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I purchased a Red 01 Insight 4/16/01, the only problem I have bad was the wheels, a month after I had the car I was returning from work, and ran over a 2*4 in the road. I looked the car all over as soon as I got home and Nothing. I went to my first service told the dealer what had happened, and they discovered that the wheel was craked. Now I did not expect Honda to replace the wheel for me, but the replacement cost was close to 400.00 per wheel. Way to much, so I went on filling the tire with air and trying to locate another wheel cheaper. About six months ago I went to work a diferent way and hit a pot hole, this time putting a flatspot on the outside of another rim. Well I sure was not going to pay 800.00 for two rims so I went to Ebay and bought a set of honda civic wheels 5 spoke, they look great , but each wheel weighs twice what the stock wheel does. And I lost 5 mpg around town. I believe that the wheels are to soft. But The car is great. when the car was new I got 70 mpg easy I once got 80 on a one way trip, now the best is low 60's and that is pretty hard.