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Old 11-01-2007, 01:44 AM   #31
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Get the insight! Make sure it's dented up and ugly too.

Then it'll look like my vx - ugly and dented, but gets great gas mileage!
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:35 AM   #32
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as if I didn't have enough things to consider... another one jumped on the market.

2001 Insight, $4950, 190k miles. The miles scare me, but I also know that this engine could have more than enough life in it than I need... on top of that, I could always get a spare and swap it in eventually if need be.

The price is right, the location is right, the mileage is a bit high, but as long as the battery doesn't have any issues (it holds the charge, etc.) I think I'll go for it.
Mileage ... schmileage But yeah, check the battery out real good!
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I'd call Honda, and find out just how much a battery replacement is....

I remember with the Prius, a lot of people were saying, "when the battery dies - big money" - but no one knew what "big money was." Turns out, it was something around $3K installed by the dealer insight Battery around $1200 I would assume there's markup and installation on top of that.

So at that price, it still sounds good considering it's age...
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:11 PM   #34
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Shoot, I wish my car looked that good!
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I'd call Honda, and find out just how much a battery replacement is....

I remember with the Prius, a lot of people were saying, "when the battery dies - big money" - but no one knew what "big money was." Turns out, it was something around $3K installed by the dealer insight Battery around $1200 I would assume there's markup and installation on top of that.

So at that price, it still sounds good considering it's age...
Just talked to a guy here locally and he said that it would cost $5000 to replace the IMA battery pack.

Seems a bit high to me.
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the Insight in PA was just sold yesterday.
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