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Deposit given, rust noted minor one in engine bay as well

  • 22-05-2021 8:39pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


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  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


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    dubliniift wrote: »
    I've given deposit and noticed rust on Honda Insight. Some yellow stick liquid is also there on joints.

    Car is 2011, new import, 120k done. 7k, 1.3 L

    Other option is an executive model at 8.5k which is 1.5 L and has paddel shifts and leather seats.

    1. Rust a cause or concern

    2. Which is better. I liked 1.3 to be smooth than 1.5. 1.5 made some strange noise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Walk away from both of them by the sounds of it.

    Images not working

    Edit : saw your pics on another thread, that’s just wax.
    If there is rust somewhere else, that needs to be investigated


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    I had that yellow stuff on a Japanese import too, it was wax.

    If there’s nothing else going on other than that, then it’s worth buying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    I had that yellow stuff on a Japanese import too, it was wax.

    If there’s nothing else going on other than that, then it’s worth buying.

    Thanks sir. Car was fantastic to drive .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    All I know is the 1.3 insight is very slow, so 1.5 would be better.
    Now if it’s making funny noises, you need to investigate that.

    Do they seem reasonably priced to you, strike me as being a bit expensive ?

    What’s the warranty like?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭ Littlehorny


    Hi OP, I have a 2010 Insight that i bought 5 years ago for €7,900- so would agree with Colm mcm that it seems overpriced considering my one was only 6 years old when I bought it.
    Apart from the alloys, my one is white so it's like looking at an old ad for my yoke in the 1.3 version which I don't find particularly slow to be honest but it can depend on your driving style or needs on this.
    All the advice I can really give you is I am very happy with the car and it has proven to be super reliable, very cheap to run (fuel and tax wise) and is actually a nice car to drive. i think the Insight is a much nicer car on the inside than outside to be honest.
    Best of luck with how you go and also double check with your insurance that they have no issues covering a Japanese import car.
    Good Luck


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    All I know is the 1.3 insight is very slow, so 1.5 would be better.
    Now if it’s making funny noises, you need to investigate that.

    Do they seem reasonably priced to you, strike me as being a bit expensive ?

    What’s the warranty like?

    Warranty is 3 months. All dealers are seeking at same price. 2009 are priced at 5999 with no cruise control.

    I have checked all pics for 30 cars only this white has repainting done. I noticed some gap in fitting as well.

    I have checked 4 cars and all had bad history. Loved a c3 and mechanic said it was welded badly. Run a Carrell report and found it was bought by dealer a month ago and he is selling it at 1k extra and no tax has been paid for over a year. Dealer is well known in D16.

    Kind of fed up. First car and tired in search already hours on bus travel. Thanks for your advice


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    Hi OP, I have a 2010 Insight that i bought 5 years ago for €7,900- so would agree with Colm mcm that it seems overpriced considering my one was only 6 years old when I bought it.
    Apart from the alloys, my one is white so it's like looking at an old ad for my yoke in the 1.3 version which I don't find particularly slow to be honest but it can depend on your driving style or needs on this.
    All the advice I can really give you is I am very happy with the car and it has proven to be super reliable, very cheap to run (fuel and tax wise) and is actually a nice car to drive. i think the Insight is a much nicer car on the inside than outside to be honest.
    Best of luck with how you go and also double check with your insurance that they have no issues covering a Japanese import car.
    Good Luck

    It seems due to higher demand or whatever reason prices for insight are up.

    2009 5999 to 6500
    2010 6500 to 7000
    2011 7000 to 7500
    2012 7000 to 8500

    2015 I have seen are 11k to 13 if not higher. Again mileage is 100k kms or so.

    Honda Jazz 2015 1.3 is available at 8k.

    I'm relaxed driver and don't take fast pickups. 1.3 looked fine however dealer don't allow motorway drives.

    I never intended to spend that kind of money, however, not getting reliable auto anywhere.

    All cars are clocked 60 to 70k miles.

    Appreciate your feedback


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    All I know is the 1.3 insight is very slow, so 1.5 would be better.
    Now if it’s making funny noises, you need to investigate that.

    Do they seem reasonably priced to you, strike me as being a bit expensive ?

    What’s the warranty like?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    This is superior to any Insight
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2010-toyota-prius-hybrid-auto-nct-07-22-tax-02-22/28192306

    Full service history from Toyota main dealers too


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    This is superior to any Insight
    https://www.donedeal.ie/cars-for-sale/2010-toyota-prius-hybrid-auto-nct-07-22-tax-02-22/28192306

    Full service history from Toyota main dealers too

    Thanks. This is of interest. Anything to watch out for while driving sir. New to hybrid and car world


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,775 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    It should be silky smooth really. Take it for a good spin.

    Bring someone with you to give it the once over.


  • Registered Users Posts: 146 ✭✭ dubliniift


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    I had that yellow stuff on a Japanese import too, it was wax.

    If there’s nothing else going on other than that, then it’s worth buying.
    Car was rated R. Bought online auction sheet. Thanks for your help sir.


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