2006 Honda InsightJack's Dad anf Boo's Mom - , 12/15/2013
From my understanding, the Honda Insight was the first hybrid marked in the United States, back around 2000. It's one heck of a car, that takes a little getting used to. It's a little unnerving at first to pull up to a red light, and hear the engine shut down. It remains down until you hit the gas, when the electric motor re-starts the gas engine, and assists it in acceleration. It's fun to drive, not the perkiest car on the road, but plenty good enough, it's got tremendous ease of handling and maneuverability, it has an information system! We're averaging about 42-47 mpg, which is easy, because a blue ambient light is behind the speedometer, and it turns green when you're driving at optimum efficiency. When you shut it down, it rates your "green " driving habits, with between one to five "flowers" You operate the radio from the left side of the steering wheel. It's fun, perky, a joy to drive, and we're very, very pleased with it. Not the best hybrid out there, but for the money, you can't beat it.
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