Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Death Of The Insight

The noose is firmly around the Insight's neck.

Richard Colliver, vice-president of Honda USA has officially announced the end of the awesome Honda Insight hybrid due to its overwhelming awesomeness. Apparently nobody could handle the completely mind-blowing 2-seater because it was simply too awesome.

I know this news is coming a bit late, but I was sworn to secrecy when my friend, and ex-corporate Honda employee, Tonton told me about the demise of the Insight before Honda had officially announced it.

But last week Honda made the sad announcement which caused massive clinical depression among Insight-loving people in Canada, the United States and possibly Kazakhstan. Reports of Kazakhstanians jumping off bridges were falsely reported, but presumed to be true.

Right now, and for the rest of the summer, it will still be possible to order a sleek 2006 Honda Insight. But as of September the 2007 model year will commence - and, like a high school dance, the nerdy Insight will not be joining the party.

Hybrid fanatics are competing with one another in order to secure the last Insight ever produced. Like a game of chess, each potential buyer is carefully plotting their respective moves and waiting until the eleventh hour to place their order, hoping their Insight will have that final VIN number.

For the next 3 years Honda will only offer the Civic hybrid and Accord hybrid, with the possibility of converting the new and hideous Fit into a hybrid format, which is bound to cause mass vomiting in the streets.

In 2009 the replacement for the Insight should appear. But right now, spectators are gathering around the guillotine to watch Honda drop the blade on the Insight's neck.

If you'd like to read more about Honda's decision, check it out here.

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Blogger redheaded said...

for all those depressed, it's a good thing prescriptions are lots cheaper up there in canada...personally, i still love my 1999 toyota camry, 4 cylinder, 35mpg, gray, comfy, smooth, dependable....my alternative to walking when gas is $3,00 a gallon. (sorry, do your own conversions). interesting topic, however...

9:11:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

I think your picture there is more disturbing than the news.

9:31:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

What can I say? I am a disturbed sort of fellow. I eat cheese and relish sandwiches.

11:14:00 AM

Blogger Amy said...

Fortunately, for those of us living in Europe, we have the Smart Car! Even better than the hybrid, you can fit TWO of them in one parking space. Revolutionary.

11:39:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Oh no, Amy, you didn't say the Smart Car was good, did you? You didn't! Well, actually, that is a great benefit of the Smart Car that I've never considered.

12:28:00 PM


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