Such a rare Insight
The eco-Honda is a lightweight contender that’s easy on fuel, writes Neil Dowling
HERE’Sa good number — 1017. That’s the theoretical saving in dollars of a Honda Insight Hybrid’s annual fuel bill compared with the national average.
It’s the difference between the 11.1 litres/ 100km average and Insight’s 5.2 litres/100km, travelling 15,000km on unleaded petrol at $1.15 a litre.
Own a Honda Insight and you’d be driving a car that could make you feeling greener than Kermit. But is there are drawbacks.
IT’S relatively cheap at $29,990 plus on-road costs, and I got 5.2 litres/100km in the suburbs without really trying.
Honda claims 4.6 litres/100km, which is possible in ideal conditions.
The hatchback is comfortable, versatile and roomy, but in striving to beat the bowser it strikes a couple of speed bumps, though it’s basically worth a long look.
The combination of the powerful little electric motor and petrol engine can provide pleasant motoring