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Old 03-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think these things are collector's items by now. They are worth a lot more in original or near original shape. I think I'd do as already suggested. Sell it to a collector and buy a Gen1 Insight.
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They are collectors items - but are only worth anything if in mint condition.

I reckon I'd be lucky to get UKú600 for mine.

But as a 'keeper' and a daily driver, it could (if I had the time) be a nice project car.

The original 4 cylinder 1.8L engine is so heavy, the Buick V8 fitted to some late cars actually weighs less!

So a modern fuel injected 4 cycl engine, with a five speed gear box, coupled with getting rid of the hugely heavy steel-reinforced rubber bumpers (added for the US market requirements in the 80's, would see it become a fairly practical and efficient car, which still looks very nice, and has modern performance.

I suppose a VAG TDI diesel (even if you could get it to mate with a suitable g/box) might be a step too far - Although it would go like stink and still have excellent economy!

Adding a correx/corroplast kammback would be beyond sacriledge...
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The original 4 cylinder 1.8L engine is so heavy, the Buick V8 fitted to some late cars actually weighs less!
True. I had an MGA and bought an old Buick skylark to steal the engine.

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Adding a correx/corroplast kammback would be beyond sacriledge...
Definitely. The tailgate of these is far too steep, but they look nice. Better to leave a classic a classic, sell it to someone who wants one, and use the proceeds to start with something modern.
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I actually saw a 2000 Insight for sale on eBay today for the first time.

They are very rare here - I believe only 200 were imported. I'm not sure I've ever seen one in the flesh.

This one has done 114 000 miles and the battery pack is on it's last legs.

Asking price is UKú4950.00 - a lot of money for an old car! Nice gadget though... If I had the money I might be tempted... But I can get nearly 70MPG out of my full size VW Wagon!

2000 HONDA INSIGHT Mk 1 UK car BLUE (very rare car) does 70mpg | eBay


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