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On last Thursday, I purchased a new 2019 Honda insight. It is a shock. I am in my 70's, and the electronics are a handful. Each day I learn something new. Most of it is fine and some takes a getting-used-to period. Overall, I like it.
 

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My Insight was my first new car in 18 years. Had I known how much things had changed, I wouldn't have waited so long!
 

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I moved from a 2003 VW Passat myself! The tech in this car is an astonishing value, even in the EX model.
 

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Congrats on your new purchase, and welcome to the club! You're approaching the car in a smart way, to start with what's familiar and adding something new each day. This forum is also a great place to learn. What trim level did you purchase, and is this your first Honda?
 

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Congrats on your new Insight Sensei. I came from a 2006 Subaru Legacy and the tech upgrade was definitely a culture shock, and I work with technology for a living. Have been driving my EX for about 4 weeks now and continue to learn new things (don't be shocked when orange warning signs show up on your dash when driving in snow and your radar gets blocked with snow/ice). Take it day by day and you will be fine. Enjoy your new car!
 

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I purchased an EX. I had no need for the extras in the touring. I have been a Honda owner for many years, and my last was a 2008 Civic EX. Yesterday I mastered the radio and today it will be the regenerative paddles.
 

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I purchased an EX. I had no need for the extras in the touring. I have been a Honda owner for many years, and my last was a 2008 Civic EX. Yesterday I mastered the radio and today it will be the regenerative paddles.
I like your approach of adding a bit each day. For the regen paddles, find a few nearby hills to experiment.
- Downhill use will give you a read and feel for when regen is added (left paddle) and how quickly the battery charge up with regen.
- Use the right paddle to decrease the amount of regen.
- When I have a downhill followed by an immediate climb uphill, I find that no regen is the best option for me... so I can use momentum instead of battery/engine to make the climb.
 
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