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Old 01-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the Honda Civic block heater should fit your engine as well, if that is the case it's a $30 heater that threads in to the block on the passenger side of the exhaust manifold.
When it comes time to replace your tires you might think about replacing the rims too, two options that would take your stock tire size are the Honda Civic HX rims and the first generation Honda Insight rims, both are around 11 pounds.
Because the car came from family, do you know how it was maintained? the transmision fluid should be changed every other year along with other regular tune ups.
Also, you might check, but at least Honda has a life time warranty on exhausts for original owners, not sure if Acura does the same thing.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have all the maintainance reciepts from day 1. But I think the best thing I can do is sell the car and buy a 1st gen Insight...which has been my plan for about 5 days. In another 5 days, I may be talking about flying a helicopter to work or something.
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Yeah, I have all the maintainance reciepts from day 1. But I think the best thing I can do is sell the car and buy a 1st gen Insight...which has been my plan for about 5 days. In another 5 days, I may be talking about flying a helicopter to work or something.
That's about how my plans go too...

Grill block looks good. That seemed to help with my FE on the VX. Now I need to do the same with my Jetta TDI.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've taken the step of actually SHOPPING for a used Insight...it's only a matter of time now...
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I've taken the step of actually SHOPPING for a used Insight...it's only a matter of time now...
Best of luck in your search. There's only 2 1st GEN Honda Insight for sale in my region.

It would be my top choice if I was in the market for a "new" car.
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My "region" is the whole lower 48 states. I'll fly to New Jersey if I have to to find a great deal on the right car.
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Wewt! Another broken record. 33.29mpg. I'll have to run a few more tanks, but it looks like the grill block worked quite well.
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My "region" is the whole lower 48 states. I'll fly to New Jersey if I have to to find a great deal on the right car.
Neighbors of mine are putting their Insight up for sale on Craigslist. They were taking photos of it today. Check the SF Bay classifieds if you're interested. I don't have any details other than it's silver, and driven regularly. IDK if it's MT or AT, what mileage, etc. It has Hov stickers & appears to be in good condition.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll go look for it.


...Looked, so far all I see are automatics. DAMN! Hard to find car, even harder to find in manual.
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I walked over and looked at my neighbors' Insight I. It's a manual. Here's a link to the ad. $8500 seems pricey to me, but I haven't checked Edmunds or KBB.

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