General Chat Thread, Car insurance for teen in General; Originally Posted by elsiegee40
Some insurers give benefits for pass plus, some don't. It's still worth doing for the motorway ...
7th March 2013, 11:38 PM #16
It certainly did with me, the car was in my own name and I was the main driver but my mum and dad were on the policy and it brought it down, and ironically it had that positive until I was about 23 and then it makes no difference so I put them on then they are fully covered rather than reliant on 3rd party coverage from there own insurance policy.
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
Last edited by john; 11th March 2013 at 08:04 PM.
7th March 2013, 11:52 PM #17
now illegal - I would make sure you put it in your sons name as it then reduces massivly. My first year i was paying £160 a month and then the second year it dropped a lot.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
Also look at Admira/Elephant (they are the same company) they do 10 month policys which although you pay a little premium you build NCB quicker.
8th March 2013, 12:20 AM #18
for myself im 21 a learner own my own car Nissan pixo and my insurance is 65 a month with me as named driver mum and dad on aswell but as its a small car that's only a 1lt engine (hit a ton on the motorway the other day :P) and the tax is only 20 for the year
8th March 2013, 12:27 AM #19
As others have said cheap slow car doesn't mean cheap insurance. I used to have a 1.2 Corsa SXI. I have since changed that for a new VW 2.0 GT TDI Golf for 6 times the value of the Corsa and my insurance are down a good amount.
8th March 2013, 09:48 AM #20
- Rep Power
I am 19 and drive a 2010 2.0 Scirocco. I pay £2000 for 10 months. I paid even more with my previous car which was a MINI Cooper S. Gotta ... stop .... buying ... fast ... cars.
8th March 2013, 09:54 AM #21
I passed 11 years ago and have never paid more than £850 a year. I took the Pass Plus test within a month of getting my full licence, at the time it cost me £125 but knocked £350 off the cost of my first years insurance.
8th March 2013, 09:58 AM #22
When I passed, 7 years ago I did pass plus, it knocked £12 off a £2000 quote (which was the cheapest offer I got)... Not worth it nowadays!
Originally Posted by Danp
8th March 2013, 10:08 AM #23
Well blow me; I wonder why kids have to pay the earth for insurance?
Originally Posted by bushby
2 Thanks to Andrew_C:
mats (8th March 2013), Tech1 (12th March 2013)
8th March 2013, 10:09 AM #24
Like I said, Pass Plus is worth it for the motorway training alone. It's valuable post-test experience. You don't do it straight after your test, the instructor should do it about 3 months after passing so the new driver has had chance to drive independently first.
Originally Posted by Dom_
8th March 2013, 10:19 AM #25
Missed your comment - I didn't mean it wasn't worth doing, I just meant if you're doing it to knock a lump off your insurance it isn't worth it. The motorway training was handy!
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
8th March 2013, 10:27 AM #26
Unless you go for the blackbox option, 'cheap insurance' doesn't exist for us teenies
Try out of the ordinary cars as well as small tortoise-engine cars, you'll find that some bigger/less common cars can sometimes be cheaper to insure. It's just a case of having a lonnnng shop around have you tried LV? They've always been the best deal for my insurance quotes.
Last edited by Fleetwood; 8th March 2013 at 10:30 AM.
8th March 2013, 10:54 AM #27
- Rep Power
I sold my 2000 1ltr Corsa to buy a 1997 Citroen Xantia 1.9 Turbo Diesel when I was 18, I bought the Xantia for less than I sold the Corsa for and had extra luxuries such as air con, electric windows, ABS, hydraulic suspension, heated electric mirrors, better crash protection, towbar, 5 doors, big boot...the list goes on and it was a bit cheaper than the Corsa to insure!
It wasn't long after than I discovered I could insure a the daddy executive Citroen of the 90s for an extra £100/year so I bought a Citroen XM too!
8th March 2013, 11:32 AM #28
You then discovered a whole in your wallet from the repair bills
Originally Posted by samba_man
8th March 2013, 11:38 AM #29
Interesting, I didn't realize you could reduce it by having a parent as a named driver. We were thinking of putting him through the pass plus too for several reasons but it would seem only some insurers give lower premiums for that.
8th March 2013, 11:41 AM #30
+1 for Admiral, especially with the multi-car policy, if you have him/her as only named driver and either yourself or the other half as main driver, it will reduce it massively
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