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Honda Loses Insight; Relays Future Hybrid Insight

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Honda Loses Insight; Relays Future Hybrid Insight

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Honda has announced they are dropping the Insight hybrid. It's just as well as it's pretty much the most impractical hybrid ever made. A compact, two-setaer whose only goal is to save gas and to hell with anything else doesn't seem to have a wide appeal. Production ends in Septemeber and it's replacement will not appear until 2009.

Read "Honda Kills the Insight" @ Autoweek

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It accomplished its goal, which is to be the most fuel efficient mass production car. Its replacement will probably be the new Fit with a hybrid powertrain, or something along those lines. It will probably be cheaper too, under 20,000, since Honda is focusing on making their hybrid IMA system even cheaper to produce.

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I'm not a fan of Honda... everyone here knows that

but I think the Insight had some redeming value.

It was honest and true to concept. Except for maybe

the EV1 the Insight is one of the best tree-hugger

approved personal transports. It had a mission

statement and it fufilled it, which is a lot more than I

can say for most of the Hondas from the last decade

or so... even the Accord & Civic have been sucking

more than average as of late.

I'd much rather see a ton of Insights on the road

versus the Element, Pilot, MDX & Ridgeline. :puke:

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I'd much rather see a ton of Insights on the road

versus the Element, Pilot, MDX & Ridgeline. :puke:

I'd rather see a ton of Insights on the road than just about any car, specially SUV's and Trucks.

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Well... the beauty of the USA is that we have the right to

drive a Yukon XL or Cadillac EXT weather we need to or

not. Freedom is a beautiful thing.

I just hate FWD (or FWD-biased AWD) unibody vans

that pretend to be trucks. Plus all of the above are ugly

as sin and the polar opposite of form follows function. :mellow:

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Well... the beauty of the USA is that we have the right to

drive a Yukon XL or Cadillac EXT weather we need to or

not. Freedom is a beautiful thing.

I just hate FWD (or FWD-biased AWD) unibody vans

that pretend to be trucks. Plus all of the above are ugly

as sin and the polar opposite of form follows function. :mellow:

Not the CX-7, at least IMO

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