 miles hilly / curvy road) It was about 38 degrees, very light wind and I went about 55-60 MPH. So I guess we both have some learning still to do. The most amazing thing to me is how much driving style affects the MPG.
 

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I got some pretty poor mileage going from Portland to Spokane because I took the I-84 through the Gorge.

Windy, rainy, generally yucky. I think I got somewhere around 35-39MPG for the first 100 miles or so. After that, it improved a great deal. That wind coming from the side is a real mileage killer though.
 
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