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I finally purchased my dream car. I've been drooling over the Insight for three years now and finally got the finances under control to buy one (two kids + credit card crazy = bad combo). I called the dealer two weeks ago to see about getting an Insight (Victory Honda, Monroe, MI). The sales guy said that they were getting a silver 2003 in at the end of the month and he would call me when he got it so I could come in for a test drive.

Well, last week I was in Monroe to take my wife to the E.R. (She's fine, just a cut on her head from a falling picture frame). As we were leaving the hospital, I got a call on my cell from the dealer, someone had just traded in a Monte Carlo Blue 2001 that morning! Well, I rushed us over there for a test drive. This car was really cared for well, needless to say, I drove off the lot the same afternoon. It has about 42500 miles on it and lifetime average MPG of 49, so I've got some making up to do on that :). I did as everyone suggests and checked the tire pressure and of course, all four were under-inflated. Filled 'em to the 40/38 and we'll see if that helps.

I LOVE THIS CAR! :D It's just a blast to drive and try keeping the MPG up. I'm having the usual second thoughts as with any big purchase, did I get the right car, etc. I'm thinking I should've went with the Civic (we have two kids) but I was coming from a Ford Probe, so the kids barely fit in that anyway :wink: .

I just found the previous owner's registration and it has it classified as STA WGN, station wagon... I never thought I'd hear of a 2 seater station wagon that got 70MPG LOL. So, my question to you is: what is your car classified as on your vehicle registration?

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An Insight is your idea of a dream car? Well I like mine but, it's not my dream car. How much did you pay for an Insight with 42500 miles? It couldn't be to much. Mine is registered as a 2 door auto. Didn't know some states registered as station wagons. Does that mean your registration is cheaper? But it sounds like a mistake because the car is definately not a station wagon.
 

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I think the Insight makes a damn fine dream car.
Been dreaming about mine for two years, and just got it 3 weeks ago.
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An Insight is your idea of a dream car? Well I like mine but, it's not my dream car.
What can I say, I'm a geek. I should've said my dream production car, I'd much rather have one of those fuel cell fly-by-wire concepts (and the infrastructure to fuel it).

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How much did you pay for an Insight with 42500 miles?
Probably too much so I won't say. I will say, not the 13,000 that I saw on autotrader about 200 miles away.
 

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Congrats on your purchase of the Insight!

Must be a mistake on the registration. Mine is listed as a 2-door hatchback.

Glad you feed the Insight is your dream car. It should be THE DREAM because if the world is full of them, the world would be better off!
 

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I'm not sure what my dream car would be but my Insight is very close to it and there is nothing else right now I would trade it for. As far as registration, mine is listed as a 3 door.
 

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Well almost got my dream car. :) I wanted a 5spd Insight but everywhere I went only had CVT. :? Only reason I jumped on the CVT cause it was under 15K new.
 

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Interesting that an Insight is your dream car, but nevertheless, congrats on the purchase. I so wish I was able to grab a blue one instead of the silver. Looks much better. Guess it doesn't matter since there's a paint job in the future...Anyway, you will find that with a little practice, you should get that 49 MPG up to around 65 quite easily. Odds are the previous owner was a rather inefficient driver. Just try to keep it in lean burn, coast instead of brake, and accellerate at a reasonable rate...

BTW, for the record my dream car is the DeLorean DMC-12.
 

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When I got my 2000 Insight (one of the first in Charlottesville, VA), I thought it was my dream car, only maybe instead of silver, maybe I should have gotten red.

Well, a Toyota Pathfinder tested the passenger protection cage of my almost-dream Insight. The cage passed the test, since my wife is unhurt, but the Insight sacrificed itself in the test. The Pathfinder's insurance paid me more than I expected and 2003 Insight cost less than I expected, so now I'm getting a new Insight.

Red. My new dream car. It's supposed to be in sometime next week.

Oh, and I kept my 1992 Civic hatchback when I bought the Insight. I kept telling people that it was my pickup truck. I used it on those rare times when I needed to carry a third or fourth person, or more cargo than the Insight would haul. Yesterday, I bought a 5x8 trailer for it. Now, it really DOES serve as a pickup truck. I can haul whole sheets of plywood or sheetrock, and put up to 3/4 ton in the trailer.

So, while pickup truck drivers haul around all that extra metal and get around 20mpg on a good day, my Civic gets about 40mpg and pollutes less and can haul more. It's my OTHER dream car.
 

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Dream Car

It became my dream car after i bought miine used at CarMax for 6K under sticker new, with only 2,500 miles.

I love CarMax they were selling it for the same price as Buget Rent a Car was. Only mine didn't even have enough miles for the first oil change. I really robbed those guys!

The great thing about buying these things used is that back in 2001 when i bought mine, people under valued them in fear that they were too hard to sell.
 

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Oh, the Insight is definitely my dream car: the only car I'd rather have is a Lotus Exige (track use only :( ). Also, I don't have that kind of money to spare. maybe in a few years....

You guys all seem to be getting these for really low prices. I posted this a while back, but how much do you think i should pay for a 2000, A/C with about 40K miles? Good condition.

Thanks.
 
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