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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.