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Honda INSIGHT 1 0 IMA VTEC MANUAL HYBRID GEN 1

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Sale price: £4,750.00

Car location: United Kingdom

Honda INSIGHT 1 for sale

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Last update: 2018-12-03
Honda INSIGHT 1. Honda car from United Kingdom
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  •  INSIGHT owner
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“HONDA INSIGHT 1-0 IMA VTEC HYBRID GEN 1 2000 Private sale by mature company director owner. Car is in very very good condition with a full years MOT. Its a 1st generation (year 2000), chassis number is ZE1-1001399 and its always been garaged and is probably one of the nicest examples out there. 62,000 miles is quite low especially as I’ve read about some covering 250,000 – 500,000 miles! Its black with a grey interior, not “nappy green” so will probably suit a more sombre owner!This car really handles well. They go when you rev them and sound great, but the best bit is driving economically – it’s actually fun and you don’t get speeding tickets! It drives like a bigger car yet feels very nimble, just like a sports car and no matter how much hard you drive, it still returns at least 57 mpg (worst I’ve achieved), but I generally average 76 mpg and the best achieved on a long run of over 400 miles was 96 mpg! Also advertised on Pistonheads.”
Year: 2000 Mileage: 65000
Transmission: Manual Manufacturer: Honda
Fuel: Petrol Model: Insight
Engine Size: 1 Body Type: Coupe
Seats: 2 Doors: 2
Previous owners (excl. current): 1 Colour: Black
Safety Features: Alarm, Immobiliser, Passenger Airbag Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Catalytic Converter, Rear Spoiler
Modified Item: No Interior/Comfort Options: Air Conditioning
MOT Expiry: 20190700 In-Car Audio: Premium Sound System
Non-Domestic Product: No V5 Registration Document: Present

vehicle description:


