Jeremy Clarkson's disdain for the Honda Insight was pretty much a foregone conclusion, leaving the way in which he actually went about expressing that hatred for the hybrid as the actual newsworthy bit from his review at the Times Online. We can't think of a instance when we've ever heard of a car being described as "Biblically terrible," but there's a first time for everything, right?
Other choice gems from Clarkson's review include the following: "Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It's the first car I've ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn't have to drive it any more." For what it's worth, opinions about a car's driving dynamics are often rather subjective. We have also driven the Insight, and somehow found it significantly more agreeable than Clarkson.
Clarkson doesn't entirely dismiss the need for alternatives to the classic internal combustion engine. Instead of the hybrid or purely electric car, though, he once again points to hydrogen power, and cars like the Honda FCX Clarity, as the much-needed solution to our transportation needs. Click here to read Clarkson's full review.