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My boss just brought in an old (Oct. 23, 2006) issue of TIME magazine, which contains an article on Honda's forward thinking approach to environmentally responsible cars.

And there, on page G16 is a sentence that reads:

"Dominated by engineers, Honda can sometimes outthink itself, creating cars that are more appealing in the design lab than on the dealer's lot, like the clunky Insight." end quote.

The Insight . . . Clunky? I don't think so! But hey, maybe I just don't understand their use of the word Clunky. Doesn't make any "clunking" noises, certainly. And the shape is very aero, and not really "chunky" if you're thinking "clunky" was a typo.

Well, anyway, I find the Inight plenty appealing, and not at all clunky!

Don't believe everything you read (I know you don't!).

Best Regs,
Rick / 2006 CVT
 

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Klunky? Ya right! What kind of drugs was the writer on?

Describing the worlds most streamlined production car as klunky goes way beyond ignorant. When did Time magazine become tabloid trash? :shock:

Funny thing, just this evening as I left a store in the twilight, I caught sight of my Insight and considered how elegant it looked compared to the other vehicles in the parking lot. Guess I'm biased. :D
 

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It's all about marketing. I was giving my "Alternative Fueled Vehicles" lecture to a bunch of 7th graders yesterday, and when I showed the EV-1 picture, one of the girls burst out "but it's so ugly!" If anything, the EV-1 is more "normal" looking than the Insight, but until the advertisements show truly streamlined cars as desirable, the EV-1, Insight, and Prius will be seen as ugly...
 

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There are alot of people who don't judge something on it's merits, but on it's commercial success. If sales are/were poor, then they see the item as poor. If sales are/were great, then all they see are the postive ascepts of an item.

The sales (and marketing) of the Insight certainly were 'clunky'.
 

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Clunky? That woudl be the last word i would use to describe the insight! lol. Something like a Hummer, imo, is clunky, or those new Toyota SUV's, or the Honda Element.
 
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