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Old 07-14-2015, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm back!

Sold my 2 VX 2 year ago and after a quick ride in Volvo Family with an S80 & V50, back in Honda.

I buy an Insight 2000 2 week ago!
5 speeds. Leather & heated seats.
S2000 leather steering. (Original steering is the same but not leather)

This car is mint and not molested. Still look brand new.


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92 Honda Civic VX RIP!
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Gone in 11 seconds GO FAST WITH CLASS, DON'T USE NOS!

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Old 07-14-2015, 08:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Alain, bienvenue... encore!

What car did the seats come from? That's not stock for an Insight (I don't think).

What is your typical commute like? Friendly for lean burn?

I miss mine. Very fun, nerdy car to operate.

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Old 07-15-2015, 12:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Salut!

I travel arourd 100km/day to go work.
I live beside 640/337 and work nead 13/520.

90%+ highway.

En bonc francais, faut tricotter en sale pour faire du Lean-Burn!

Lean-burn is hard ti maintain and almost imposible to do in slight acceleration.
My VX was a way more permisive on Lean-Burn.

But the weight helps to get great consumption number.

The best tank I made on my VX was 3.3l/100km.
Worst, 5.74L/100km.
Average of 4.94L/100km in 5 year and 142 500km.

The insight, when I work hard to stay in lean burn, on a 50km trip, I made 2.2L/100km.
"Normal" driving Is more 2.7 to 2.9L/100km.
If I dont take care, 3.2L/100km.

The car has 215 000km and life time counter is at 4.5L/100km.
My friend that sell me this car as it for over 10 year.
He is 6'5" and 260 pound.
He work at 5 minute of is house and weekend go to his 2nd house 125km away from his home.
Car run each season.

The seat are original one that has been cover by a shop in US. He send his seat cover because the where the fist insight one he made and sketck them to have a pettern.

Here is how they loolnlike.

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92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4g63 AT AWD 11.851@113.25mph 0-60mph:3.4s 50-75mph:2.3s
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92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4g63 AT AWD 11.851@113.25mph 0-60mph:3.4s 50-75mph:2.3s
Gone in 11 seconds GO FAST WITH CLASS, DON'T USE NOS!
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Honda Insight 2000 87 MPG, best of 107MPG
92 Honda Civic VX RIP!
92 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 4g63 AT AWD 11.851@113.25mph 0-60mph:3.4s 50-75mph:2.3s
Gone in 11 seconds GO FAST WITH CLASS, DON'T USE NOS!
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Looks really nice. Also nice: low kilometres for a 2000.

What tires are on it? RE92?

Any mods planned? A kill switch will make a big difference, since the computer only stops the engine at very low speeds. Considering the car coasts almost forever, you can do a lot of useful engine-off driving, even in highway use.

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