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Does anyone know if the2006 Insight is improved in any way? from say a 2003? transmission,Batteries,stereo,suspention etc.
I have been looking at and driving different years and the salesmen don't know much and admitt that I probably know more than they do.

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These are the specs for the 2006 Insight, there is not really that much of a difference between the different years, as the 1999-2003 comes with a Grey and Black Interior with AM/FM Cassette Player with 2 Speakers and Clock, and comes in the Citrus Green (Or mabey it is only the 2000 that come with this color I am not sure) and the Monte Carlo Blue, while the 2004-2006 comes with a Navy Blue and a Beige Interior, and has AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers and Clock. Also the 2002-2006 comes with a Brake Light and the 2004-2006 comes with holes in the headrest.

2006 Insight Specs


1.0-Liter VTEC 3-Cylinder Engine with Intergrated Motor Assist (IMA)
5-Speed Manual Transmission
Available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Permanent Magnet Motor
Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) Battery
Direct Ignition with Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System
Rigid Aluminum-Body Construction
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
105,000-Mile Tune-Up Interval


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Dual Front Airbags (SRS)

Comfort & Convenience

Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors
Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers
Aerodynamic Rear Fender Skirts
Heat-Rejecting Green-Tinted Glass
2-Speed Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Roof-Mounted Antenna
Lightweight Alloy Wheels
Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System (CVT)
Power Windows with Auto-Down Driver's Window
Power Door Locks
Beverage Holders
Lockable Glove Compartment
Passenger-Side Seatback Pocket
Rear Center Net-Pocket
Rear Hidden Storage Well
12-Volt Power Outlet
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Map Lights
Drivers Vanity Mirror
Headlights-On Reminder
Rear Window Defroster with Timer
Cargo Area Light
Reclining High-Back Bucket Seats
AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers and Clock
Electronic Instrument Display
Idle-Stop Indicator
Maintenance Interval Indicator
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2)
Digital Fuel-Milage Indicators
IMA Charge and Assist Indicators
Economy Shift Indicator (MT only)
Battery Charge Indicator
Illuminated Ignition Switch

Exterior/Interior Colors

Navy Blue Pearl/Beige
New Forumula Red/Beige
Silverstone Metallic/Beige

EPA Milage Estimates

5-Speed MT (City/Highway):60/66
CVT (City/Highway):57/56

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My major interest would be in any improvements in the battery life. We have all read about the battery issues with the older cars, was that unexpected by Honda, or did Honda expect them to last longer? And have they made any improvements in the batt?

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My ignition doesn't light up, as far as I know. All Insights have spaces for rear speakers (I've managed without them in mine).

Anyone with a newer one care to comment on whether the factory speakers and deck are improved? I replaced my speakers with the Eclipse, which are adequate.

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