The Truth About Cars » insight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 QOTD: Why Hasn’t Anyone Out-Gas Mileaged The Prius? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/qotd-why-hasnt-anyone-out-gas-mileaged-the-prius/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/qotd-why-hasnt-anyone-out-gas-mileaged-the-prius/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:28:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141713 Fifty-one miles per gallon city. Forty-eight miles per gallon highway. Still the best numbers in the industry for nearly a decade now. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m referring to the Toyota Prius, which is a 5-door hatchback that looks a bit like an egg mated with a shopping cart. It’s been a decade since the […]

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Fifty-one miles per gallon city. Forty-eight miles per gallon highway. Still the best numbers in the industry for nearly a decade now. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m referring to the Toyota Prius, which is a 5-door hatchback that looks a bit like an egg mated with a shopping cart. It’s been a decade since the […]

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The Honda Insight Is Dead: Here’s Why http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/honda-insight-dead-heres/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/honda-insight-dead-heres/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:32:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=900858 More than two years after American Honda last produced meaningful sales volume with its first Insight, a second Insight arrived to tackle the Toyota Prius head-on. Only it didn’t, because it couldn’t. The Insight’s death was reported here at the end of last month. There was no accompanying shock, surprise or horror. Though it has […]

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More than two years after American Honda last produced meaningful sales volume with its first Insight, a second Insight arrived to tackle the Toyota Prius head-on. Only it didn’t, because it couldn’t. The Insight’s death was reported here at the end of last month. There was no accompanying shock, surprise or horror. Though it has […]

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Honda Fit EV, Insight Discontinued http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/honda-fit-ev-insight-discontinued/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/honda-fit-ev-insight-discontinued/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=876985 It’s official: the Honda Fit EV and Insight have been discontinued. Edmunds reports the Insight will cease production later this summer, while inventory will be available at dealerships through the end of 2014. Meanwhile, the Fit EV — of which 1,100 were ever going to be built for the United States market — will remain […]

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It’s official: the Honda Fit EV and Insight have been discontinued. Edmunds reports the Insight will cease production later this summer, while inventory will be available at dealerships through the end of 2014. Meanwhile, the Fit EV — of which 1,100 were ever going to be built for the United States market — will remain […]

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Junkyard Find: 2001 Honda Insight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-2001-honda-insight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/junkyard-find-2001-honda-insight/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=832057 Since we started out this week with a relatively late-model Junkyard Find, I’m going to jump into the 21st century and share the first Honda Insight I’ve ever found in a high-inventory-turnover, self-service wrecking yard. I’ve seen a few thoroughly stripped early Priuses and didn’t think they were worth photographing, but the tiny two-seater first-gen […]

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Since we started out this week with a relatively late-model Junkyard Find, I’m going to jump into the 21st century and share the first Honda Insight I’ve ever found in a high-inventory-turnover, self-service wrecking yard. I’ve seen a few thoroughly stripped early Priuses and didn’t think they were worth photographing, but the tiny two-seater first-gen […]

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A Last Exit For the Honda Insight May Soon Appear http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/a-last-exit-for-the-honda-insight-may-soon-appear/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/a-last-exit-for-the-honda-insight-may-soon-appear/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:31:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=672802 If you were ever interested in the second coming of the Honda Insight, now may be the time to pull the trigger on that lease, for there may not be a 2015 model in the showroom come next year. Two signs point to a last exit for the hybrid: the lack of activity surrounding the […]

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If you were ever interested in the second coming of the Honda Insight, now may be the time to pull the trigger on that lease, for there may not be a 2015 model in the showroom come next year. Two signs point to a last exit for the hybrid: the lack of activity surrounding the […]

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Hammer Time: Ramblings Of An Aspiring Kibbutznik http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hammer-time-ramblings-of-an-aspiring-kibbutznik/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/hammer-time-ramblings-of-an-aspiring-kibbutznik/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:47:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475821   I must have been a kibbutznik in a past life. Whenever I buy something of value, I never have the urge to keep it for myself. Perhaps it’s due to too many bouts of suburbia. A neighborhood with twenty lawnmowers. Thirty The Lion King videos, and fifty to seventy vehicles. All this redundancy seems to be […]

