Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Souped-up Subaru drivers are safest on the road

Comparison site moneysupermarket.com analysed over 13 million car insurance quotes run on its website over 12 months, and of the nation's top 35 favourite car brands it found Subaru drivers make the fewest number of claims for motor accidents, followed by drivers of smart cars and Fiats.

In fact, Subaru drivers are less likely to be younger drivers, and more likely to be in their thirties and forties and insuring the popular Impreza model. With lower claims rates than other models this indicates that Impreza owners are in fact careful about looking after their prized wheels.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: "A turn up for the motoring books! The Subaru is shedding its image of a car for pure petrol heads, and is actually being driven by older, safer drivers instead of the 'drive it like they stole it' younger motoring generation.

"Interestingly though, the fact that Subaru drivers are least likely to make a claim, doesn't directly translate into them paying the cheapest premiums. While claims are one factor insurers take into account when setting premium prices, other factors also play a part. These include the engine size, the number of miles you clock up, where you park, and your profession amongst other things. Smaller cars are generally cheaper to insure as the cost of repairs and parts are likely to be lower than those on more premium models. If you want to pay less for car insurance, it is worth considering these factors when choosing your motor as this will help reduce the overall cost of running a car."

The Fiat Cinquecento - despite being immortalised by hapless teenage driver Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners - is the individual car model least likely to claimed for.

The research also unearthed the nation's claims calamities. Analysis of car brands reveals drivers of the Spanish made SEAT, Korean built Kia and British produced MINI take the top spots for most likely to make a claim for an 'at fault' motor accident.

Posted on 17.07.2013

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17-10-2014 Hits:350 Car Reviews and News

Bentley and Vertu launch luxury smartphone

The 'Vertu for Bentley' handset is the first joint product release from a new five-year partnership between the two British luxury brands.The Vertu for Bentley smartphone runs on an Android...

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Detroit Electric gears up for SP:01 with…

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Detroit Electric gears up for SP:01 with new look

The new look is described by the US company as featuring a 'recharged corporate logo and colour palette'. Reverting to the original round Detroit Electric badge, the new logo has...

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Short film pairs Abbey Clancy and Vauxha…

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Short film pairs Abbey Clancy and Vauxhall Adam

The film brings to life the sound and style of rock and roll and 'explores the expression of individuality through fashion, music and attitude' says Vauxhall. It also showcases the...

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Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles wor…

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Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles worldwide

The Toyota recall affects fuel component issues and faulty brake installations on cars not sold in the UK. The effected Lexus vehicles were sold here and have fuel delivery pipes...

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Infiniti supports 'Paras' Touring Car te…

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Infiniti supports 'Paras' Touring Car team

The 'Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing' team has the specific aim of helping raise both awareness and funds for 'Support Our Paras' - the official charity of The British Army's...

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Audi teases new show car for LA

15-10-2014 Hits:361 Car Reviews and News

Audi teases new show car for LA

It's the first car developed under the direction of new Head of Audi Design Marc Lichte, who was appointed the role in February 2014. According to Audi, the core competences...

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Prestige German brands dominate company …

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Prestige German brands dominate company car top ten

That's according to Sewells Research and Insight, an independent automotive research agency who found BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz are dominating the choices when it comes to the next company car.In...

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Land Rover art installation on London's …

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Land Rover art installation on London's Southbank

Taking pride of place outside the Southbank Centre's iconic Royal Festival Hall beside the River Thames, the 'Unstoppable Spirit' comprises two dramatic seven metre high sculptures and is the product...

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Maserati reveals Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegn…

14-10-2014 Hits:339 Car Reviews and News

Maserati reveals Ghibli Ermenegildo Zegna concept

Following on from the Quattroporte Zegna, limited to only 100 units, Maserati has continued its partnership with the Italian luxury fashion house unveiling a unique Ghibli concept car.The Maserati Ghibli...

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Carol Vorderman trials Vauxhall Ampera

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Carol Vorderman trials Vauxhall Ampera

Go Ultra Low, a partnership between the UK automotive industry and Government, is designed to encourage more drivers to consider ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). Vorderman was keen to get...

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Suzuki refreshes SX4 S-Cross line-up

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Suzuki refreshes SX4 S-Cross line-up

Suzuki says its internal research showed that 70 per cent of customers who purchased SX4 S-Cross chose SZ-T or SZ5 versions. Expanding the SZ-T range to include petrol powered CVT...

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Mazda2 named Japanese Car of the Year

13-10-2014 Hits:364 Car Reviews and News

Mazda2 named Japanese Car of the Year

Known as the Demio on home soil, the city car beat competition from the Mercedes C-Class at the event held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation on...

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Tesla reveals high-performnce Model S

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Tesla reveals high-performnce Model S

Tesla has announced details of the world's first dual electric motor production car, the Model S P85D. Read more......

