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I recently returned home to WA from CA (Oakland & Sacramento). It was the trip to attend the Insight gathering and also see my brother. On the southbound journey (760 miles) I averaged 93.7 mpg. Then, returning to WA I only averaged 87.2 which was good, but a slight headwind part of the time "did me in". Such mpg stats keep me ahead of the super-high gas prices here in the west. In CA, reg unleaded is around $2.21. Just to review, I have a 2003 silver 5-spd. I drive only 60 - 64 if I'm not in a hurry, and try to stay in lean-burn if possible. I run 49 lbs in the tires, keep the car waxed & slippery, and have removed the right-side mirror for reduced parasite drag. My charge is always at or nearly full, except during a very long hill on the freeway. I replaced the antenna with the shorter Honda S2000 antenna ($13.00). My LMPG is now at 86.2, and I love driving the car......... Billy
 

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Glad to have a post from a happy Insight owner. I love driving my Insight too. I will never match you guys for MPG but then I don't have the open roads!

P.S. I have just noticed that this was the 5,000th post - congratulations to the InsightCentral team for a great & successful forum!
 

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Billy, I love the stuff you come up with! That S2000 antenna is a great idea. I never knew they were so popular for use on other cars. An "S2000 Antenna" search on Yahoo! shows them being used on Celicas, New Beetles, Acuras, the list goes on and on. At H and A's site, they not only sell the S2000 antenna, but they also sell the Insight antenna for use on an S2000! At $14.00, I think I may have to add one to my car (unless I can find an S2000 owner that wants to swap)!
 

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After three months and 3K miles on my '02 5 speed (acquired with 17K miles on the clock) I'm averaging 89 mpg. The key seems to be that it is almost all highway commuting and I conscientiously "drive for mileage." Translation: 55 mph in the "slow lane," accelerate with the upshift signal, coast when appropriate after engine-stop, and mainly relax and take it EZ. No secrets; no tricks, just taking it EZ. As Ghandi said, "Speed is irrelevant if your heading in the wrong direction." :wink:
 
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Hi Inciteariot:

___I have asked in another thread about a used Insight purchase. Would you mind discussing the details of your 02 purchase as I am in the same boat you were just 3 + months ago.

___Secondly, are you/have you received that excellent mileage with a passenger as well or just yourself?

___Good Luck and thanks in advance.

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
___[email:1pe597yz][email protected][/email:1pe597yz]
 

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Buying A Used Insight

I had been keeping my eyes open for a slightly used manual 5 speed version with low mileage. I found an immaculately clean one at the Round Rock, Texas Honda dealer, where someone had traded it in, and snatched it up. I think it was fairly priced at $15K. By avoiding the initial depreciation I feel like one can more fully benefit from the amazing fuel economy of this car.

EBay is another source of (non-local) used Insights.

My mileage of 89 mpg is attained without any passengers, by the way.

Good luck!
 
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