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Old 02-20-2017, 04:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
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.
Those people are almost non-existant, it wouldn't make financial sense for honda to do that. I am in that group though. However, the 2nd gen insight uses the same engine series as the 2003-2005 civic hybrid, which had an available manual. So theoretically it is possible to swap a manual into your 2nd gen insight.
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