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Vauxhall Corsa GPS world record attempt

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Vauxhall Corsa GPS world record attempt

The image is being generated by Jeremy Wood, one of the founders of GPS-art, but will have the final flourishes applied by motoring journalists as they test New Corsa for...

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All-new Mazda2 set for European launch

10-10-2014 Hits:348 Car Reviews and News

All-new Mazda2 set for European launch

The Japanese automaker has also confirmed performance figures from the four-strong engine line-up which includes a new low compression clean diesel.The all-new Mazda2 features SKYACTIV technology as well as embodying...

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Hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE debuts in P…

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Hybrid Volkswagen Passat GTE debuts in Paris

Equipped with progressive drive, assistance and infotainment systems, the eighth generation Passat line-up now includes a zero-emission, long-distance vehicle for the first time.Launched in the second half of next year...

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£11m Government fund for hydrogen …

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£11m Government fund for hydrogen fuel stations

In a major step to diversify the range of low emission vehicles available, the investment will see the UK's hydrogen infrastructure grow - with up to 15 new refuelling stations...

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Ferrari chief says emotional farewell

09-10-2014 Hits:376 Car Reviews and News

Ferrari chief says emotional farewell

An emotional Montezemolo said farewell in an speech given to hundreds of employees at Ferrari's GT Division, which was interrupted several times with long applause from the assembled audience.Reports from...

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Renault Captur gets new Signature flagsh…

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Renault Captur gets new Signature flagship model

This high spec model builds on the Dynamique S MediaNav version, with exclusive extras as standard. Chrome exterior details on the side strips, boot lid, front grille and fog lights...

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Skoda announces new Fabia pricing

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Skoda announces new Fabia pricing

The third-generation Fabia starts at £10,600 OTR for the entry-level S model which include six airbags, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, Stop/Start and electric front windows as standard.The 18-strong model line-up...

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Mercedes-AMG C 63 pricing revealed

08-10-2014 Hits:356 Car Reviews and News

Mercedes-AMG C 63 pricing revealed

While the Saloon comes in at under £60,00, the C 63 Estate starts at £60,995 and £67,745 OTR for the 510bhp C 63 S Estate. The S variant of the...

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Mercedes-AMG C 63 pricing revealed

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Mercedes-AMG C 63 pricing revealed

While the Saloon comes in at under £60,00, the C 63 Estate starts at £60,995 and £67,745 OTR for the 510bhp C 63 S Estate. The S variant of the...

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Toyota Prius+ restyled for 2015

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Toyota Prius+ restyled for 2015

With new styling details, equipment features and colour choices, it marks the first major changes for the hybrid Prius+ since it launched in 2012.The revised front-end features a new upper...

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Toyota Prius+ restyled for 2015

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Toyota Prius+ restyled for 2015

With new styling details, equipment features and colour choices, it marks the first major changes for the hybrid Prius+ since it launched in 2012.The revised front-end features a new upper...

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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS unveiled

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Porsche 911 Carrera GTS unveiled

Each of the four new 911 Carrera GTS models - a Coupe and a Cabriolet, available with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive - add further technical features to generate 'even...

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Refreshed Venturi America unveiled in Pa…

07-10-2014 Hits:348 Car Reviews and News

Refreshed Venturi America unveiled in Paris

The new variant features increased performances from the 407 HP twin-motor powerplant, resulting in a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 secondes. With extendend ground clearance, Venturi says the America combines...

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Nissan Juke NISMO RS to cost under &poun…

07-10-2014 Hits:343 Car Reviews and News

Nissan Juke NISMO RS to cost under £22k

The new RS model has undergone a thorough NISMO development programme and features a host of enhancements over the standard NISMO model. With more performance, a sharper chassis set-up, more...

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No Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty for 2015 C…

07-10-2014 Hits:363 Car Reviews and News

No Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty for 2015 Corsa

Instead, from January 2015, all new Vauxhalls will come with a reinforced 3 year/60k warranty which the company is describing as 'tailor-made for today's motorists'.Launched on 1 August 2010, existing...

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Hyundai reveals i40 48V Hybrid

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Hyundai reveals i40 48V Hybrid

The i40 48V Hybrid reduces CO2 emissions and fuel consumption significantly compared to the standard production model, yet only costs a quarter of a full hybrid solution to build. Based...

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Nissan Pulsar NISMO Concept revealed in …

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Nissan Pulsar NISMO Concept revealed in Paris

Although only a design study at this stage, Nissan says the concept explores styling and engineering possibilities of a sporting flagship for the Pulsar range.The concept is finished in satin...

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SsangYong unveils XIV-Air and XIV-Advent…

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SsangYong unveils XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure

The B-segment SUV is equipped with new technologies including a Stop/Start fuel saving system and three mode smart steering with electric power assistance, in addition to an all-wheel drive (AWD)...

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