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Old 04-18-2011, 11:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Whoa, both 2000s, both 5 speeds, both have KMs ending in 69000? We have twins! Now all we have to do is find the other 153 of them. Congrats on the purchase!

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Old 06-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Any update on your Insight?
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Well I told myself I wouldn't put one on the road until I sold the Civic off, as I really don't need two cars on the road. Now, do you think I can sell the Civic? I am actually getting embarrased, I mean how hard is it to sell a Civic when gas is so pricey?? But I drew a line in the sand, I am going to park the Civic and roll the 369k Insight starting Friday. The "new" Insight needs the input shaft bearing replaced in the trans, so I will start with the "old" one for now. I am excited to get it on the road, even if I have to find yet more extra parking for the Civic.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Ooo, exciting. Keep us posted.

And, yes, strange that you can't sell a Civic. I thought there were practically waiting lists for those cars!
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I picked up a Blue 2001 Honda insight 5 speed last year with 229,000 miles and have only put a new ground wire and driven it for $1300. Unbelievably having good ground wires and connections will help MPG. Now its got 243,000 and I live in the hills averaging around 53 miles to the gallon. I have averaged 68 mpg a tank and as low as 49 mpg on other tanks. I have read on hyper mileing but I only have enough patience for certain things and one isn't driving slow. I have read that stepping on the gas and getting up to speed quickly is good and has helped my MPG as well. Engines work better in power band and are funner to drive than putting. I would love to find a insight with MIMA installed or a MIMA kit for budget. Having control of the power assist would be a game changer. I hate when I am going up hill and the car wants to charge and also when I am going down hill and the car decides it doesn't want to charge anymore when there is going to be another hill coming and I wont have full battery for it. Good thing the car will do 45MPH in second gear at around 4150 RPM to keep my sanity when the battery is bottomed out. Also I can coast 20 out of 22 miles going home from work and should spend the money for an engine kill switch for maximum gas mileage but again I want to do it on the cheap. Good deal on your insight!

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