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  I must have been a kibbutznik in a past life. Whenever I buy something of value, I never have the urge to keep it for myself. Perhaps it’s due to too many bouts of suburbia. A neighborhood with twenty lawnmowers. Thirty The Lion King videos, and fifty to seventy vehicles. All this redundancy seems to be […]

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Question Of The Day: Will There Ever Be A Successful Two Seat Commuter Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-will-there-ever-be-a-successful-two-seat-commuter-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-will-there-ever-be-a-successful-two-seat-commuter-car/#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:29:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459280 The first generation Insight was a commercial failure. Eight years yielded fewer than 20,000 unit sold and a lingering doubt about the genuine interest in two seat commuter cars. Honda tried again with the CR-Z, and apparently George Orwell’s early Animal Farm analogy about ‘four being better than two’ may be all too true for […]

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The first generation Insight was a commercial failure. Eight years yielded fewer than 20,000 unit sold and a lingering doubt about the genuine interest in two seat commuter cars. Honda tried again with the CR-Z, and apparently George Orwell’s early Animal Farm analogy about ‘four being better than two’ may be all too true for […]

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Hammer Time: And Now For Something Completely Different… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/hammer-time-and-now-for-something-completely-different/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/hammer-time-and-now-for-something-completely-different/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:58:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453892   This 2009 BMW 535i has 45,000 miles and looks absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It offers nearly the same acceleration as a 550i, and far more space than the 335i, which is more sought after in the enthusiast world. To me, if you’re a true keeper, all of this is good news. The better news? […]

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  This 2009 BMW 535i has 45,000 miles and looks absolutely drop dead gorgeous. It offers nearly the same acceleration as a 550i, and far more space than the 335i, which is more sought after in the enthusiast world. To me, if you’re a true keeper, all of this is good news. The better news? […]

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Honda To Introduce Budget Hybrid http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/honda-to-introduce-budget-hybrid/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/honda-to-introduce-budget-hybrid/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:48:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359455 Hybrids are flying off the lots in Japan, with Toyota’s Prius leading the charts for the 12th month in a row. Before, that spot was taken by another hybrid, the Honda Insight. In the Battle of the Hybrids, Honda introduces a fighter that hits below the belt, at the wallet: Honda will launch a hybrid […]

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Hybrids are flying off the lots in Japan, with Toyota’s Prius leading the charts for the 12th month in a row. Before, that spot was taken by another hybrid, the Honda Insight. In the Battle of the Hybrids, Honda introduces a fighter that hits below the belt, at the wallet: Honda will launch a hybrid […]

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Honda Fights Back For Hybrid Relevance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/honda-fights-back-for-hybrid-relevance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/honda-fights-back-for-hybrid-relevance/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:08:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343061 Honda’s half-hearted approach to hybrids is about to be shaken up, possibly leading to the development of a hybrid system that goes beyond Honda’s traditional integrated motor assist (IMA) system. Automotive News [sub] reports that Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito has told his Research and Development staff to develop a hybrid which beats the Toyota Prius […]

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Honda’s half-hearted approach to hybrids is about to be shaken up, possibly leading to the development of a hybrid system that goes beyond Honda’s traditional integrated motor assist (IMA) system. Automotive News [sub] reports that Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito has told his Research and Development staff to develop a hybrid which beats the Toyota Prius […]

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Why The Honda CR-Z Is So Ugly And Should Never Have Been Built http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/why-the-honda-cr-z-is-so-ugly-and-should-never-have-been-built/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/why-the-honda-cr-z-is-so-ugly-and-should-never-have-been-built/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:37:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341484 Ok, it’s not exactly a new phenomena: car company shows a low and slick concept, and the final product looks like an obese baby seal. We took GM to task with its Volt bait-and-switch routine. And now we take on Honda, although probably not quite so ferociously; given that the gap between the CR-Z concept […]

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Ok, it’s not exactly a new phenomena: car company shows a low and slick concept, and the final product looks like an obese baby seal. We took GM to task with its Volt bait-and-switch routine. And now we take on Honda, although probably not quite so ferociously; given that the gap between the CR-Z concept […]

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