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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Honda Insight (00-05) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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PROS

Fuel economy, unique design, fun to drive

CONS

Limited storage space and practicality

PROS

Fuel economy, unique design, fun to drive

CONS

Limited storage space and practicality

Verdict

The pioneering Insight was Honda's first petrol-electric engine 'hybrid' - a car with both a petrol engine and electric motor. It may be quirky to look at, and it only seats two, but there's strong demand among buyers for it and as a result used values remain surprisingly high. That is in part because it's so cheap to run. Cars registered after March 2001 are exempt from road tax, it has a 100 per cent discount from the London Congestion Charge and is capable of up to 83mpg, making it one of the thriftiest cars on the road.