Skip to comments.Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid (Funny Review)
Posted on 05/21/2009 5:41:31 AM PDT by CSM
Its terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. Its the first car Ive ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didnt have to drive it any more...
The Hondas petrol engine is a much-shaved, built-for-economy, low-friction 1.3 that, at full chat, makes a noise worse than someone elses crying baby on an airliner. Its worse than the sound of your parachute failing to open. Really, to get an idea of how awful it is, youd have to sit a dog on a ham slicer...
The nickel for the battery has to come from somewhere. Canada, usually. It has to be shipped to Japan, not on a sailing boat, I presume. And then it must be converted, not in a tree house, into a battery, and then that battery must be transported, not on an ox cart, to the Insight production plant in Suzuka. And then the finished car has to be shipped, not by Thor Heyerdahl, to Britain, where it can be transported, not by wind, to the home of a man with a beard who thinks hes doing the world a favour...
But let me be clear that hybrid cars are designed solely to milk the guilt genes of the smug and the foolish. And that pure electric cars, such as the G-Wiz and the Tesla, dont work at all because they are just too inconvenient...
The only hope I have is that there are enough fools and madmen out there who will buy an Insight to look sanctimonious outside the school gates. And that the cash this generates can be used to develop something a bit more constructive.
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thank you algore
Funny. But expect more of the same from Obama Motors
Dear Chrysler Corp,
Why didn't you build this car 20 years ago? It is a bit late. The wine and chesse crowd wil make you produce gutless pieces of crap in the name of "climate control". What took so long?
The Clarksometer :
Engine 1399cc, four cylinders
Torque 89 lb ft @ 4500rpm
Fuel 64.2mpg (combined)
Acceleration 0-62mph: 12.5sec
Top speed 113mph
Road tax band B (£15 a year)
"Good only for parting the smug from their money"
But let me be clear that hybrid cars are designed solely to milk the guilt genes of the smug and the foolish.
Thank you Mr Clarkson.
“But let me be clear that hybrid cars are designed solely to milk the guilt genes of the smug and the foolish. And that pure electric cars, such as the G-Wiz and the Tesla, dont work at all because they are just too inconvenient... “
Clarkson hates American cars. I’ve seen him really skewer the older Corvette model I own. But this is great stuff. I have newfound respect.
Almost rearended it.
It's called Smartfortwo.
The great fuel mileage is because Honda uses a diesel engine in the European versions of their hybrids that really makes great mpg.
Here in the US, diesel has been effectively killed by the anti-truck crowd.
You don't want to know about the driver.
Just don't a loved one buy one.
Just so you know, Jeremy owns and drives a C6. He is a a real supporter.
Youtube smart car crashes. These things bounce!
You know why, don't ya?
You get two products for the price of one:
1) Pregnant Rollerskate.
heh heh heh .... yeahhhhh.
I sent this to a friend and she told me that he once had an article that stated if we wanted to really improve the safety of cars, then we would remove the brakes and add a big spike to the center of the steering wheel.
I am a new fan.
I need a drool pad for my keyboard...
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