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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Peugeot to demo 208 Hybrid 2L in Paris

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Peugeot to demo 208 Hybrid 2L in Paris

The 2L stands for two litres per 100km, which is equivalent to 141mpg, with the model based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-litre PureTech 82hp 5-seater Hatchback.To...

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Toyota teases C-HR concept

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Toyota teases C-HR concept

Revealing the company's vision for a compact crossover model, the C-HR concept combines a new design language with an 'engaging driving experience' says Toyota and will include a hybrid powertrain.Taking...

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SsangYong XIV- Air and Adventure concept…

12-09-2014 Hits:421 Car Reviews and News

SsangYong XIV- Air and Adventure concepts set for Paris

The XIV-Air and XIV-Adventure are near production ready concepts of the soon to be launched X100. Based on the brand's development philosophy of 'Robust, Specialty and Premium' and the design...

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Mercedes B-Class gets a nip and tuck

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Mercedes B-Class gets a nip and tuck

The revised B-Class includes a new bumper with a wide radiator trim with two louvres, as well as daytime running lights in the headlamps. The rear bumper has also been...

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Toyota unveils Urban Utility concept

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Toyota unveils Urban Utility concept

Toyota's Californian based Calty design studio created the vehicle, which was inspired by America's new DIY movement. 'Do-it-yourself' is enjoying a big revival in American cities where, Toyota says, a...

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New Citroen C4 Cactus to cost under &pou…

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New Citroen C4 Cactus to cost under £13k

Featuring concept car looks, crossover styling cues and a broad range of customisation options, the C4 Cactus includes new Airbump technology feature. Fitted to the front and rear doors, the...

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Peugeot 508 gets mid-life facelift

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Peugeot 508 gets mid-life facelift

The 508 range now includes a more refined engine line-up, and features an all-new diesel-only RXH model. With major changes in exterior and interior styling, the 508 includes a bold...

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BMW reveals pricing for 2 Series Convert…

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BMW reveals pricing for 2 Series Convertible

The new car replaces the 1 Series Convertible, and will be available with a choice of four engines, including a new 2.0-litre diesel for the 220d and, for the first...

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Honda unveils HR-V

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Honda unveils HR-V

The HR-V is Honda's new entry into Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment and features an exterior design that echoes that of a Coupe, says Honda, with sharp, dynamic lines that...

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Mercedes AMG GT revealed

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Mercedes AMG GT revealed

Featuring a lightweight aluminium construction and powered by a newly developed AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine - the first sports car engine with internally mounted turbochargers and dry sump lubrication...

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Vauxhall revives Viva name for all-new h…

10-09-2014 Hits:385 Car Reviews and News

Vauxhall revives Viva name for all-new hatch

The Viva will become the entry-level model to Vauxhall's small car line-up, joining the A-sector ADAM and the popular Corsa supermini.Vauxhall says it will offer 'an extremely attractive price point',...

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Jaguar reveals XE at star-studded event

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Jaguar reveals XE at star-studded event

The rear-wheel drive XE was launched with a live performances from Emeli Sande on the River Thames and then at Earls Court. Sande sung her FEEL XE track, 'Feels Like',...

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Daimler reveals electric DENZA for China

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Daimler reveals electric DENZA for China

It's the first joint venture dedicated to electric vehicles in China, with the DENZA manufactured at a modern production line that follows Daimler's proven production management system. The 'made in...

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Mercedes confirms prices for S 500 Plug-…

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Mercedes confirms prices for S 500 Plug-in Hybrid

In the UK the car will be offered in long wheelbase form and offers 100.9 mpg, emits 65 g/km of CO2, and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2-seconds...

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Peugeot reveals new 308 GT

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Peugeot reveals new 308 GT

Available in Hatchback and Estate body styles, both models feature new styling, performance-oriented engines and bespoke chassis modifications to create a lowered ride height. The GT includes subtle changes to...

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Lotus Elise S Cup gears up for launch

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Lotus Elise S Cup gears up for launch

After a successful first season of racing the Elise S Cup R completes its next stage of development. Lotus aims to bring a touch of motorsport to the road-going Elise,...

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Volkswagen unveils Amarok Dark Label

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Volkswagen unveils Amarok Dark Label

Only 300 vehicles will be made available to UK customers, with the Amarok Dark Label set to feature Volkswagen's top of the range 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine, offering up...

