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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

61 mpg. That's the figure everyone will want to know, so that's the one I'm starting with. 61 mpg is what I've managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers... read more

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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Used Toyota, Ford Hybrids Score Well In Consumer Reports' Best Used Car List

There are many reasons to recommend a hybrid car--the easy driving experience, the gas mileage, even the shove of an electrically-assisted engine in some sportier models. But... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
2001 Honda Insight

Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn't always possible. We do our best though, which is how I've... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
1980 Ford Fairmont EVA electric conversion.

Rare 1980 Ford Fairmont EVA Electric Conversion For Sale

If you've ever wanted to meet the grandfather of the Ford Focus Electric, here's your chance. In Lake Elsinore, California, the local Craigslist is carrying an ad for a 1980... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Residual Values On Battery-Electric Cars: KBB Is Not Optimistic

The year 2014 looks like it could be a very good one for plug-in vehicles, with new launches and expected sales increases heading the list of reasons to cheer. But it... read more January 2, 2014 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Looking To Buy A Used Diesel Car? Head To Buffalo

Looking for a good deal on a used diesel car? Turns out Buffalo is the best place to go, according to new data from iSeeCars.com. The home of chicken wings and the Bills... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Buying A Used Toyota Prius Hybrid: 5 Quick Pieces Of Advice

The Toyota Prius is by far the most common hybrid car on U.S. roads, which means there are a lot of them out there for sale as used cars. A reader wrote to ask what she... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

Which City Has The Worst Fuel Economy For All Its Used Cars?

If you want to buy a used Toyota Prius, don't go shopping for one in Detroit. The Motor City has the worst fuel economy among used cars, according to a new study by... read more November 14, 2013 by 


 
Sample used car gas-mileage window sticker for a 2000 Honda Insight.

EPA Offers Gas Mileage Stickers, Embeds For Selling Used Cars

In 2011, the EPA helped make used car buying a little more informative by creating printable gas-mileage window stickers. Now, its effort to help used car buyers get... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car Added To Certified Used Program

Electric cars have been on sale almost three years now, which means that some of them are starting to show up on used-car lots. To alleviate concern over the unknown future... read more September 12, 2013 by 


 
2008 Toyota Prius

Prices For Used Hybrids, Small Cars Drop As New Car Sales Boom

As you've probably discovered when hunting in the classified adverts for a used fuel-efficient vehicle, the latest batch of hybrids and small cars holds its value quite well... read more July 29, 2013 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Certified Used Nissan Leaf Program Details Out--But Only In Japan

Buying used cars is always a little bit of a risk--you can never quite be sure what condition the previous owner has left the car in. That's where manufacturer-certified used... read more July 24, 2013 by  9


 
2004 Toyota Prius

Used Hybrid Car Prices Fall As Gas Cost Remains Stable

In the market for a used hybrid? Now could be the time to start looking, as prices are steadily falling. It's all down to stable gas prices, reports Wards Auto, which have... read more June 18, 2013 by  4


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to... read more June 5, 2013 by  28


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Four Used Plug-In Electric Cars To Avoid

There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and some of them are starting to show up on used-car lots. We recently suggested some used hybrid-electric... read more May 22, 2013 by  35


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid New York taxi (Image: eBay Motors)

Used High-Mileage Hybrids, Yellow Taxi Paint Thrown In For Free

We've talked about the longevity of hybrid cars on several occasions before, usually when some myth about batteries dying at ridiculously short intervals comes up. But just... read more April 30, 2013 by  6


 
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