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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.
 

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I've noticed that while my 2000 Insight's rear view mirror didn't point to the same spot when switched from day to night. I had to fix that with a shim taped to the shaft to stop the body of the mirror from moving as far as it wanted to.

The 2003 mirror points to exactly the same spot when I switch back and forth between day and night.

Fit and finish on some of the 2003 is not as good. Maybe the guys are getting bored? Anyway, the carpeted panels near the floor in front of the doors do not snap into place like they should and the carpeted lid on the rear compartment rubs along one edge when opening or closing the lid. None of this was true on my 2000.
 
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