Well, my 2003 Insight is about 8 months old (12K miles) and I had to have it towed in the other day. It was slow to start and then the "warning" signs started to show up -- first battery light, then slow windows, then the ABS turned off, then electric power steering cut off, then dash lights dimmed totally. I managed to get it off the road before it shut down completely. AAA showed up quickly and towed it to the local Honda dealer. Their diagnosis was a bad 12V battery (bad cell?). Unfortunately, none in stock or nearby. Honda is shipping one from California (I'm in Georgia). After 4 days now there is no sign of one. Who knows when it will get here. They would not put a Civic battery in the Insight -- it had to be replaced under warranty with an Insight factory one. The good news is that the dealer gave me a free rental car until it is all taken care of. So far it is a good experience to see how Honda is handling it.