Curiously, Honda says that people who'd buy an Insight are exactly the ones who can't afford one. In reality however, the Insight is actually the type of car only a grown-up would buy. It's actually the first option when it comes to fuel consumption and it's far from being an appropriate ride for those who're looking for power and adrenaline.
Honda tried to make the Insight offer a little of all important things: fuel consumption, power, comfort, space and technology. It does excel at some chapters, but it might fail to reach today's new car buyers' requirements in terms of sportiness and aggressiveness.
The fuel consumption it achieves is surely the main standpoint. We're living in a world dominated by the economic recession and environmentalists across the globe are shouting that the world is running out of petrol. So turning the focus to hybrids and electric cars is actually paying a little more attention to the future. Not in the eyes of tech-heads, of course, who believe that fuel consumption and power could be easily mixed for great performance while minimizing the first of them.
All in all, the Insight proves to be a good companion in both the crowded city traffic and outside the city. Comfort is decent, there's a lot of interior space and occupants are entertained with several goodies that could make the ride more pleasant.
The Insight doesn't change the future. But this is surely the beginning...Continue reading