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2003 Honda Insight
The 2003 Insight is a 2-door, 2-passenger family coupe, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 5-spd MT to the CVT w/ AC. The 2003 Insight's closest competitors include the MINI Cooper, the Volkswagen Golf, and the Volkswagen New Beetle.
Upon introduction, the 5-spd MT is equipped with a standard 1.0-liter, I3, 67-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 61-mpg in the city and 68-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The CVT w/ AC is equipped with a standard 1.0-liter, I3, 65-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 57-mpg in the city and 56-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
The 2003 Insight is a carryover from 2002.
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|Mileage fantastic. low cost of ownership||Side visibility is poor - has blind spot|
|Fuel economy - consistently higher than epa estimate||Car is very loud, drowns out the bluetooth phone|
|Value - best hybrid of its size for the price||Windshield wipers - no place for them to move water to|
|Cargo space when folding seats||Engine is noisy when accelerating on highway|
|Eco awareness : provides feedback about consumpion and rates driver||Not enough options - would have liked sun roof.|
|Control panel is pretty, easy to read and a joy to have||Cruise control ride is not as smooth over hilly roads|
|Has enough power for small engine||Blind spots just over each shoulder - you have to be cautious.|
|Driver's console, steering wheel controls||Styling is very much like a prius - maybe needs better distinction.|
|Climate control placement - easy use for driver.||Would prefer to open fuel door and trunk from inside|
|Steering wheel - very sporty & controls laid out nicely||Wind noise - obnoxious & totally unexpected - howling|