By Jeremy ClarksonReporter, The Times (London)

Much has been written about the Insight, Honda's new low-priced hybrid. We've been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you're easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days.

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It's the first car I've ever considered crashing into a tree, on purpose, so I didn't have to drive it any more.

So far, though, you have not been told what it's like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your things from place to place.

So here goes. It's terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy.

To continue reading Mr. Clarkson's review of the Honday Insight Hybrid, click here.