You have 3 choices... 1> Fix Problem 2> Ignore Problem 3 > Get New Car
Option 1 > if you can find a mechanic you can trust who knows enough about the insight to tell you honestly if you need all of the $5,600 of honda repairs or what parts vital and why would you want to do the others?
Option 2 > Ignoring problem any number of ways.... one is to drive until car dies turning blind eye to lights in the car...... another is to keep doing the reset you have been doing.... another is to use something like MIMA to just turn off the IMA and Battery part or to control it as you see fit for whatever is left of it.
Option 3 > Get another Hybrid... driving as much as you do I would still recomend a Insight or one of the Hybrids at a minimum...
I found a used 2000 year Insight with only 87,000 Miles on it for under $8,000 it is in 7300 TELEGRAPH SQUARE DRIVE LORTON, VA at the bellow web site:
http://used-cars.autos.yahoo.com/usedca ... ljZSYmYj0-
or a used 2000 year insight with only 42,568 miles on it for $10,488 with vin number JHMZE1373YT000395 at the bellow web site :
http://www.carsdirect.com/used_cars/lis ... code=16801
Best of luck...
Over 200,000 miles though before major problems it actually good I think... and to answer the question about if it is worth it..... let me think about that.... 200,000 Miles at even just 60 MPG is 3,333 Gallons at $2.20 per Gallon would be $7,332 or the same 200,000 Miles at a normal car doing 30 MPG would be 6,666 Gallons at $2.20 per Gallon is $14,666.... yeagh a $7,332 savings.... Hmmmmm yeagh I like those numbers.... plus.... the added benifits of the Insight being better on the Environment with less pollution than the 30 MPG car allot less..... and gass prices will go up and the insight was the first and repair costs will come down... even though it is already more than cost effective to do it now... Heck between a trade in value if he did that reset trick and the $8,000 used one I found he would still be cheaper than the 30 MPG car.... plus the added earth freindly stuff
Of course to each thier own... but asking about my resolve about it the Hybrid system is worth doing... HELL YEAGH IT IS!!!! I would prefer a plug in Hybrid but those are comeing a bit latter down the line.
My 2 Bits