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I've just passed 70,000 miles on my 2001 Insight. It drives great, and got 67 MPG going from Dallas, TX to Memphis, TN. It cost me a little over $15 to fill it up....I got 71 MPG coming back!

I thought this was pretty good considering the car is an automatic. I was averaging about 60 mph (No rush of course)

But, anyway, replacing the BIG battery cells stays on my mine constantly. Am I coming up to the point where they need replacing? The car is running fantastic.

The big question I need to know is: Are the prices coming down to replace these now (compared to a year ago or so)? And what seems to be a good going price for these? Is it best to have the dealership install this stuff?

Thanks for any feedback.

wxman
 

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The bottom line seems to be: "If they ain't broke, don't fix 'em". That is, there's really no way to predict when they'll fail - some people are going well past 100K - and no point to replacing them until you get trouble displays on the dash.

So take the $2100 and stick in an interest-bearin account or something 'til you need it :)
 

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Maybe ...

Interest-bearing account? Great idea, but for what...1-2% interest rate?
I would rather take my chances in YOUR home state and let it ride on the black jack table/craps table....
 
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