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2001 Honda Insight 5-spd

2000 Honda Insight

1.0L L3 ELECTRIC/GAS Standard 5 Speed Hatchback

Property of 1stgenInsight5spd Added Jun 2013 Location: Portland, OR

1st gen Honda Insight with manual transmission. The hybrid battery and controller were replaced at 105k miles, when the IMA light came on, by previous owner. I do not know if the battery's power had diminished linearly over the first 100K miles, dropped off exponentially (causing the IMA light to come on), or if power remained consistent. In the 40K miles I've driven it, power from and charging to the battery seems to have not changed. The NiMH batteries does have some memory, though, which is usually experienced when descending a grade - charging generally operates at 100% of capacity at each grade, but can drop to 20% of capacity when brakes are released then reapplied or after 10 - 30 seconds. I have experienced this since getting the car with its new battery.

I run regular unleaded. I have taken up driving more conservatively, predicting lights and cruising at 60 - 65 mph on the highway. I am currently (June 2013) doing half city, half highway overall. Some fill ups will be more city than highway in getting around the city, while others cover longer-distance trips. I heave learned to shift when the shift-indicator (for best mpg) light comes on, but in the city I keep to one lower gear than indicated for more control. I'm in Oregon and while I have AC, almost never use it - even on the hotter days, unless I have a passenger who requests it. I keep stock Bridgestones at around 45 lb /43 lb front/rear, respectively, and have the alignment checked twice a year or more.

Basic Stats

54.8 (+0.1)


58.5 (+8.3)

Last MPG

68.1 (3/29/15)

Best MPG

  • $2.95 Avg Price/Gallons
  • $28.32 Avg Price/Fuel-up
  • $0.054 Avg Price/Mile
  • $934.45 Total Spent

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Total Miles Tracked

City vs Highway Driving

35 averaging 1 per month
Total Fuel-ups

Recent Fuel-ups

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