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Old 01-12-2017, 10:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Correct. 2nd Gen Insight is CVT only. Would be nice to have a manual, but in this case, considering the mild Honda hybrid system they chose to use, the CVT is probably the only transmission that could allow good MPG numbers.

Honda's Insight hybrid system is fairly basic, compared to the way more sophisticated Prius mechanicals, which is really more like inspired engineering art, so to speak. The CVT in the Insight gets the job done, and I've gotten used to it.

I really wanted to get a first Gen Insight, but I was a year too late to the party when I was ready to buy a car. The first Gen went out of production way too soon. It was a brilliant car. I test drove a manual and was in love with the size, concept and performance.
Too 2 Efficient Ones Prius and an Insight
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