Honda shows cost-cutting hybrid Insight plant, says more cuts due to battle Toyota's Prius

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by cwerdna, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. cwerdna

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    i wonder if Insight already has an version with manual AC in Japan? Ken?
     
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    Interesting.... I wonder if it'll be limited to Japan.
     
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    This is exactly why we need more hybrids...let them bring the price down. The more the merrier.
     
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    Cost-cutting should start at the dealerships!! Today, I visited Vandergriff Honda in Arlington, TX; to say I got a sticker shock is an understatement. I was quoted a hefty $28,000 grand for a base model Insight and a starting price of $31,000 for an EX w/Navigation. I am wondering how they expect to move the cars at that price, when a base model Prius is comparable to the EX model. When you start comparing feature content, the Base Prius has more features than an EX w/Nav Insight except for the Navigation system.
     
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    honda dealers have been notorious for this... i suggest that you wait out a month, and then go in again... enjoy it.
     
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    $10k markup? Wow, they're still in 2008.
     
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