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I sure wish that something specific would come out on the 2006 Insight. I"m looking to get a new Insight to replace my 2002 Insight CVT.

My current Insight runs great! I have 38,000 miles on it with a lifetime MPG of 51.2. I'm now commuting 700 miles per week and getting 56 to 57 MPG on each trip. I just want to trade my Insight in for a new one before I get too many miles on it to lose value and sale-ability.

I just saw a new 2005 5-speed that I might be able to get for nearly dealer cost. Its tempting but I'd rather see a 2006 first.
 

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I'm done with the Insight. I'm getting the new Civic Hybrid when it comes out. More room and the same gas mileage as my CVT.
 

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Resist said:
I'm done with the Insight. I'm getting the new Civic Hybrid when it comes out. ...the same gas mileage as my CVT.
erm.. might want to.. like.. see that for yourself before putting money down, bud :)
 

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lesfiln said:
I just want to trade my Insight in for a new one before I get too many miles on it to lose value and sale-ability.
If you are worried about losing money then buying a new car and selling or trading in your old one, is the wrong way to go about it. You make out on the original purchase of your Insight by keeping it even longer and doing the routine service yourself.

Look at it this way, your initial purchase of your 2002 CVT probably cost $21,000. Yes it has depreciated in value and continues to do so every year, but a car is not an investment. So in 2006 you buy another Insight paying probably $22,000 and keep it for another 4 years. You have paid $43,000, if you just keep your 2002 Insight then you only paid $21,000. That's a much bigger savings than the 2002's value to sale-ability.

But if you just wanted a new car, that is another thing. :)
 

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Shoot -

I'd highly recommend that you not trade the old one in. Put it up on ebay with a reserve equal to "private party sale" value, and I can almost guarantee you'll sell the car, probably to that dealer in LaCrosse, WI that outbid me for about five cars recently. Then go in and make a no-trade deal on the new one. You'll come out way ahead, and it's a relatively pain-free way to go. - Pat
 
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