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In reading messages I've noticed that people are experimenting with different engine oils, tires and tire pressures. My recommendation is to stick to Honda's 0-20W oil (2.6 quarts w/filter change) and factory spec tires with 38 psi front, 35 psi rear tire pressures. Honda's engineers are top-notch and have defined these specifications for a reason. The Insight was designed from the ground up as a total package in which all of their specifications work together for best performance and reliability. Unless you are well-connected with Honda's engineering staff, I would not advise experimentation outside of their recommendations. The likelyhood is great that you will negatively impact some aspect of the Insight's performance and/or reliability. This is just my opinion. Happy motoring!
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Hate to disagree with you but, Honda's Engineers have to make a compromise between performance and cost. Not everything they've done for the Inisight is what's best for the Insight. Take tire pressure for instance. I use 50psi and have seen how that gives me the best mpg. The lower psi Honda states will give you a better ride and safety for all road conditions.

The same is true with other items on the Insight. Some would have cost them more money to produce, some would have cost them more in safety. Do you really believe Honda's Engineers got everything they wanted for the Inisight? I don't think so. I'm sure it was a constant battle with the business side of Honda.

Honda's Engineers did the best they could to produce a product that is safe and fuel effienct within their companies guidelines. But others have taken it a step further and gotten more out of the Insight. To dismiss this is just ignorant.
 
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