how is that insurance is more expensive on my 1.4 civic than a 1.9TDI 2007 Skoda octavia or slightly cheaper again on a 1.9 JTD Stilo ?
i mean really !
1 year no claim and 1 year older and what not and yet a not so powerful hatch is more expensive than a more powerful saloon !
not a happy bunny
but still love my car nearly a year on and not getting rid of it
Mostly because a few years ago Civics were driven exclusively by morons showboating everywhere they went. Not so much these days, but the stigma's still attached in Insurance industry.
yeah i remember this from when i was talking about buying one.
i recall it being more expensive for the older civic insurance wise than the new one.
still annoying though.
im half tempted to let my insurance and tax run out and take the car of the road for a year or 2 and pick up a cheap knock about diesel that would be cheaper in a few ways.
This can be really frustrating, my insurance on an Alfa GT 1.9JTDM is more than it would be on a Audi A5 2.7 tdi despite having less power and having a value of about 1/4 of the A5!
And come back to an underpowered (not exactly light on juice?) petrol civic when prices will surely be closer to €2/L, which will probably have even less of a market then.... not the best idea in the world. If you're thinking about changing car, do it properly tbh.
My thoughts exactly,not to mention depreciation, silly idea.
Insurance can't be that bad on the Civic, have you shopped around OP?
It's probably simple from the ins co point of view. More claims come from Civics than from Octavias therefore Civic drivers pay more. It's probably true as well. I'm guessing that more Civics are crashed/stolen/broken into than Octavias even though the Octavia would be the faster car...also much older demographic driving the Skoda therefore statistically less claims.
appearently NCB means nothing cos of my age :/
so i might only take it off the road for 4/5 months and use it again after my birthday and declare it off the road tax wise and just start it all up again when insurance will be cheaper again when im that extra year older
again the britton crowd im with at the moment are pulling ahead price wise beating everyone else.
They take it into account when calculating your premium that your age will change in 5 months when it's your birthday you know...
I think the insurance is also lower on higher litre engines because of the running costs and the individuals capability to afford the cost of running a 1.4 civic is very little compared to a say 2.5litre 325I
In a twisted way, they see it that in the economy at the moment if you can afford to run a high powered car you must be somewhat sensible, by having the means to afford it, the majority of lads would have some degree of struggle to cover the day to day costs, let alone the cost of the car, so they get a lower power engine, but as it costs less, the insurance hit them with high rates assuming they can afford it.
It's just a guess I'm throwing out, as im 24 and drive an 05 st, my insurance is 500, my mate drives an 06 m5, her insurance is 700, while a mate of ours drives a 98 1.4l colt and her insurance is 1100...
How they manage to work it out is beyond me, but that's where my guess is coming from.
Cost of parts, frequency of claims and thefts. Chav factor too.
i think this is gonna be a very sad time so.
my lil baby
being everywhere with her
we have a special bond together <3
Sounds like another daft theory to me, an ST170 you have is it?