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I've been looking through loads of insurance sites for the best deal, going back to when i had my 15 year old corsa, my insurance was 2.5k yes ridiculous saying my girlfriend's was 700. anyway coming back to the mito i'm on my second year of insurance and so far no claims (touch wood) i might be getting a cloverleaf next year but could someone just explain why the insurance for the cloverleaf is 300 pounds cheaper currently!? i don't get it what would be the reason for this?
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any sort of answer off the insurance companies on here would be appreciated, i know i'm not a sales target with this question but surely some advice wouldn't be too much of an ask?
 

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It's more than likely it's because there are less cloverleafs around resulting in far fewer claims, they are also a relatively new car meaning fewer young people drive them therefore making them less of a risk.

the insurance companies all have thier own ways of assessing risk, but i have always found that the more prestige and higher powered the car i own then the less the insurance is!! Bizarre but true.

My previous Freelander whch was 13 years old was twice the price to insure than the GT or 147
 

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Now I see, but I still believe people shouldn't be judged on male or female, even though they say its equal. me 2500 and my girlfriend 700 a bit crazy saying that though I've just tried my insurance and it looks like its going to drop by 600! Down to 900 not bad!
 

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No, that's right, more expensive for female drivers. How is that in anyway a victory for the consumer?
 

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its not really a victory at all. it just makes the males feel like they are being treated a bit fairer. Saying that though the Office of Fair Trading is investigating insurance companies currently. (only took them a few years to realise) because of the STUPID prices.
i'm not meaning to be funny or upset anyone on here but why hasn't there been a response from one of the insurance companies. it seems that all the companies have quite a tight mouth when it comes to explaining why the price is so high!
 

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The price of insurance is so high because its mandatory, I was meant to move to NZ earlier this year and I looked at cars to buy prior to going over. I have a few mates in NZ and they said that insurance is cheap as hell because it's optional over there. You can drive without insurance so the insurance companies cant charge what they pull out of a hat like they do here.
My mate said he got insured on a Suburu Legacy twin turbo with mods for $400 kiwi dollars a year at the age of 17. I said "BS" (my exact words) So I went on to the AA website for NZ and i got quoted on an R34 Skyline GTR, in the UK I get quoted £7k a year. In NZ I got quoted $120 a year. I then went and apologised after that and at the same time got even more angry at our ridiculous prices we pay.
 

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The price of insurance is so high because its mandatory, I was meant to move to NZ earlier this year and I looked at cars to buy prior to going over. I have a few mates in NZ and they said that insurance is cheap as hell because it's optional over there. You can drive without insurance so the insurance companies cant charge what they pull out of a hat like they do here.
My mate said he got insured on a Suburu Legacy twin turbo with mods for $400 kiwi dollars a year at the age of 17. I said "BS" (my exact words) So I went on to the AA website for NZ and i got quoted on an R34 Skyline GTR, in the UK I get quoted £7k a year. In NZ I got quoted $120 a year. I then went and apologised after that and at the same time got even more angry at our ridiculous prices we pay.
Surely its an option here !!! thats why honest people like us have to pay for those "special" people who don't feel the need.........
It was always cheaper to put a female on your insurance than just insure it yourself - guess that will stop too.
 
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