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Old 02-08-2015, 08:44 AM   #126 (permalink)
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We now have a second Insight in the family!

My son and I drove down to Ft Lauderdale yesterday and he bought this one. The only things I could find wrong with it is that it has the second gear downshift grind (but double-clutching it works fine), the front bumper needs re-painted and is missing some clips, and it's missing the front aero panels of course. The IMA battery is at least as good as Turtle's and there is already a grid charger harness in place. It has RE92s all the way around, and the two on the back are brand new. He ended up getting it for 2,200 bucks (about 600 bucks less than the asking price), a pretty good deal in this market!

It needs the plugs cleaned and torqued, and I might throw my old EGR valve on it since I still have it. It was impossible to maintain lean burn on the highway, it jerked too much when it hit lean burn, so I had to keep dropping out and feathering the pedal just under lean burn (for three hours!). I averaged 58.5 mpg on the trip home, we will remedy that soon!

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