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Review: 2010 Honda Insight EX, familiarity breeds discontent

First impressions can be problematic, even more so when reviewing a vehicle. When the media gets its first shot at a new offering, the automaker typically invites journalists to a location of its choosing to drive under conditions that show the car in its best light. Such was the case with the 2010 Honda Insight. After our First Drive, we came away with the impression that Honda's hot new hybrid was an engaging alternative to the Toyota Prius, but we quickly came to realize the Insight's limitations and flaws after a week behind the wheel on our home turf. Get our real-world impressions... Read More

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    Paris Preview: Honda readies refreshed Civic Hybrid and i-DTEC gearbox
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    It's the impending debut of the all-new Prius-assaulting Insight hybrid that's got our hearts all aflutter over Honda's booth at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, but that's not all the automaker will be bringing with it to the City of Lights. Along with the new dedicated hybrid we'll see the latest version of its older and somewhat less interesting brother, ...

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    Honda reveals its plans for Paris
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    The big news coming from Honda for the Paris Motor Show is the introduction of the Insight hybrid concept. We are glad that previous reports that the name would be changed were incorrect. For the rest of their booth, Honda has other things to show off as well, and we've pasted the official press release after the break. The next big debut is the ...

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    Paris Preview: Honda Insight concept to be new global hybrid
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    Click to enlarge the new Honda Insight digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/New_Honda_Insight_unveiled_Prius_fighter_on_the_lot_in_2009'; Honda has just released the first official photos of its eagerly-anticipated new dedicated hybrid car that will debut early in 2009. The car that until now had been referred to by Honda officials simply as the "Global ...

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    Honda's hybrid-only model will hit in April 2009
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    What looks like a Prius, sips gas like a Prius, comes from Japan like a Prius... but isn't a Prius? That would be Honda's upcoming dedicated hybrid (which this particular blogger thinks should be called the Insight, but won't be). We are expecting the production version of the new model, of which we have seen these spy shots, to debut this October in the ...

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    Honda's Prius-killing hybrid gets a date: April 2009
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    Click above for high-res gallery of Honda Hybrid spy shotsHybrids are hot and Honda is anxious to get in on the action that Toyota's been unable to fully quench with its Prius hybrid sedan. We expect to see the production version of Honda's new hybrid, which will apparently not be called the Insight, to debut in October at the Paris Motor Show. Fortunately, ...

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    Honda's next hybrid could revive Insight name
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Honda CR-Z conceptFirst Honda said it was going to press the reset button on its hybrid efforts and come out with something bolder than the Civic Hybrid. Then it laid out plans for a number of hybrids that would be priced considerably more aggressively than the Toyota Prius. One of the concepts, the funky CR-Z, has ...

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    Honda to revive the Insight name for new hybrid?
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    With the success that Toyota has had with its Prius hybrid sedan, you could be forgiven for forgetting that Honda actually beat them to market here in the states with the Insight. For whatever reason, though, the Insight never became the green-bearer that Honda had hoped. Still, the name is not associated with any negativity, so Honda might be considering ...

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    Prius fighter: Honda reveals details about new global hybrid
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    Click on the image for more shots of the Honda FCX ClarityHonda's upcoming dedicated hybrid model is expected to debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and a recent interview with Honda CEO Takeo Fukui revealed that the car will look similar to its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity. Although many upcoming hybrid models use lithium ion batteries ...

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    Tokyo Motor Show: Honda CR-Z hybrid concept
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Honda_CR_Z_hybrid_concept_unveiled_at_Tokyo_Motor_Show_Live_Pics'; Just earlier today we brought you a story about Honda's new dedicated hybrid model, which would be a more mainstream attempt than the Insight was. Will that model be Honda's CR-Z concept car which was just revealed in Tokyo? Ostensibly a replacement ...

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    Second generation Honda Insight expected to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show.
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    Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the first generation InsightToyota was the first company to market a modern hybrid car in Japan beginning in 1997, but Honda beat them to the US market by a few in 1999. The Honda Insight was and remains Honda's only dedicated hybrid model, with all the others being based on existing Honda models. The ...

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    More details on Honda's upcoming Hybrid plans - A new Insight perhaps?
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    Newsweek is reporting that Honda is planning to re-enter the "hybrid-only" market that it left when it stopped making the Honda Insight. Currently, the only hybrid-only model sold in the U.S. is the Toyota Prius. All of the other hybrid cars sold in America are models that are based on existing platforms; hybrid versions of models already in the automakers ...

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