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Old 01-12-2017, 10:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Gasoline Fumes View Post
Only the 1st gen Insight (2000-2006) was available with a manual.
I understand it's reasonable for Honda under economics of scale to have focused on an automatic-only 2nd-gen since it ends up catering more to urban drivers who benefit more from a hybrid, but maybe if they had retained the manual as an option it would be somewhat easier to convince some die-hard manual advocates who are hesitant to take a hybrid because they're mostly automatics.
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