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Owner: mpg_numbers_guy
Dreamsight (Personal Driving): 2006 Honda Insight MT
Displacement: 1 L
Fuel type: gas/electric hybrid
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 1881 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.25
Frontal area: 20 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: factory installed
Description: Note: IMA system disabled, gasoline only.

Bought with 254K miles for $1500. Mechanically perfect. 99% rust free for being a Michigan car. 1 owner except for the guy I bought it from owned it for 1 week and didn't like it. Has none of the common issues with Insights - no oil leak, no transmission grind, no wet seatbelt issue, almost no rust, rear hatch works, power locks and windows work. Body needs a little work - paint is scuffed and needs to be buffed and retouched (partially fixed). Fender skirts are bolted in place (fixed). One rearview mirror is bondoed back on (removed). Front pumper is pitted and I am hoping to repaint or replace it eventually (partially touched up).

254,800 - valves adjusted, new 12V battery installed
255,000 - ground straps replaced
255,500 - brighter reverse LEDs installed
256,000 - panoramic rear view mirror installed
256,100 - passenger mirror deleted
256,200 - smaller driver's side mirror installed
256,300 - license plate light replaced with LED
256,400 - Regen switch wired up
256,500 - Car detailed and paint touched up
256,600 - Scott's belly pan installed

Best trip so far: 90.9 MPG over 31.6 miles, all back roads. Temp ~ 50 F.
Build Thread: 2006 Honda Insight MT Build Thread
Current Mods:
  • Bridgestone Potenzas @ 60 PSI.
  • Custom center armrest (came with car)
  • Rubber floor mats
  • Lower grille block
  • Torque Lite app to monitor temps
  • Warm air intake
  • Rear wiper delete
  • Rear belly pan
  • Panoramic rear view mirror, removes blind spots (link to buy)
  • Passenger mirror delete
  • Brighter LED reverse lights (link to buy)
  • Brake reduction clips (link to buy)
  • Smaller driver's side mirror
  • LED license plate light
  • Daox's Ecomodder shift knob
  • Regen switch (currently inoperable, IMA disabled)
  • Paint touched up with OEM Honda Rally Red (Civic SI coupe OEM color). Very close match to the Insight's New Formula Red
  • Scott's belly pan (link to buy)
  • IMA disabled (better fuel economy)


Planned Mods:
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 48 mpg(US)
EPA highway 58 mpg(US)
EPA combined 52 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 74.62 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 76.24 mpg(US)
90 days 74.62 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jan 12, 2019

(Created: 2018-11-22 15:18:42 / Modified: 2019-01-16 19:57:46)


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