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Nissan Pulsar hits UK showrooms

05-09-2014 Hits:374 Car Reviews and News

Nissan Pulsar hits UK showrooms

The all-new family hatchback challenger combines bold design, technical innovations and 'class leading' interior space. The Pulsar includes many in-car technologies, some of which are brand new to the sector...

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Citroen reveals Divine DS concept

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Citroen reveals Divine DS concept

Described as 'spectacular, elegant and enchanting' the concept features a subtle shimmer in the metallic grey bodywork, 'DS Wings' at the front and a unique roof design. On the inside,...

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Audi facelifts A6 and S6 range

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Audi facelifts A6 and S6 range

The revisions, including upgraded lighting options, a new infotainment system and new transmissions extends across the whole A6 range to the new A6 allroad, S6, S6 Avant and RS 6...

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Peugeot Exalt Concept set for Paris Moto…

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Peugeot Exalt Concept set for Paris Motor Show

The bodywork features shades of grey that emanate from the bare steel covering the majority of the distinctive 'Shark Skin' rear end. Inside, the 'Newspaper Wood' finish borrows (literally) from...

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Hyundai reveals full spec for new i20

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Hyundai reveals full spec for new i20

The new generation i20 has been designed and developed in Europe, with Hyundai underlining three key attributes, 'class-leading interior space, high-technology and comfort-enhancing features, and clean, refined design.'The new B-segment...

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All-new Mazda MX-5 unveiled

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All-new Mazda MX-5 unveiled

The MKIV model, which features an adaptation of Mazda's 'KODO - Soul of Motion design', comes with SKYACTIV technology, including specially tuned SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and the first rear-wheel drive...

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Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

03-09-2014 Hits:370 Car Reviews and News

Land Rover reveals new Discovery Sport

The first member of the new Discovery family, the Sport features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing 5-seat premium SUVs. The SUV is the first Land Rover...

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Vauxhall unveils ADAM Rocks Air

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Vauxhall unveils ADAM Rocks Air

A new wider stance is supported by a chassis that is 15mm higher and includes protective cladding to create a wider crossover body style. Parts of the chassis have been...

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Infiniti Q70 saloon to debut in Paris

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Infiniti Q70 saloon to debut in Paris

Aesthetic changes bring the look closer to that of the all-new Q50 mid-size premium saloon. Both the front and rear bumpers become more chiselled in their appearance, while headlights maintain...

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All-new 'classic' Atalanta to debut at H…

02-09-2014 Hits:356 Car Reviews and News

All-new 'classic' Atalanta to debut at Hampton Court

The 'new classic' will debut at the third International Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace (5-7 September).The all-new Atalanta employs relevant modern technology to enhance performance and safety. 90%...

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Goodwood Revival to honour Jackie Stewar…

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Goodwood Revival to honour Jackie Stewart

Stewart will take part in each of the three afternoon parades. Stewart was spotted testing in early 1964 by Goodwood track manager Robin Mackay, who helped to arrange a Formula...

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Price freeze for refreshed Ford Focus

02-09-2014 Hits:386 Car Reviews and News

Price freeze for refreshed Ford Focus

Ford has also confirmed the range-topping Titanium and Titanium X versions will cost £100 less than the current equivalents. The new Focus range retains a six-series line-up of Studio (from...

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New Skoda Fabia rolls off production lin…

01-09-2014 Hits:385 Car Reviews and News

New Skoda Fabia rolls off production line

The new Fabia features 'innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems' from higher car segments says to Skoda. The new model demonstrates the company's new design language with 'smooth proportions, crystalline...

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Vauxhall teases more details of new Cors…

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Vauxhall teases more details of new Corsa

With a new interior, IntelliLink connectivity comes as standard on most models. The new Corsa will include a host of driver assistance systems many of which, Vauxhall says, are unrivalled...

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Zenos announces more powerful E10 S

01-09-2014 Hits:362 Car Reviews and News

Zenos announces more powerful E10 S

Available in both RHD and LHD, the E10 S is a road legal, track focused step-in two seater with Lotus Elise type proportions. A 250hp mid-mounted transverse turbo charged 2.0-litre...

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