Hi just joined your site and have done alot of searching on the site before asking this question. I bought a 2000 about a month ago. I live in North Carolina and the car was in Ohio. I flew in to Dayton ohio and picked the carand drove backto North Carolina. When I pick up the car the battery charge was close to 100 percent. During the trip home I thought I headrd a pop in the IMA battery area and since The battery never shows more than 75 percent on the gauge. I had to replace the 12v battery after a week. Is this normal and just my driving habits or something I need to worry about. I am getting about 55 mpg with my current driving style. My daily drive is about forty miles with hills both direction. Love the Insight , hope I am just being paranoid.