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Greetings Insight owners, I'm considering purchasing a pre-owned Insight and had a couple of questions. I searched here and read for a couple of days and could not find the answers.

1) How many miles have you owners been able to put on an Insight before the batteries died? Or how many miles have you been able to drive past the warranty with no problems? I know there is an 8 year 80k warranty.

2) Any other troubles? I saw posts about the IMA that appeared to be a recall part in 00 to 02 and should be under warranty.

My situation is I drive about 40K per year so I will be out of warranty on a used vehicle quick. Thanks in advance for your advice.

Mike, Jacksonville, Florida
 

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2002 or later

Howdy, welcome to the group.

In my meager opion, without any 'proof' by some, I think you'd come out OK to get a 2002 or later model. Seems that every IMA system failure (including my own car failing at 104,000) seems to fall into the 2000 and early 2001 group. Seems later mods got the bug out and the IMA last way longer. If you can find one still under the 80,000 warranty, grab it.

That recall covered the control modules.


Good luck.
 

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Mine is a 2000 with 134K miles and has only had the headlight low beam recall done so old and high mileage is not necessarily bad but we do know that those who have had the battery failures that Honda wants to update the BCM and MCM to the 2002 models. Kind of seams like they should cover this under a recall if the 2000/2001 BCM/MCM's are not operating correctly. Have fun, Rick
 

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Mikedude said:
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2) Any other troubles? I saw posts about the IMA that appeared to be a recall part in 00 to 02 and should be under warranty.
No IMA recalls (not recals) that I am aware of. And the updated MCM & BCM do NOT come factory installed til the 03 model year (AFAIK) Only fall under the extended IMA "warranty" and will NOT simply be "updated" by request.

HTH! :)
 

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Thanks for the advice. So are you guys saying starting in 03 the issues with those parts are resolved?

Also I'm still curious if anyone has gotten into the 200,000 mile range or higher and what kind of work they have had to do. I had a 89 Honda CRX for 11 years that went to 283,000 before having some sort of internal engine problem. It didn't have any airbag so I sold it as is but it was one heck of a solid car. Thanks Mike.
 

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I had some of the same questions too, I might be buying a used insight in the future also.

A few more i had,

What is a good lifetime MPG rating? I figure this is a decent way to see if the car has been beaten on.
 
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