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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Ford extends Approved used car scheme

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Ford extends Approved used car scheme

Only dealer-owned Ford cars qualify for Approved status. As well as being under five years old, they must also have covered less than 70,000 miles. The Ford Direct scheme (launched...

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Special edition VW Transporter marks 60t…

11-07-2014 Hits:303 Car Reviews and News

Special edition VW Transporter marks 60th anniversary

The new T5 Transporter model replaces the current Sportline and comes in short and long wheelbase guises as either a Kombi or panel van. It's distinguished externally from the rest...

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Astra GTC gets new diesel engine

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Astra GTC gets new diesel engine

The engine replaces the 1.7 CDTi, delivering 320Nm torque (up 20Nm) and 136PS (an increase of 6PS)  through an improved six-speed manual transmission.Available in Sport, Limited Edition and SRi trims,...

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Lexus NX debuts at Flower Show

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Lexus NX debuts at Flower Show

Offering an early opportunity for a closer look at the new model, ahead of its official launch in October, the Lexus NX will be on display at the Quiet Mark...

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Mitsubishi expands Shogun line-up

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Mitsubishi expands Shogun line-up

Mitsubishi describes the new model as a progressive evolution, 'combining four-wheel drive go-anywhere ability with bold, muscular styling'. The SWB Barbarian features a bold front grille - incorporating short front...

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Exagon Furtive-eGT set for Salon Prive

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Exagon Furtive-eGT set for Salon Prive

The Furtive-eGT features bespoke running gear developed by Exagon in cooperation with SAFT (Li-ion battery manufacturer) and Michelin (axles and tyres), and is married to two purpose-built Siemens electric motors....

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New Vauxhall Corsa revealed

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New Vauxhall Corsa revealed

Set for production later this year, the new Corsa is near-identical in length to the current model but almost every other element of its design and engineering has changed, improving...

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Volkswagen facelifts Scirocco

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Volkswagen facelifts Scirocco

The Scirocco's shape has been refined and modernised with new headlights and tail lights, as well as revised bumper styling. The new front bumper features aerodynamic 'blades' in the outer...

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Vauxhall creates 550 new jobs in the UK

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Vauxhall creates 550 new jobs in the UK

Around 300 new jobs will be secured at the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire which currently operates on two shifts, but as sales volumes build, more employees are required to...

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New engine for Infiniti Q50

08-07-2014 Hits:345 Car Reviews and News

New engine for Infiniti Q50

The lightweight 1991cc turbocharged petrol 4-cylinder engine develops 350Nm of torque and 211PS of power which is transmitted through a 7-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels, with flexible and...

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Honda Civic Black Edition revealed

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Honda Civic Black Edition revealed

The special edition Civic is available with either the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel or 1.8 i-VTEC petrol engine, and combines a number of gloss black elements to give a bold, muscular...

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Last Caterham Superlight R500 heads for …

08-07-2014 Hits:342 Car Reviews and News

Last Caterham Superlight R500 heads for Peru

After accumulating five-star reviews following its launch in 2008, the 2.0-litre, 263bhp pocket rocket, which is capable of reaching 60mph in just 2.88 seconds, later featured on Top Gear TV's...

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F-Type Project 7 makes dynamic debut

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F-Type Project 7 makes dynamic debut

In celebration of the Jaguar D-type's 60th anniversary - a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7's genesis - the F-Type Project 7 completed...

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Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 British Grand P…

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Lewis Hamilton wins 2014 British Grand Prix

Hamilton was able to reel in team mate and current Championship leader Nico Rosberg both on the track and in the Drivers' Standings after the German was forced to retire...

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Jeep Cherokee Territory Tour comes to th…

07-07-2014 Hits:370 Car Reviews and News

Jeep Cherokee Territory Tour comes to the UK

The set-up, which include steep climbs, descents, ramps and axle twists, will be made available to the public in London, which has been chosen as one of four major European...

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All-new Volkswagen Passat revealed

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All-new Volkswagen Passat revealed

Volkswagen says everything in the car is new: its design, technologies and engines, and for the first time, there will also be a plug-in hybrid drive option. The eighth-generation Passat...

