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Old 01-13-2011, 03:09 PM   #21 (permalink)
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$8500 seems pricey to me, but I haven't checked Edmunds or KBB.

Someone in my area is asking $20 000 for a 2006 Insight. It has only 20 000 miles...but still.

From what I saw, $12 000 would be the maximum it could fetch. Then again, it all depends if the market (demand) is willing to pay that price.


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Old 01-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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KBB private party price for my neighbors' MT 2000 Insight with 95k miles is only ~$5650. 1G Insights have a cult following, but I'm not into cults .
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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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.
Thank you so much for the info. I may just look into that car, if your neighbor is flexible on price. 8.5k is rather high. I'd figure more like 6k for that car.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:02 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Ya, I'd agree that ~6K is more reasonable... when I was looking, I found 2 or 3 in that range.

BTW - try out SearchTempest - The EASY way to search Craigslist... it's a nice Craigs List aggregator.

Good luck in your search... I went with a VW TDI instead.
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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OK, so I've given up the Insight search, I can't get a decent interest rate for a car that old, and I hate loans anyway so the Integra stays...for now.

The front grill block seems to work very, very well, I broke a record and passed a milestone on the same fillup. I got over 400 miles on one tank, and I achieved 34.28 mpg. And I still haven't fixed the damage yet!

At this rate, I may just keep the car and tinker with it. If I could get over 40mpg, I might be happy.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:52 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Smart move. I'd never get a loan for any car. Unlikely you'd make up the difference in fuel economy anyway.

Heck, the FE you're currently getting is probably better than 90% of U.S. cars anyway!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I got it up to 36mpg on the last fillup, though I don't think I quite got the tank full, so it's probably more like 35ish, still a new record. I've started coasing down some of the really long hills I have, now I have to make the jump to shutting the car off while I do it. There's a single section I can coast down for about 3 miles without needing any accelerator at all. I kind of wish I had a MIMA hybrid there because I could be charging batteries instead of using breaks. Hmm....maybe I'll make my car a hybrid, throw some electric motors on the back wheels...some batteries...make it part time AWD at the same time for those snowy days....:P

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