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Old 08-10-2018, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
didn't you........JUST.......get it?
In January, yes. Life is too short to drive the same car for long. And honestly, I thought I'd be able to ignore the "How bad am I gon get raped if this thing has a big problem" and I can't seem to shake it. The don't sell replacement parts for the DCT, and new one is $~9500 or so.

I had the BRZ for just over 3 years and that's the 2nd longest I've owned any vehicle, I had my GT Track Pack car for like 7 months after special ordering it.

If I do, I'll be returning to familiar territory. ND2 or Gen III Coyote Mustang.

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Old 08-10-2018, 06:54 PM
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I'm not judging at all. I get bored fast too
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:08 PM
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Oh it's a fantastic car, I thought I wanted a "grown up" car. Turns out, I was just sick of the BRZ. The girlfriend was not pleased when I told her what I was thinking, she loves the car. Especially when I tell her to take it to work on the days I work from home.

I miss having a convertible and I miss having a V8. But none of the 'vert versions of V8 cars appeal to me, style wise. Outside of other expensive German cars. lol

So it's either Miata or Mustang.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:58 AM
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my 330hp/355tq DD made 32.2 mpg to the beach and back.

the seats are not as comfortable as my last MB however.
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I measured it the other day when we went to Tulsa, cruise set at 85 = 28mpg in cosseting, German luxury. I was OK with that.

Around town commuting and such it gets more like 16. Might have something to do with my right foot though.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:57 PM
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Just found this thread. My people. I have long been wanting to get a first gen insight and this thread further justifies my want.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:47 PM
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Nice! You doing anything special?

its really cool when the mpg and the miles travelled are the same, its like, hell yeah I travelled that far on one gallon!
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Just following a semi doing 75

Only managed to get ~52mpg over the tank though. Car NEEDS a calpod switch to stop assist/regen on the interstate. Especially with the AC on.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:26 AM
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And it's gone. Was not my dream commuter car...

MPG was amazing, but there were too many drawbacks to warrant keeping it.
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Yeah, a few days ago, i was driving home 5 hours, i only had maybe 1 hour of sleep in the past few days...

I was super irritated, and i wanted to get home asap to sleep. It just happened to be an incredibly windy day, (wind advisory) and could barely go 70mph on level road. Uphil was brutal.

I was wishing for some power. Still got 63mpg for that tank, and did the 660mile round trip in a single tank of gas, but at the time, i would have filled up again to get home an hour earlier. Which doesnt really matter, or make sense, but when angry, logic doesnt count, lol.
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Your cats are plugged... even with a headwind it should have no problem doing 80+.

Calpod switch is a 100% must gor interstate driving.
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Unless the ac was on, then you're fubar
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by whitrzac View Post
Your cats are plugged... even with a headwind it should have no problem doing 80+.

Calpod switch is a 100% must gor interstate driving.
at 6000ft elevation? bent hood, and missing aero pieces? (undertray and one lip/wheel deflector) and 60mph + cross winds? My steering wheel was like 20-30* off center for 3 hours keeping the car straight in the wind.

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There's one of these Insights at my local dealer that looks to be in really good condition. Any reason for this thing to cost fivethousanddollars (besides simply being at a dealership)?

I've owned three different Priuses and I've always been intrigued by the Insight.

https://www.antrimhonda.com/used/Hon...79fcda7d3d.htm
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:53 PM
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I posted one for $1500 in this thread
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:27 PM
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Also, no that is not a good deal. There are CELs and the battery and electronics are bad. IMA light is on. That car isnt even worth 1000. Thats a parts car only IF the engine is ok. Body panels sell for a decent amount.
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Originally Posted by thumpetto007 View Post
buy first, research later
Got it, thanks!
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:50 PM
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Saw a commercial for the new insight during one of the football games yesterday and could only think of this thread. I think that makes you a celebrity in my book.
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Hey! Thats cool!

Thanks for thinking of me!
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