- What car for new, young driver?
I remember reading on here some time back that some unexpected cars were actually cheaper for new drivers to insure than the usual Corsa or Clio options. He’s going to have a black box fitted, but suggestions on how to use clever car choice to bring the price down further is welcome!Posted 1 year agotimberMember
Whatever his grandparents think would be a sensible car, something very good value on paper, slightly under powered and with no silly mod cons. Best if is a good colour for a train too.
Lad at work had a Mazda 2 and cost less than his mates Corsas and Clios.Posted 1 year ago
Kia Ceed in burgundy?zokesMember
Not sure if it’s still the case, but diesel estates used to be the route to a vehicle that actually had some oomph while costing less to insure than a shitbox 995 cc Corsa / Fiesta. My first car was a 10 year old diesel Ford Escort estate (old-style TD, 90 bhp, 1.8 L) which was cheaper to insure than most of my friends’ Corsas / Fiestas, despite them having more driving experience.Posted 1 year agotimbaMember
We went for a Kia Picanto, 998cc, whitePosted 1 year ago
Our son has it insured in his name, owned by and registered to him. We’re both named drivers. Black box fitted (25% discount). It was considerably cheaper to insure than his mates’ Fiestas (x2), but not sure which engines they have
Might age and therefore safety features/NCAP ratings be a consideration for insurance?? Newer the better??ratadogSubscriber
Just been through this with daughter who is learning to drive. neither of our care insurable for her so she is now proud owner of a 2010 Skoda Fabia 1.2, 60bhp. Both mum and dad on as named drivers. Issue was not insurance as a learner which we could of got for around 400ukp but what it was going to cost when she passed. Best deal was Admiral and it made no difference to price whether she black boxed or not. Came out at around 700pa rising to 830pa when she passes. We were looking at a Clio and that would have been more expensive to insure by about 50ukp although that was not the reason we didn’t go for it.
The only ones amongst her contemporaries who have got better deals have been those who have been happy to start their driving careers by committing insurance fraud and pretending it is mum’s car that they only drive occasionally, as in every day to college.Posted 1 year agoCountZeroMember
Peugeot 107, Citroen C1 or Toyota Aygo, they’re all the same car inside. Toyota is better finished, can’t remember if it was the Citroen or the Peugeot I drove with a semi-auto box with flippy paddles, still pretty sluggish, but the paddles overcame the really shitty changes on the basic auto, and made it a bit more fun to drive.Posted 1 year ago
None of them are going to turn anyone into a boy-racer, so would all seem ideal
As would a Smart Fourtwo, with a diesel motor, fantastic fuel consumption, and being only a two seater, unlikely to have idiots in the back egging the driver on to behave like a dick.
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