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Consumer Reports Trashes New Insight

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  1. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Consumer Reports lambasts Honda Insight, ranks it 21 out of 22 vehicles tested

    Christ, Honda really dropped the ball on this one. I think the general consensus on this forum is that the thing is ugly and Honda should be making vehicles that are more exciting, but I don't think any of us can deny that there is a niche for cars like this.

    This particular car however just sounds like it's a POS all around. Poor fit and finish, excessive road noise, uncomfortable as all hell? Did Honda pass this project off on to some third party to finish? This is just embarassing for a company that's known for producing reliable and high quality (if somewhat bland) cars. The Insight is priced about 3 grand cheaper then the Prius. If it had been decent quality they probably would have done well with it. With all the negative reviews it's getting though, I predict either a redesign or it will be simply be scrapped within a few years.

    Thoughts?
     
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    all new hondas are like this. the son dropped the ball in 2000 whe the old man died and he took over.
     
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    its a huge POS what did you expect?
     
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    Car & driver = paid by honda.
     
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    38 fucking miles per gallon!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?! are you shitting me???
    my 2000 insight got better than that WHILE AUTOCROSSING!!!!!

    that car sucks ass
    and the douche bags in control over at honda need to be taken out back and beaten
    that car is insulting
     
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    My 2004 EX gets 39-42 mpg consistently. That's pretty sad lol.
     
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    Yeah thats pretty bad. Even 4cy 1.5 honda's from the 1990's would get about 33 mpg on highway trips.

    Honda is going to need a bailout if they keep making shitmobile's like that.
     
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    Are you fucking kidding me. I am getting 35 to 38 in my Versa. The whole honda line up sucks ass.
     
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    i tought hybrids were more for 'going green" then MPG's
     
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    Whats the point of going green if the car you need to buy still runs on gasoline and gets the same milage as other gas pwrd cars?
     
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    less emissions. it's all about emissions with a lot of these cars. the term "hybrid" doesn't mean uber mileage, it's is often synonomous with environment friendly.
     
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    On the highway, my fit will beat the prius, both the toyota version, and the honda version.

    I thought this was going to be another article bashing the fit, I'm glad to not be a new Insight owner. :D
     
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    Honda makes a cheap shoddy copy of a prius and wonders why it failed.

    Sigh.
     
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