Thats too bad about your Honda. We bought a 2011 Insight last year and have had great success with it. Its surprisingly good in snow thanks in part to the super skinny tires.
Solid choice on the WRX. I test drove the CRZ and liked it a lot, but my wife needed something more practical, and the insight is basically the same drivetrain sans the manual option (hers does have the paddle shifting CVT, though). I tried to get her to look at a WRX wagon or Forester XT, but she liked the Insight the best by far.