55 mpg Honda Insight on Sale Now

Discussion in 'Honda' started by Viking79, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. GTO 409

    GTO 409 Member

    Ben, that's a really good point, especially once the tax credit vanishes, either because of politics, a new anti-EV bill, or enough are sold.

    Could take several years...
  2. Electra

    Electra Active Member

    You don't have to worry about trading it in within a year for the federal tax credit. You'll have to check your state though. My state, TX, requires me to own the car for one year before I can trade it in or sell it. So check your state's rebate documents to see if there are any requirements.
  3. Steven B

    Steven B Active Member

    Since the tax credit can only be taken once per VIN, as soon as the credit is taken, it would make sense for that VIN to depreciate in value by the credit amount. Whether the dealer trying to resell the vehicle is upfront with potential buyers about this is questionable.
  4. Ben Washburn

    Ben Washburn Member

    You're right; just like a dividend. When I first posed the question having inhabited Teslaland too long I was under the impression that all credits phased out at the end of 2019. At that point a used vehicle, I'd think, would theoretically 're-appreciate' since the alternative to a one year-old Touring would truly cost more than $40k 'off the lot'.

    But for the 4,948,759,847 time in my life I've since discovered I was wrong. For convenience we'll just round it up to the 5 billionth time my wife will have me up to by the end of this week.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2018
  5. Clarity 4 life

    Clarity 4 life New Member

    The clarity is a HYBRID.
    More room than most hybrids.
    You never have to plug it in.
    Or take 6 seconds to plug it in every night and never have to go to the gas station if you drive less than 40 miles per day.
    120v adapter plugs into any outlet or decent extension cord.
    No additional wiring needed unless you have time to come home and recharge for 2 hours.
    With the tax credit, my total cost would be $28,000 including taxes and 4 year registration.
    It's not for you if you prefer a civic sized car.
  6. Dante

    Dante Member


    I don't understand how anyone cannot have access to a "home charger."

    CLARITY comes with a cable - on end goes in the car, and the other end into any regular 110v outlet. All you need is overnight time and you're fully juiced. How can this be an issue that pushes the buyer toward the Insight? :eek:
  7. Clarity 4 life

    Clarity 4 life New Member

    People who live in condos and apartments do not have access to a plug. Especially in more urban neighborhoods.
    They also have to worry about theft of the cable. People steal for the sake of stealing.
    There are many homes in urban neighborhoods that do not even have a driveway.
    I guess where you live, it would be unimaginable if the price if a home goes for more than $50/sq.ft.
  8. Dante

    Dante Member

    1. Fair enough... good point, though he stated "HOME charger" - no semantics here anyway.

    2. What's your guess again??

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