Decided to take the plunge and buy an Insight before it possibly goes out of production. I have been watching this forum for several months and was concerned about the purchase process. I went to the local dealer in the Florida Keys, Largo Honda, and told them what I wanted. Within a couple of hours, the dealer had located a new 5 speed in another city, but was not the color I wanted. He suggested that I order one from the factory to get the color I wanted---plus it would be "fresh", not sitting on a dealers lot. I agreed and on April 6th, placed the order. I told him I needed the car by June 5th. The next day, he gave me a vin# and told me the car was shipping from Japan within a week. To my amazement, the car arrived in the Keys on May 1st! The service from this dealer was excellent and one of the smoothest transactions I have ever had when purchasing a car. No negotiation on the price as it was offered below sticker before I even asked. This car will be used for a couple of years and then converted to an EV. That is my real passion and the Insight is the best option for conversion because of it's low weight and drag. I owned two Prius' prior to this car and also own a Rav4 EV, Two Chevrolet S10E's and a Grumman "kurbwatt" electric ex postal vehicle. The future for this Insight is electric! I have enjoyed the information I have received from this informative site (sight?) and have benefited from the knowledge gained from it. I hope I can contribute as I tear into this car.