Added: 15th of November 2013
I have been driving a Honda Insight now for 6 months. The principal advantage has been the improvement in running costs, with road tax only £10 per year and spending half as much on fuel as I did with my previous car (1998 Ford Focus). So far I have experienced no faults with the car. The car is extremely quiet during normal running, even when the petrol engine is running, although this does sometimes cause problems when pedestrians can't hear me coming. The EX model comes with automatic wipers and headlights, which are very useful, although sunny evenings with strong shadows sometimes cause the lights to go on and off unnecessarily. Reversing sensors are also very useful, although they are also necessary given that visibility through the split rear window leaves something to be desired. The engine cuts out most of the time when stationary, which helps to save fuel, but it is a little annoying that it is necessary to keep my foot on the brake to keep the engine off. Generally I am satisfied with the car.