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Old 03-31-2014, 09:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Watching the second video, I can't help but wonder how much of the nationalism/british pride Clarkson always goes on about is scripted, and how much is actually him.

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Old 05-18-2014, 04:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Couldn't help myself, couldn't wait, went and looked for it:

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He actually now owns an Insight, too.
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At least the 1st-gen Insight had some personality at its design, while the 2nd-gen became as bland as the Prius. Well, Honda intended to add some functionality to the Insight but it could be done without sacrificing the sporty style it used to have.
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At least the 1st-gen Insight had some personality at its design, while the 2nd-gen became as bland as the Prius. Well, Honda intended to add some functionality to the Insight but it could be done without sacrificing the sporty style it used to have.
Gen1 definitely had innovation. While its hybrid system did not work as well in the city as the Prius, I always thought that the car was otherwise better-designed, but since the Prius was better-known, I did not like that people would think that the Insight was a copy of the Gen1 Prius, which was a sedan.

Even if both just used Ye Holy Template, Tremble All who Behold It!

I do not have a good impression on the Gen2I. Looking into it, I am not finding any good arguments either way, someone complained that he or she needed to look through the steering wheel people to see the instrument cluster, and could not see all of it, but also hit his or her head trying to sit in the Insight.

I dated a girl with a Toyota Echo, Yaris, Xiali, Vitz, or Platz; she got it because she could not see a normal speedometer.

She was 5'0".

A different woman, of the same height, always tells me how small my Prelude was, because she hit her head. I am 6'2" and never had that problem...

Another poster put down a deposit on the Insight, but bailed because there was not a rear cupholder.

"I didn't consider the Fit -- I'm simply done with engines that don't automatically shut off at stoplights."

Does anyone have any useful information comparing the Gen2I and the Prius of the same years? It sounds like once they came out with the Prius C, if you had considered the Insight, you had much less reason for it.
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Gen1 definitely had innovation. While its hybrid system did not work as well in the city as the Prius, I always thought that the car was otherwise better-designed, but since the Prius was better-known, I did not like that people would think that the Insight was a copy of the Gen1 Prius, which was a sedan.
I'm not really so familiarized with hybrid drivelines at all, but at least with the IMA it's still possible to drive the vehicle to a shop in case of some sort of failure of the electric drive.

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