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Old 08-06-2011, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hot rod first gen Insight

Don't really know how I feel about this one, he did an amazing job at least. The part that bothers me most is that he claims 48 mpg and I only have managed 53.5 with the dead IMA! Maybe my idea for an Si gear set swap into the twin that needs a tranny rebuild isn't that bad after all....

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Old 08-06-2011, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool car- too bad the author felt the need to spend so much time disrespecting conservation.

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Old 08-06-2011, 11:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It looks good, goes fast, and gets better MPG than all cars other than the Prius. Seems pretty cool to me.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Except that the better way of doing it is to turbo the Insight's engine.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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..48 mpg
I wonder how it would do with P&G and tires at max sidewall. (War_Wagon might have to hang his head in shame)

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have read hondatuning on occasion over the years.
There wrighters and editors seem to maintain a middle school level of maturity.
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Neat project. Execution looks super slick, better than factory. Too bad the writer uses such a disrespectful tone talking about "treehuggers."

We're high performance drivers. It's just that the typical more-is-better crowd doesn't perceive it as such - we're not loud or fast, but we wrangle more motion per ounce of fuel than anyone else. It's a different kind of high performance...more along the lines of the NASA kind, than the NASCAR kind.

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Old 08-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A Insight on steroids,200hp & under 2000lbs =
Very cool car,the ultimate sleeper must look very asleep,and this one does to the ninth degree.
I also find it odd how the car pits itself against eco aware people,after all it gets 48mpg and is a very fast sports car,everyone has got to like that..silly author.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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PPC (a car tuning mag in the UK) were looking to buy a Prius to put a V8 into it. They hate Priuses and anything to do with FE.

I stopped reading it.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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There are what, 11,000 insights out there? and with a 5 speed should get around 70mpg so 48mpg is pretty bad, altho this is not the first and I am sure it will not be the last.

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