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Hi All,

I've been monitoring the site and this forum for a while, and really appreciate InsightCentral, all those who have posted.

This past Friday I bought a sanitary 01 in Silverstone Metallic with 29K and the balance remaining on the 100K American Honda warranty.

My first stop (literally) was a mobile audio dealer where I set about to try to address some of the autosound issues discussed in this forum.

I had them install an Alpine CDA-9831 system. In addition to great sound, it's brushed metal finish matches the car dash, and it has a feature that allows you to match the stereo's display colors to the car's instrument panel display colors.

I had Eclipse SE 8363's put in the front doors. They took a second set of the same speakers and put together surface mount boxes with quick-release connections so I can stow them quickly. They put velcro pads on the bottom of the boxes so I can move them and they grip the deck wherever I place them.

I'm really pleased with the sound and it masks the drone of the Potenzas nicely.

My other vehicle is an extended cab longbed pickup with a canopy, so you can imagine how freeing it is to drive the Insight. Over the weekend I've averaged 66.7 mpg with a fair amount of highway driving.

Like so many of you, while considering the car an engineering marvel, I rue the day Honda elected not to add cruise control. That is my next project.

Again, my thanks to the many contributors to this site.

Gary

PS: This is a bit corny, but I tried that Mr. Clean AutoDry that's supposed to eliminate the need to dry the car. It worked well. I timed myself, it took 6 minutes to wash the car and it dried by itself in another 15.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase and welcome. I might want to point out if it's a Honda Care Warranty your talking about here keep in mind that there is paper work and a fee to have the warranty transfered to you and only a limited amount of time to do this in.
 

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Welcome Gary !

I'm a newcomer myself, having bought my Insight last February. I think you will be surprised to see how it takes a few weeks, even a few months, to learn everything about how the Insight drives and responds.

Have fun !
 
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