I've had my '02 CVT Insight for three years now and have been nothing but totally impressed with its quality of construction and performance. I put a lot of miles on for work, as well as around town. I haul data acquisition equipment around the mid-west year-round for my job. The equipment fills my Insight, but it all fits well within the car. And, in terms of performance, I have passed long strings of other vehicles with total confidence(92mph). It just winds up and goes! And, with the CVT transmission I don't get that "two down-shifts" when I punch it. The CVT transmission is excellent in every way. As for mileage, I've been getting 54.5 in the summer with the A/C and 52+ this winter. And, on four long round-trips to Iowa I've gotten over 60mpg. Needless to say, I've gotten a couple of speeding tickets, but this car just begs to haul on down the road. Granted, it's not a high performance sports car, but it does perform very well when the need arises. In all, I have nothing negative to say about the Insight.