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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The production car will closely resemble the concept, when it goes on sale in 2017. "Motorsports and sports cars are deeply rooted in the DNA of Groupe Renault," said Carlos...

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Skoda unveils VisionS

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Skoda unveils VisionS

Hinting at a future SUV design language, the VisionS is influenced by Czech Cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art, with the contoured surfaces accentuated further by the Island-Green...

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New Toyota Aygo x-clusiv flagship

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New Toyota Aygo x-clusiv flagship

The new 2016 x-clusiv takes its place at the top of the range, while Toyota says the newcomer has 'the kind of luxury features more commonly found on larger (and...

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SsangYong to launch XLV in Geneva

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SsangYong to launch XLV in Geneva

Providing more carrying capacity and practicality, the Tivoli XLV was shown as the XLV Air concept in Frankfurt last year, and following 'extremely favourable feedback' the company has decided put...

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BMW M2 Coupe gets M Performance upgrades

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BMW M2 Coupe gets M Performance upgrades

From next month, the dynamic qualities and the visual appearance of the M2 Coupe can be further enhanced with the newly presented range of BMW M Performance Parts. They comprise...

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Eagle unveils E-Type Spyder GT

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Eagle unveils E-Type Spyder GT

The British company has conducted complete and compromise free restorations on original Jaguar E-Types for over thirty years - aiming to 'refine, develop and deliver exceptional engineering for the Jaguar...

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New BMW M760Li xDrive V12 revealed

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New BMW M760Li xDrive V12 revealed

Debuting the M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 engine, headline performance figures of 600hp and 800Nm of torque ensure a 0-62mph time of just 3.9 seconds, on to a limited top...

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Riversimple tease new hydrogen car

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Riversimple tease new hydrogen car

Riversimple have designed what its describes as a 'radically different hydrogen powered car'. Penned by Chris Reitz, former design chief for the Fiat 500, the car emits a tiny amount...

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Lexus to unveil LC 500h in Geneva

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Lexus to unveil LC 500h in Geneva

Powered by Lexus's next generation hybrid powertrain, the 'Multi Stage Hybrid System' found in the LC 500h coupe will provide 'higher performance, more driving pleasure and greater efficiency'.The LC made...

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Last true Italian Lamborghini Diablo up …

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Last true Italian Lamborghini Diablo up for auction

Believed to be the very last Lamborghini to leave the Sant'Agata factory before German brand Volkswagen took full ownership, Diablo SV will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions' sale at the...

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New BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

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New BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition

Available for a limited period only, the paintwork has been created exclusively for this car - Protonic Red with Frozen Grey metallic accents. The colour scheme is complemented by BMW...

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White remains UK's most popular new car …

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White remains UK's most popular new car colour

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show demand for a white car growing 2.2 per cent to 564,393 units. Of the 2,635,518 new cars registered...

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Nissan updates X-Trail and Pulsar

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Nissan updates X-Trail and Pulsar

Until the end of March buyers of the X-Trail can upgrade from five to seven seats free of charge - a saving of £900. The deal is available to both...

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SEAT unveils Ateca SUV

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SEAT unveils Ateca SUV

Deriving its name from a village in the west of Zaragoza, the Ateca is said to combine distinctive design, dynamic driving fun, urban versatility and compelling utility. Launching in the...

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Peugeot Traveller set for Geneva debut

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Peugeot Traveller set for Geneva debut

The Traveller's assertive design exudes strength and elegance, says Peugeot, while introducing features of the brand's SUV and car range to the MPV segment.Sitting on a new chassis, adapted from...

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Opel to launch compact Ampera-e

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Opel to launch compact Ampera-e

The five-door hatchback is part of a major new model offensive which will see 29 new vehicles launched between 2016 and 2020. Opel says the Ampera-e will be affordably priced...

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Scottish Motor Show E-Type restored

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Scottish Motor Show E-Type restored

Chassis No. 15 was the fifteenth right hand drive fixed head coupe E-Type to leave Jaguar's production line in 1961 and was used as a press car at the Scottish...

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Honda to debut Civic Hatchback Prototype…

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Honda to debut Civic Hatchback Prototype in Geneva

The Prototype previews the exterior design of the all-new hatchback Civic model, scheduled for a European launch in early 2017. Produced in the UK , the car will be exported...