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Volkswagen Transporter turns 60

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Volkswagen Transporter turns 60

The T1 marked the start of a revolution in the commercial vehicle industry, and is now one of the world's biggest-selling vehicles in its sector.The Transporter has evolved significantly through...

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Nissan Pulsar pricing confirmed

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Nissan Pulsar pricing confirmed

Nissan's first UK entrant into the C-segment for quite some time features advanced technology and offers 'sector-leading' levels of cabin space, says Nissan.From launch, the Pulsar will be available in...

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Vauxhall Vivaro van tested to extremes

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Vauxhall Vivaro van tested to extremes

According to Vauxhall the tests are designed to validate the 'agility, durability and safety' of every new Vivaro van, are apparently now seen as commonplace among the 1200-strong workforce at...

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Volkswagen Golf Match replaces SE model

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Volkswagen Golf Match replaces SE model

The new Golf SE Match adds front and rear parking sensors, front fog lights and a mirror pack, which consists of automatically-folding door mirrors with puddle lights and reverse-activated dipping...

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Denise Van Outen launches 'Road Trip Fro…

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Denise Van Outen launches 'Road Trip From Smell'

The trip sees three competition winners touring Europe on an 18 day road trip. Armed with Febreze CAR Vent Clips to ward off unwelcome odours, they will take on a...

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Lexus adds 300h Executive Edition to IS …

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Lexus adds 300h Executive Edition to IS range

Already representing savings with low tax and running costs delivered by its hybrid powertrain - Lexus is offering further savings by adding the new model to the range. That's because...

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Citroen reveals limited Edition DS 3 DSi…

02-07-2014 Hits:442 Car Reviews and News

Citroen reveals limited Edition DS 3 DSign Noire

The new special edition joins the DS 3 DSign by Benefit, inspired by the cosmetic company's rosy lip and cheek stain, and the DS 3 DStyle by Benefit, inspired by...

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New Toyota Yaris prices confirmed

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New Toyota Yaris prices confirmed

Introducing a new UK grade structure, the 2014 Yaris line-up offers more choice, more equipment options and advanced features for on-board comfort, communications, safety and style. The range consists of...

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5-door MINI Hatch production underway

01-07-2014 Hits:400 Car Reviews and News

5-door MINI Hatch production underway

A first for MINI production at the Cowley factory, the new 5-door marks another phase in the roll-out of a £750 million investment programme across BMW Group UK's production facilities...

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Formula E racing finale to be held in Lo…

01-07-2014 Hits:406 Car Reviews and News

Formula E racing finale to be held in London

The announcement came at London's Roundhouse last night, where a host of celebrities, VIPs, MPs, teams, drivers and press gathered to celebrate the official Global Launch of the Formula E...

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Infiniti and Mercedes team up to build p…

01-07-2014 Hits:586 Car Reviews and News

Infiniti and Mercedes team up to build premium compact cars

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dieter Zetsche announced today that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, that will oversee...

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Volkswagen XL1 to cost £100k

30-06-2014 Hits:512 Car Reviews and News

Volkswagen XL1 to cost £100k

A total production run of around 200 XL1s are being built at Volkswagen's Osnabruck factory in Germany, a proportion of which will be made available for the UK. The first...

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MG3 Trophy Championship concept marks MG…

30-06-2014 Hits:470 Car Reviews and News

MG3 Trophy Championship concept marks MG's 90th year

Celebrating 90 years of the MG marque, the 204 bhp concept joined a display of historic, current and future MGs. The MG3 Trophy Championship concept is based on the current...

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Aston Martin reveals DP-100 Vision Gran …

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Aston Martin reveals DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

Developed in-house by the Design team at Aston Martin, the DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a virtual-only GT racer that will be available to download in July, following a global...

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New Ford Focus ST debuts at Goodwood

27-06-2014 Hits:531 Car Reviews and News

New Ford Focus ST debuts at Goodwood

The most advanced Focus ST yet offers new chassis control technologies, tuned suspension and steering, and bespoke tyre specification for a more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience. And for...

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Peugeot reveals limited edition 208 GTi …

27-06-2014 Hits:571 Car Reviews and News

Peugeot reveals limited edition 208 GTi 30th

Peugeot has reinterpreted the iconic GTi in a more radical version with a new Euro6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 300Nm of torque and maximum power increased to a symbolic...

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