Since my 2003 Insight just came in, I decided to go through the Owner's Manual and compare it with the 2000 Owner's Manual I had in my dearly departed Insight. There are a few changes in word wrap related formatting, a few additional legal warnings about safety, etc. , a couple of sections rearranged and all the stuff about CVT models, along with a few sections where they've rewritten a couple of descriptions on how to reset the "Maintenance Due" light, etc. but for the most part, the manuals are essentially identical. It is clearly an updated manual for the same car.
Looking at the car itself, my new one has air conditioning and is red, while the old one had no air conditioning and was silver. Other than that, the cars are identical, except that the new one came with the cargo net. Maybe the dealer felt like the parts department was getting stuck with them? It's a fairly cheezy cargo net, after all... I think I'll replace the clips with 'biners.