Honda INSIGHT 1-0 IMA VTEC HYBRID GEN 1 2000
Private sale by mature company director owner. Car is in very very good condition with a full years MOT. Looking for £5,000 ono but Christmas is coming and I will take £4600.
Honda INSIGHT, a first generation (2000), chassis number is ZE1-1001399. It is always garaged and is probably one of the nicest examples out there. 65,000 miles is quite low especially as I’ve read about some covering 250,000 – 500,000 miles! Its black with a grey / blue interior, not “nappy green” so will probably suit a more mature owner!
The INSIGHT really handles well. They go when you rev them and sound great, but the best bit is driving economically – it’s good fun going slow and you don’t get speeding tickets!
It drives like a bigger car yet feels very nimble, just like a sports car and no matter how much hard you drive, it still returns at least 57 mpg (worst I’ve ever achieved), but I generally average 75 -76 mpg and the best achieved on a long run of over 400 miles was 96 mpg!
Equipment: Electric power steering (same system as an S2000!), 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioning with climate control, eco mode and a pollen filter, dual airbags, side impact door bars, tinted electric windows, rear wiper, lovely grey/blue interior, fitted mats, remote central locking, electric release for rear hatch, electric windows, remote fuel lid release, low rolling resistance alloy wheels and high pressure tyres, High power white HID headlamps and a new App controlled stereo head unit with Bluetooth for phone and a Honda immobiliser.
Mine is in first class condition and as a manual car its even rarer. Being all aluminium, it won’t ever rust. I could not find a UK example, manual and in black – so this was imported for me by a specialist a few years ago. It has not been used in the winter!
This example has never seen salt in its life and has always been driven on Japan"s road system (known to be better than ours) so less wear and tear than a typical example that has been on typically harsher UK road conditions since new. I don’t use it in the winter, I have an uneconomical Landrover for then so its still in great shape. Interior and exterior are in near new condition. There are no dents anywhere, paintwork is virtually unmarked. The car"s been regularly serviced. The previous owner was a non-smoker and clearly looked after this one very well. Being cars targeted at people who care for the environment, these didn"t even come with an ashtray as standard.
The IMA battery pack is fine, everything works as it should. It has just had a new MOT for the year and everything was confirmed by the garage to be, underneath, also in excellent condition so I expect that my car has many years and miles of low cost motoring to give to its next owner. I reckon these cars will be utterly depreciation proof and they are certainly very interesting and special cars.
Price: £4,750 ono
The engine was designed to automatically stop when the car sensed it didn"t need to continue running (such as when waiting at traffic lights, but never in reverse). Just dipping the clutch would cause the IMA motor to spin and start the engine seamlessly ready to move off (There"s also a conventional 12V battery and a starter motor as a backup in case the IMA"s computer feels there"s a better way to restart the car (for example if it"s very cold and the IMA battery is still not warm enough to work efficiently without risking damage to it). Honda thought of everything & gave the driver as much control as possible, even making the optional air conditioning controls have an economy mode that allowed the A/C to continue to run when the motor stopped, or not - depending on the driver"s selection on the controls. Instrumentation gives good indication of economy levels, helping maintain driver involvement. Weighing only 820kg the engine could offer decent performance, but Honda even thought of the wheel design (lightweight alloy) to be as slippery in the air as possible and the tyres would run at high pressure, so they had minimum rolling resistance. Combined with the and slippery shape enthusiast owners on theINSIGHT online community have reported as much as 100 mpg & over, with some of the crazier owners reporting closer to 200 mpg - by slipstreaming trucks!
These cars have today also proved themselves capable of covering huge mileages reliably, (many gen 1 cars with over 250,000 are advertised in the USA). As the first Honda Hybrid produced and possibly the most interesting oneHonda has ever made, I think these are now becoming collectable and deservedly so. The newer hybrids today really don"t have anywhere near as much clever ingenuity nor offer the same attainable levels of economy.
However, I have too many toys, I’m retiring soon and need to de-clutter. The INSIGHT drew the short straw. Come and view in Toddington, Bedfordshire.
5500.00 ono
This car really handles well. They go when you rev them and sound great, but the best bit is driving economically – it’s actually fun and you don’t get speeding tickets!
It drives like a bigger car yet feels very nimble, just like a sports car and no matter how much hard you drive, it still returns at least 57 mpg (worst I’ve achieved), but I generally average 76 mpg and the best achieved on a long run of over 400 miles was 96 mpg!
Equipment: Electric power steering (same system as an S2000!), 5 speed manual transmission, air conditioning with climate control, eco mode and a pollen filter, dual airbags, side impact door bars, tinted electric windows, rear wiper, lovely grey/blue interior, fitted mats, remote central locking, electric release for rear hatch, electric windows, remote fuel lid release, low rolling resistance alloy wheels and high pressure tyres, High power white HID headlamps and a new App controlled stereo head unit with Bluetooth for phone and a Honda immobiliser.
Mine is in first class condition and as a manual car its even rarer. Being all aluminium, it won’t ever rust. I could not find a UK example, manual and in black – so this was imported for me by a specialist a few years ago.
This example has never seen salt in its life and has always been driven on Japan"s road system (known to be better than ours) so less wear and tear than a typical example that has been on typically harsher UK road conditions since new. I don’t use it in the winter, I have an uneconomical Landrover for then so its still in great shape. Interior & exterior are in near new condition. There are no dents anywhere, paintwork is virtually unmarked. The car"s been regularly serviced. The previous owner was a non-smoker and clearly looked after this one very well. Being cars targeted at people who care for the environment, these didn"t even come with an ashtray as standard.
The IMA battery pack is fine, everything works as it should. It has just had a new MOT for the year and everything was confirmed by the garage to be, underneath, also in excellent condition so I expect that my car has many years and miles of low cost motoring to give to its next owner. I reckon these cars will be utterly depreciation proof and they are certainly very interesting and special cars.
Price: £5,500 ono
The Honda INSIGHT was Honda"s first foray into hybrid electric vehicle manufacturing and in its first generation produced as a three-door, two passenger hatchback of remarkable innovation. Assembled at the Hondafactory in Suzuka, Japan, where the similarly aluminium bodied Honda NSX was also manufactured. With its aluminium body and frame, the INSIGHT was an expensive car to produce & was never designed for high-volume sales Instead, it was designed to be a real-world test car for hybrid technology and a gauge to new consumer driving habits. With an aerodynamic fuel-saving shape (Cd of only 0.25), lightweight structure and clever design features to maximise efficiency, these little cars proved themselves to be an excellent concept. The 1st generation INSIGHT has since built a loyal following from enthusiasts, with the manual versions being especially sought after. Hyper-mileing was coined as a term for owners who used the 1 litre - 67 bhp"s 3-cylinder engine"s lean burn capability (AFR ratio of 25.8:1) & Integrated 3-phase electric 144v motor (in the space where a 4th cylinder would usually fit) to provide an additional assistance of 13 bhp. Whilst it"s capable of getting up to a tad under 115 mph and 0-60 in a respectable 12 seconds, the gearing was made tall to maximize efficiency whilst the IMA engine enabled drivers to run at very low revs and use the car"s light weight and the electric assistance to run the engine at very low rpm, thus also maximising fuel economy.
These cars have today also proved themselves capable of covering huge mileages reliably, (many gen 1 cars with over 250,000 are advertised in the USA). As the first Honda Hybrid produced and possibly the most interesting oneHonda has ever made, I think these are now becoming collectable and deservedly so. The newer hybrids today really don"t have anywhere near as much clever ingenuity nor offer the same attainable levels of economy.
However, I have too many toys, I’m retiring soon and need to de-clutter. The INSIGHT drew the short straw. Come and view in Toddington, Bedfordshire.
4750.00


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