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Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:40:04 AM »
Dear Friends

Before you say it. I know a Honda Insight Mk 1 is not a microcar.

But it is for sale.

Yes my beautiful red Honda is for sale. Blub Blub!!!

I have at last conceded that my knees do not like getting down that far, or more accurately getting me back up again. It has been the best car I have ever owned. and I wish I could keep her. But common sense tells me that others could have her and get just as much enjoyment out for it.

The car has done 110 000 miles, which for a Honda engine means it is only just run in. It has been carefully services and maintained. The battery pack is working perfectly and is known to last between 150 000 and 200 000 miles. There is no rust as it is all aluminium and exceedingly light. It has a small 998 cc 3 cylinder engine which is supremely smooth and will accelerate up to 110 mph if you like that sort of thing. I much prefer getting 100 mpg from her. Possible on long journeys on the motorway.

It has the original seats and carpets in original condition and due to the small numbers imported into the UK is a classic car waiting to be discovered.

How much do I want for her? £3500. Now that sounds like a lot for a 12 year old car. But bear in mind the savings. Per year you will save, for 10 000 miles driven, at 80 mpg you will save  £750 on petrol, and with no road tax another £50 +, so after 4 years the car will have almost paid for itself. At the end of that period the car will probably be worth more than you paid for it. Meantime you will have had an enjoyable motoring experience.

If this sounds like a car you would like to own, please give me a ring and arrange to come and see it. 01883724774

Chris Thomas


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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 12:26:20 PM »
Some photos would be nice.

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 01:12:58 PM »
Dear Barry

You may have noticed that I have not added images to any of my blogs as I am not a face book or drop box or any other web site subscriber, hence I will send images direct if anybody is interested. If I have not sold it by the end of July then it will be at the Hammond collection open day in Kent

Did you want me to send you an image or two direct?
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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 01:23:08 PM »
i am not either chris but that doesn't stop you putting your own pics on the forum at all
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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 02:15:14 PM »
Dear Richard and Barry

I hope this works

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 02:17:54 PM »
Oh it did work
here is another

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 02:19:31 PM »
But I only seem able to do one image per blog for some reason!!!!

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 02:44:03 PM »
Out and about right now.   Will reply later.

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 04:12:30 PM »
But I only seem able to do one image per blog for some reason!!!!

You may attach up to 4 images per POST.
After attaching the first image, click the "(more attachments)" link below the first one.
Another "Choose File" button will appear.   See pic for clarification (red arrow was added)


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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 06:12:56 PM »
Dear Jim

many thanks

Obviously practice makes perfect, also others had posted more than one image so I thought there must be a way. It just takes me longer to sus these things out as I get older.

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 06:59:00 AM »
If it had the best suspension system, like my BX, it was rise to make exit and entrance easy. Yet we appear to be loosing this suspension system to expediency. Would that the best automotive design were available in one sensibly produced package! Instead most cars seem to carry at least one humongous fault that puts you off purchase and persuades me classics are the best and greenest buys. The remaining issue is safety thereafter, as all this modern stuff gets driven as if its indestructible and you, in your car, are in the way. Fortunately I have the option of not having to go into built up areas, or on big roads, very often.
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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2014, 04:48:00 PM »
Dear All

My Insight is now sold to a lucky man in Leicester.

I am sorry if you wanted it, but you were just too slow.

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2014, 05:03:06 PM »
What was your actual and exact overall lifetime gas mileage average, as would show upon the dash, after pushing in the  round display button?

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2014, 11:27:36 AM »
Dear Steve

The average over 111000 miles was 68.8 mpg. The lowest I ever recorded was 50.88 mpg (on a tank full) in December 07 when I was only doing short runs into town, 2 miles at a time and the engine was not getting up to temperature and the aircon was on to demist. The best I ever did only once was 116 mpg on a 40 mile run in June 04 along the M25/26/20. probably with a tail wind.

I will be sorry to see her go when the new owner comes to collect her.

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Re: Honda Insight Mk 1 2002
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2014, 12:48:05 PM »
Not quite as good as a Trienkel then. Probably beating a Schmitt. Now it would be really interesting to see the total pollution debts of those cars, including sorcing the materials, manufacture, maintenance and running, roadspace rental etc. - we will assume minimal use after end of use to be kind, as all are classics. Which would be the most green car? My bet, the Trienkel.
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