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Hi everyone! Been lurking here for a while as part of my research and am finally going to purchase an EX trim in Crimson Red. I have an agreed price and a deposit with a dealer 2 hours away and will pickup the car tomorrow, so I have yet seen or driven the particular car I am going to purchase. Is there anything I should carefully inspect during my test drive before leaving the dealership to make sure any issues are addressed right away? FWIW the car is a CPO with 5k miles, I am told that the first owner traded the car because they preferred the sonata hybrid (the dealership is both a honda and hyundai authorized dealer). Thank you in advance!
 

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1. Make sure that they have taken care of the two recalls on the Insight -- see the Honda website for details.

2. Check out the pre-delivery checklists available on line. You should make sure that they'll give you an hour to go over a host of details. I'd go early morning if you can, so that you will have time to have them correct things.

3. They should, at a minimum, give you a fuel tank of gas; a fully charged battery; tires inflated to proper pressure; all fluids OK. You could email them tonight, so that first thing tomorrow, they'd make sure such things are done.

4. Finally, make sure that you receive insurance confirmation before leaving the lot! You want to be insured for your drive home!

Hope that helps! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 

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Hi everyone! Been lurking here for a while as part of my research and am finally going to purchase an EX trim in Crimson Red. I have an agreed price and a deposit with a dealer 2 hours away and will pickup the car tomorrow, so I have yet seen or driven the particular car I am going to purchase. Is there anything I should carefully inspect during my test drive before leaving the dealership to make sure any issues are addressed right away? FWIW the car is a CPO with 5k miles, I am told that the first owner traded the car because they preferred the sonata hybrid (the dealership is both a honda and hyundai authorized dealer). Thank you in advance!
I did the same, started lurking this forum, about 2 months before I bought the Insight. Nothing beats hearing what actual owners have to say about the car. My advice is to do a thorough visual inspection(exterior/interior/under hood/tires) and listen for any odd noises during the drive(low speed and high speed). Don't let the excitement cloud your judgement and make you regret your purchase later.



I assume you will still get whatever is left of the 3 year/36k bumper to bumper warranty but it is still a good idea to make sure nothing is wrong with the car unless you like going back to the dealer for repairs. If you wouldn't mind, how much are you paying for the car?


Hopefully everything works out and you will be bringing this car home. :grin:
 

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They should also test the batteries to make sure they are working properly (there was a battery test listed on my pre-delivery checklist that they failed to do so I had to bring my Insight back to the dealer to perform that test).
 

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1. Make sure that they have taken care of the two recalls on the Insight -- see the Honda website for details.

2. Check out the pre-delivery checklists available on line. You should make sure that they'll give you an hour to go over a host of details. I'd go early morning if you can, so that you will have time to have them correct things.

3. They should, at a minimum, give you a fuel tank of gas; a fully charged battery; tires inflated to proper pressure; all fluids OK. You could email them tonight, so that first thing tomorrow, they'd make sure such things are done.

4. Finally, make sure that you receive insurance confirmation before leaving the lot! You want to be insured for your drive home!

Hope that helps! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Good info, thanks! I have an insurance quote ready and will activate it tomorrow after I sign. I was told it'll be fully gassed but I'll double check on the pressure and fluids.

I did the same, started lurking this forum, about 2 months before I bought the Insight. Nothing beats hearing what actual owners have to say about the car. My advice is to do a thorough visual inspection(exterior/interior/under hood/tires) and listen for any odd noises during the drive(low speed and high speed). Don't let the excitement cloud your judgement and make you regret your purchase later.



I assume you will still get whatever is left of the 3 year/36k bumper to bumper warranty but it is still a good idea to make sure nothing is wrong with the car unless you like going back to the dealer for repairs. If you wouldn't mind, how much are you paying for the car?


Hopefully everything works out and you will be bringing this car home. :grin:
Luckily I am getting an extra year/12k miles bumper to bumper making it 4yr/48k! It was originally purchase in Aug 2018 so bumper to bumper warranty is even longer than buying brand new. Total is 22k Out the door, including VA tax of 4.15% and titling. To me it's a steal. Thanks for the heads up on the car noises.
 

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They should also test the batteries to make sure they are working properly (there was a battery test listed on my pre-delivery checklist that they failed to do so I had to bring my Insight back to the dealer to perform that test).
Would've never thought of this, thanks!
 

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Good info, thanks! I have an insurance quote ready and will activate it tomorrow after I sign. I was told it'll be fully gassed but I'll double check on the pressure and fluids.



Luckily I am getting an extra year/12k miles bumper to bumper making it 4yr/48k! It was originally purchase in Aug 2018 so bumper to bumper warranty is even longer than buying brand new. Total is 22k Out the door, including VA tax of 4.15% and titling. To me it's a steal. Thanks for the heads up on the car noises.
We have another member @PacketPaul here from VA that bought a new Insight EX earlier this month for around $22k. His out the door price was $23k. Link below if you want to look further into it.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/121-2019-honda-insight-pricing-dealers-purchasing-ordering/1900-ex-pricing.html
 

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We have another member @PacketPaul here from VA that bought a new Insight EX earlier this month for around $22k. His out the door price was $23k. Link below if you want to look further into it.

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/121-2019-honda-insight-pricing-dealers-purchasing-ordering/1900-ex-pricing.html
Yup! I saw, we live in the same area and I even found out where he got his. I'm still okay with this deal because it was actually extremely hassle free and its my first choice of color. I sent them an offer i was happy with, they contacted me before the end of the month and done.
 

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Yup! I saw, we live in the same area and I even found out where he got his. I'm still okay with this deal because it was actually extremely hassle free and its my first choice of color. I sent them an offer i was happy with, they contacted me before the end of the month and done.
That's good to hear. Looking forward to hearing about your experience once you get some time with the car.
 

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Very good price; plus, you got an extra year of warranty coverage!

It sounds like Virginia is the place to get good deals on Insights!
 

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Very good price; plus, you got an extra year of warranty coverage!

It sounds like Virginia is the place to get good deals on Insights!
It's incredibly competitive here with so many dealership nearby. I also forgot to mention that the CPO extends the powertrain warranty to 100k/7yr which I realized wasn't the default for brand new. I just brought the car home yesterday and I'm feeling pretty good about it, especially for the price I paid. I'm coming from a 2010 CRV so all of these tech are a treat for me. I did noticed the hood fluttering at 70+ speeds but of course from reading this forum I'm aware this is a common occurrence. I'll keep it under 70 for now as I don't need the highway to get to work.

Since I have the EX, I do wanna replaced the armrest to leather ones but from the links provided in the older post, the collegehill and hondapartsnetwork links are no longer valid. Has anyone else been successful in finding replacement ivory armrest for touring?
 

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I thought the CH site said the illumination kit was required per the description:

"The armrest provides comfort for both the driver and passenger while adding a stylish flare to the interior. Requires Armrest Illumination Kit (sold separately)."
This is the thread where there was discussion of armrest replacement: https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/250-honda-insight-owners-registry-check-area/140-new-insight-owner.html#post712

Given that the prior links are dead due to site upgrades, would be great if @Data14 and @pflinker could comment further on the "individual pieces" and part numbers they purchased for their replacements.
 
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