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Old 03-25-2022, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WTB: 5 Speed Insight

Hello Ecomodders!

Long time no see.

I recently saw a Honda Insight for sale in Maryland.

Even with a blown transmission, I thought it was appealing as I've been wanting one since at least 2008 and I was going to go through with it.

By the time I decided to purchase it it had sold and I'm having trouble finding another.

So I thought I would put a feeler here:

Looking for a 5 speed Honda Insight. Transmission issues OK. Prefer a good body. I'm OK having to grid charge the battery as well.

I'm in WV, near Pittsburgh.

Yes I realize this is probably the worse possible time to come looking.

Oh well.

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Old 03-25-2022, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Easiest to find one with a good drivetrain and a bad body.

Unless you want to big $$$$
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Old 03-25-2022, 11:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Easiest to find one with a good drivetrain and a bad body.

Unless you want to big $$$$
Do the body go bad from age? I thought they were aluminum so rust isn't much of an issue even in rust belt states.
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Clear coat peels but most old cars have cosmetics or outright body damage
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Old 03-26-2022, 12:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've got one I'm probably going to have to give up.

It'll run about a week between grid charges, but the battery is pretty close to dying (OEM cells from 2000!).

Transmission has no grind (replaced with a 58k mile junkyard unit about 20k miles ago, but it's weirdly stiff going into 4th. I think one of the ball detents is frozen up from sitting at the junkyard. 4th is useless anyway).

Equipped with an OBDIIC&C, Scott's upgraded springs, the aluminum under tray, hardwired retepsnikrep IMAC&C, and an old school basic grid charger, and an under-seat sub/amp setup.

The clearcoat on top is trashed though.
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Clear coat and battery issues is OK with me.

I expected it based on ones I've seen for sale.

I'll shoot a PM.

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Old 03-30-2022, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's terse. is it the one samwichse offered? What color is it?
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Got one!
Congratulations! Welcome to the club. I have 4, counting a parts car.

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