Did you know the smaller battery is located underneath the Electronic Shifter. That is according to our salesman. Would love to know for sure if anyone knows better.
The battery will likely last for 6+ years, so its failure is not something I'm going to worry about. Since maintenance for the Insight appears to be less than a normal car, any additional cost of its battery replacement would be offset. I'm getting almost 2X the Civic mpg numbers, so I'll more than make up for the additional cost. I didn't buy my Insight the cost savings. I bought it for the comfort and experience. Any monetary savings is a bonus.It's the labor that is going to cost. Honda will ream us on that I'm sure
I have multiple Honda dealerships near me and they usually run battery specials ranging from $110-130 w/installation like the one below.It's the labor that is going to cost. Honda will ream us on that I'm sure
^You also get a warranty with the replacement battery when installed by a Honda dealer.Replacement batteries are covered for a 100-month (8 years and 4months) limited warranty.
Warranty Coverage: During the first 36 months (3 years) of service, a defective replacement battery will be replaced at no cost for the battery, labor, or installation. For the remaining 64 months (5 yearsand 4 months), you will receive a credit toward the purchase of the battery.
This credit is based on the then-current retail price:
Months 37 to 45: 60%
Months 46 to 55: 50%
Months 56 to 65: 40%
Months 66 to 75: 30%
Months 76 to 85: 20%
Months 86 to 95: 10%
Months 96 to 100: 5%