Used Car Find of the Day: First-gen Honda Insight

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Originally published at: https://www.klipnik.com/find-of-the-day/used-car-find-of-the-day-first-gen-honda-insight/

For July 13, 2020, our used car find is this 72k mile 2003 Honda Insight, which is listed on craigslist by a private seller in the Atlanta area for $8250. Here’s what makes this car special. The first generation Honda Insight (ZE1) debuted in 1999 as the first hybrid car in North America, beating the…

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Love these cars, especially the digital dash and unlike 80’s cars the dash isn’t accompanied by a recorded voice reminding you that your door is ajar.

The CVT on these cars is a flaky unit though. This and the 1st gen civic hybrids as well. Around 100k is when they seem to go. I’m not sure if any preventative maintenance could save them, I didn’t look into that as the 3 pedal cars are easy enough to find and would be my preference.

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