Honda Insight Hybrid: Strike Out, Home Run Or Double-Off-The-Wall?

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After much expectation and speculation, Honda quietly revealed its Insight hybrid concept to the world. Though this is a "concept" version, it's supposed to be 90% similar to the 2010 Honda Insight production model. Will the design stand up to the stiff competition? Since the horsepower war has been usurped, at least in the mainstream, by the mileage war, is this an effective missile? Since we've had an Insight before, it's hard to fault the name. The design isn't overwhelmingly beautiful, but neither is the Prius's design. The biggest factor, though, may be the price. It's still set to come in under $18,500. Is it a home run, strike-out, sacrifice bunt or ground-rule double? (QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)


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Rob Emslie

Honda riff on the knock-over-your-own-grandmother-to-get-one-they're-so-popular Prius?

At three-quarters the price?

At a time of $4.00/gallon regular?

Shit man, bases-loaded home run, with a hand-job in the dugout from Natalie Portman afterward. On the jumbotron.

Followed up by a call from VP-candidate Sarah Palin, offering to have your babies, lots of babies, just because you're such a stud. McCain then gets on the phone and shouts "Don't be a wuss, Get some! Get some!"

Yeah, I think they've hit the mark with this one.