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Old 09-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Green Bean - '92 Honda Civic VX
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You're not getting 75mpg driving a 1st gen Insight like a typical driver... you'd likely be 55-60mpg. 75mpg is achieved by methodical driving techniques. So you're only about 5-10 mpg better off with the Insight as a normal driver. I know I could drive my wife's Prius and easily get 60-65 mpg with good technique, so not that much difference in mpg and look at the room, seating and comfort gained. Plus, a Prius is much more reliable... no worries on the notorious 2nd gear issue.
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