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nanoFlowcell QUANTiNO granted road licen…

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nanoFlowcell QUANTiNO granted road licence

First test drives of the latest model from the QUANT range are planned for later in 2016. The nanoFlowcell power unit enables a range of over 600 miles (precise range...

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Abarth to appear at London Classic Car S…

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Abarth to appear at London Classic Car Show

The performance car brand's exhibition stand will feature new and old - with plans to show the recently-launched Abarth biposto Record alongside the classic Monoposto Record Class G racing car...

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Datsun GO-cross Concept debuts in Delhi

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Datsun GO-cross Concept debuts in Delhi

The crossover concept is the brand's vision for a potential Datsun GO/GO+ family expansion into high-growth SUV markets.Datsun Executive Design Director Koji Nagano says: "Although it is a pure show...

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Subaru XV Concept teased ahead of Geneva…

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Subaru XV Concept teased ahead of Geneva debut

The shadowy, front-three-quarter detail image depicts a rugged, aggressively-styled, SUV-type vehicle. Bold, five-spoke alloy wheels are finished in black with red detailing around the cut-outs, contrasting with the concept car's...

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Mourinho keeps his cool as he masters ic…

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Mourinho keeps his cool as he masters ice driving

The ex-Chelsea football manager was testing a high performance Jaguar F-PACE S prototype as part of an extreme driver training experience just 40 miles from the Arctic Circle.In temperatures as...

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Subaru XV crossover gets a facelift

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Subaru XV crossover gets a facelift

Updates to the 2016 model follow changes made last year to the suspension and steering, designed to deliver improvements to the ride and handling. The upgraded XV interior features higher...

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Ferrari reveals new GTC4Lusso

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Ferrari reveals new GTC4Lusso

Ferrari says the GTC4Lusso brings unprecedented versatility to the Prancing Horse brand, building on the work of its predecessor, the FF, which won over a new, younger client base that...

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New Citroen SpaceTourer to debut in Gene…

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New Citroen SpaceTourer to debut in Geneva

The SpaceTourer combines 'comfort and practicality' with dynamic performance and what Citroen calls 'remarkable fuel efficiency'. Built on a new modular EMP2-based platform, a variant of the one used by...

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New Renault KWID revealed in India

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New Renault KWID revealed in India

The KWID is currently enjoying record success in India with 90,000 orders already taken for the model since its launch four months ago. Renault is keen to build on the...

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Mercedes confirms new SL pricing

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Mercedes confirms new SL pricing

The SL range comprises of four petrol engines. The entry level SL 400 comes with a 4.0-litre V6 engine (175 g/km of CO2), which produces 367 hp - 34 hp...

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More power for flagship Audi RS Q3 Perfo…

04-02-2016 Hits:1034 Car Reviews and News

More power for flagship Audi RS Q3 Performance

Joining RS 6 and RS 7 performance variants in the new wave of models positioned above regular RS equivalents, the RS Q3 performance boasts improved acceleration on the way to...

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Vauxhall Mokka facelift adds X appeal

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Vauxhall Mokka facelift adds X appeal

Incorporating cues from Vauxhall's new design philosophy, the new model is the first to introduce the "X" segment identifier for future Vauxhall SUV and crossover vehicles.The Mokka X's refreshed interior...

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Pininfarina teases Geneva-bound concept …

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Pininfarina teases Geneva-bound concept car

The Turin-based automotive design house, recently acquired by Indian automaker Mahindra, describes the concept car as an 'innovative stylistic and technological jewel' but there are no other details beyond what...

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Kia confirms pricing for new Sportage

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Kia confirms pricing for new Sportage

There are 18 variants on offer priced from £17,995 on the road and for the first time, GT-Line versions are added to the range, starting at £24,350. The flagship of...

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TyreSafe targets mums-to-be to get babie…

03-02-2016 Hits:1102 Car Reviews and News

TyreSafe targets mums-to-be to get babies home safely

The shocking statistic comes from a TyreSafe survey of more than 100,000 tyres at the point of replacement conducted in partnership with Highways England.With this in mind, TyreSafe - the...

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