I read an article about them in '99, and was instantly intrigued. I wasn't in a position financially to buy one when they came out, but in 2003 I bought my first brand new car. (Silver MT Insight). I still have that car today, but my 2000 Citrus is my daily driver.How long did it take you to buy an insight from the time of first interest?
For me, I joined this site mid 2012 and just picked up my first insight yesterday!!!! I think I have been interested before. Didn't realize how long it took me.
Safe to say that driving an insight is good for relationships. lol.The Insight was new in 2000, and with my boyfriend's Geo Metro about to give up the ghost, I persuaded him to test drive an Insight in early 2001 so he could get even better mileage and thus increase likelihood of his visits. He lived 70 miles away... that's a gallon of gas!
He bought our first, silver stick-shift 2001 off the dealer floor at RBHonda in Minnesota... another couple had gone off to their credit union for a loan, he paid cash and drove it off.
We married the following year and moved in together into his wee cabin in the woods. I learned how to drive stick on it (as did other friends) and commuted 40 miles one-way to a new job. Yes, I commute daily across the Minnesota northland thru snow and below-zero much of the year, and put 250K on that first one. Put about as much on the second, a 2005 silver stick-shift.
Now we're married 16 years going on 17 this fall... driving my third Insight, a red CVT who goes by Ruby, who's going in to the spa at RBHonda next week for its 157,000 mile treatment. I follow/lurk this thread in hopes of keeping up this third well beyond 250K.