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Review of Insight From UK

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Much has been written about the Insight, Honda’s new low-priced hybrid. We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you’re easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days. ...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/j...icle6294116.ece

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Jeremy Clarkson. Would you expect anything different?

It's impossible to take anything he says seriously, when he mutters things like this:

So here goes. It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn’t have to drive it any more.
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And for what? For sure, you could get 60 or more mpg if you were careful. And that’s not bad for a spacious five-door hatchback. But for the same money you could have a Golf diesel, which will be even more economical. And hasn’t been built out of rice paper to keep costs down.

If only we had diesels here...

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The nickel for the battery has to come from somewhere. Canada, usually. It has to be shipped to Japan, not on a sailing boat, I presume. And then it must be converted, not in a tree house, into a battery, and then that battery must be transported, not on an ox cart, to the Insight production plant in Suzuka. And then the finished car has to be shipped, not by Thor Heyerdahl, to Britain, where it can be transported, not by wind, to the home of a man with a beard who thinks he’s doing the world a favour.

WIN.

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Jeremy Clarkson. Would you expect anything different?

It's impossible to take anything he says seriously, when he mutters things like this:

So we shouldn't take him seriously when he says the Clarity is a much better solution to oil dependence than a cheaply made car that still uses gasoline?

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If only we had diesels here...

The Jetta TDI has been available for months, and as for the Golf... soon enough

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The Jetta TDI has been available for months, and as for the Golf... soon enough

Oh right, silly me I forgot. Well then there's no reason to bu one of these hybrids then.

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