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Old 01-10-2017, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Swapping the VW for a First Gen Honda Insight

I used to be active on here with my 2001 VW Passat until it started turning into a performance vehicle and not a gas sipper. Went from 30 MPG to 45ish then down to 30 again. The turbo blew up the other day, but I guess that is to be expected in a car that is running no turbo wastegate in order to run full boost. The 5 second 0-60's and tire spinning in third gear at 50 MPH was a blast for the time I had it. RIP PASSAT...

But now..

I am searching for a first gen Honda Insight. I found a 2000 Insight within 100 miles that has 180k miles, is in good condition inside and out, and includes a battery charger to fix cells should they decide to die. It has a lifetime economy of just under 60 MPG with no mods. I plan to do a bunch of mods in order to get the best MPG I can. Doubling my fuel economy versus my current car is going to be awesome.

Anyhow, I'll post a build thread when the time comes.

I've always hated Honda's but it is now my time to love them.

Last edited by dfeldt91; 01-10-2017 at 12:36 PM..
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