After months of searching, I finally found my ideal insight. It was a one owner (way cool little grandmother) low mile, monte carlo blue insight in near mint condition. All maintenance records since day one and with the ECU replaced under warranty and the batteries covered with Honda's recently extended warranty for 10 years, 150,000 miles so I felt very comfortable with the big ticket items. I filled up the tires to 45 psi before the 225 mile trek back to MD and without really trying achieved 83.4 MPG average for the trip! With a 10.6 gal tank I should be able to fill up once a month! The fuel consumption display is amazing to watch and really helps correct improper thrifty driving techs. Mixed highway/city driving has taken its toll on my tank mpg avg, dropping me down to 80.3 mpg but I'm confident that as I learn I can keep it around 85. Mind you, these numbers are bone stock with no mods and not hypermiling, simply driving the speed limit...
Anybody that is even entertaining the possibility of getting one, I wholeheartedly recommend this amazing car. I was pretty impressed with the 50 mpg avg of a VX, but the insight is in a league of it own!
Few days ago there was an Insight in Phoenix Arizona, same color, 113,000 miles, new battery, car cover, immaculate condition, $6000. My friend I tipped off about it was all set to buy it but the seller was only willing to deal locally. At that price, it sold within a day. SVOBoy, it was Wombosi's step dad who was going to buy it. Yes, he should.
I will be keeping my eyes peeled for a wrecker at the auction. Unfortunately, I don't deal with rear-end crashes, and I doubt the people who drive these would be the CAUSE of an accident. Kinda blows my chances of scoring one of these gems I would guess.