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2003 Honda Insight CVT
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Year: 2003
Color: Sebring Silver
Transmission: CVT
Current Mileage: 219,504
Asking Price $2,500 $3,200 See bottom post for changes/extras
Location: Chesapeake, VA
High Voltage Battery: was replaced by Honda under warranty. I use the Hybrid Automotive Prolong Deluxe Reconditioning Package. Works great
Transmission Condition: Smooth and working great. Fluid changed regularly. and the transmission filter was changed (old one was still clean, but did it when I dropped the pan).
Engine/IMA Codes: None. It doesn't have any codes and is a great running car.
Interior Condition: good for the age. Driver seat has a rip (see pictures). The trim above the instrument cluster cracked and some pieces broke (see pictures). Instrument buttons were changed and work great. Glove box was repaired (back of it had a crack and I fixed it).
Exterior Condition: good for the age. There are a few dings, the roof and hood have oxidation.
Lifetime MPG: 53.1

Here is a link to my craigslist ad: 2003 Honda Insight - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle automotive...

2003 Honda Insight CVT $2,500

2003 Honda Insight CVT
49 Posts
Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
Had a few questions, so I wanted to provide that information to everyone:
Alignment last done: 6 June 2020 (mileage 219,600)
Oil change and filter: March 31, 2020 (mileage 219,504) only synthetic oil
Transmission fluid change: March 31, 2020 (mileage 219,504)
Tires tread: 9/32 all 4 tires
Cabin Air Filter: March 31, 2020 (mileage 219,504)
Spark Plugs (Honda NGK): January 4, 2014 (mileage 135,717)
CVT transmission filter replaced: January 4, 2014 (yes, there is a CVT transmission filter in the pan) (mileage 135,717)
Power window master switch: January 4, 2014 (mileage 135,717)
K&N air filter purchased February 23, 2015. Cleaned every oil change and recharged every year. (mileage 150,560)
Hybrid battery replaced under warranty by Honda on December 7, 2013 (only code the Insight has had was for the battery replacement)
Hybrid Automotive Prolong Deluxe Reconditioning package (charge and discharge): May 22, 2017. Full discharge and recharge cycle twice a year. Charge to level off the batteries about every 3 months.
Gazmatic Rear Shocks and Daewoo Matiz Rear Springs (from Hybrid ReVolt): June 18, 2018. (mileage 191,576)
Scott's(KLR3CYL) belly pan installed: March 10, 2019 (mileage 203,293)
Fumoto oil drain plug (106N): March 10, 2019 (mileage 203,293)
Dash Button replaced (all four): March 10, 2019 (mileage 203,293)
Roof molding clips (left and right side) replaced: March 10, 2019 (mileage 203,293)
Front Left and Right Tie Rod Ends: May 18, 2019 (mileage 205,488)
Front Left and Right Stabilizer Bar Links: May 18, 2019 (mileage 205,488)

I am planning on leaving the Prolong Car Harness installed on the Insight. This is the harness connection that is used for the Prolong Battery Discharger and Prolong Charger. However, I'm planning on keeping the Prolong Battery Discharger to use on my 2012 Prius V (it is able to do both of them) and then sell the Prolong Charger on Insight Central (this one is not compatible with my Prius unfortunately). If the person buying the Insight wants the Prolong Battery Discharger ($274 new) and the Prolong Charger ($329 new), then I would sell you the whole setup for an additional $450. Both are in brand new condition, when not in use they are stored in the shipping box and bubble wrap. I will not sell either until the Insight is sold.


2003 Honda Insight CVT
49 Posts
Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Sorry to anyone trying to reach me.

Well, my wife claims that I don't seem very keen on selling my insight, which she isn't wrong. Especially since I keep tinkering with it. In my defense this has been my car for 14 years. So she had me clean out my parts that I've acquired.

So first change in the condition of the car: the driver's backrest (seat) and the instrument trim were both replaced
-She has four good Bridgestone Potenza R92 tires, plenty of tread.
-Cleaned the upstream and downstream oxygen sensors-saw a boost in power and MPG already
Here are the pictures of those changes

Continued in next post...

2003 Honda Insight CVT
49 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Now for the good stuff...When I pulled out all of my "extra" parts, I was informed that I should include everything in one package.

Everything in the original post, the grid discharger/charger and all of these "extra" parts.

BUT there is a price change because of this. It will all go together (sorry no parting out) and the price is $3,200

Everything in the pictures are "extras", with the one exception of the belly pan I got from Scott (KLR3CYL). The belly pan was included in the picture only to show people what it looked like.

3 floor mats
2 wheel skirts (1 left and 1 right)
1 set of the original belly covers
3 good Bridgestone Potenza R92 tires (not mounted)
4 new Aspen Touring A/S tires mounted on rims with centercaps
1 instrument dash cover with electrical components
2 interior side mirror covers
1 right mirror complete
1 right side mirror mounting bracket
1 windshield washer fluid cap and measuring dipstick
1 hybrid battery fan
1 hybrid battery ducting that connects to the hybrid battery fan
1 engine cover
2 glove boxes
1 driver's seat backrest cushion
1 original Insight stereo
16 Insight lug nuts

Grid discharger and charger
1 Prolong Battery Discharger
1 Prolong Battery Charger

1 Prolong harness (installed in the car)

ALL of this for $3,200!! If I can't get that then I'll keep her and let the fuel savings pay for the insurance; and then some...

Thank you for looking.

2003 Honda Insight CVT
49 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Great news for me!! My Insight is no longer available!! Since I wasn't able to sell it yet, my wife has agreed to let me keep it. I have still been tinkering with it since I listed it on craigslist and on here. So she figured playing with my toy helps to keep me out of other trouble. lol

I installed a rear view mirror with front and rear cameras (see my link: Mirror dash cam (front and rear) )

And today I finished an adaption to my cruise control (went from a RF switch to a hard wired switch) and it is working great!

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