i noticed that this week. I am debating putting mine on ebay and was trying to find price comparisons!
It is a tough decision. I am very seriously looking into switching to biodiesel and waste vegetable oil as a fuel source and cannot afford two cars. I'm just afraid i will sell my insight without having another car ready to buy! lol.
merigayle, I'd think twice before leaping onto biofuel. Although I applaud using a waste product for fuel, your source of fuel may dry up as gasoline prices rise, (and they will soon according to stats). Furthermore certain goverment bean counters are trying to figure out how to tax it as well. They consider using it for road travel an avoidance of tax. Consider too the cost, time, and effort of purifying and removing the glycerine, the issue of solidification in cool weather, possible cleaning or repairs to the fuel system, and the increased carcinogenic nature of any Diesel exhaust (including biodiesel).
You may have political, environmental or economic factors that I'm not aware of, such as owning a restaurant . In that case you must follow your heart. Just take the above as a kind of brotherly advice.
Be careful with ebay.. I bought mine on ebay in May and will probably never go this route again, when I replace the 00 with an 06 down the road. It did work out ok in the end since the seller was extremely honest. The help I've received from the great folks here for input and advice has been a tremendous asset too.
The asking prices are going up for the Insights.( I know... Duh!) It seems that late spring, (when gas prices are lower) reduces the demand for the car. Who knows what next spring will bring though.
If you have never driven an Insight, you really should before taking the plunge. You'll know quickly if the car is right for you.
It is my favorite vehicle from all I've owned over all these years.
When millions of people across North America see a three minute news story on ABC and other networks about Insight drivers getting up to 168 miles per gallon at Hybridfest, it has to make a difference.