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How much are Insight owner's paying for the first maintenance service?
I have accrued 7,100 miles on my 06 MT Insight. Time for the first maintenance which I believe is basically an oil change.
The dealership quoted $98 with the explanation that the Insight uses special oil. Sounds pretty steep for an oil change.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

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Hi psuinsight: First, are you equipped and inclined to do your own oil changes? I hope so. It's an excellent way to know your car better.

$98 for an oil change is ridiculous. "special oil"? Give me a break! This dealer makes me angry. It's just 0-20 oil marketed by Honda. It's a little more expensive, BUT only 2.6 qts is needed! If they can't change your oil & filter for less than $30.00, take the car somewhere else. High prices on Insight oil changes is nothing more than a dealer service dept scam......
 

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Lets see: 3 q of 0W 20 mobil one at $4.50 each plus about $5 for an oil filter and about fifty cents for a oil pan bolt gasket is $19 and it takes about half an hour max. So-- thats about $158 dollars per hour for labor. I think I am in the wrong business.
 
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