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    • scrumpyjax
    • By scrumpyjax 6th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
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    young driver insurance
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    • 6th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
    young driver insurance 6th Oct 17 at 12:16 PM
    Hi...My 17yr old wants his first car and he's taking lessons.
    I've been trying to get a rough idea of the insurance cost for him but because he hasn't got a car yet I've got nowhere.
    Its going to be a 1.2 ..but that's all I know.
    Is there anyway round this??
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    • Jsnb88
    • By Jsnb88 6th Oct 17, 12:36 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 12:36 PM
    Check on the car before you insure, my girlfriend passed (aged 21) and I bought my grandads seat Ibiza 1 litre as a surprise, got home the quotes where ridiculous (around £2400), picked a c3 the next day and payed about £1200 with a black box
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 6th Oct 17, 12:56 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 12:56 PM
    Think boy racer cars and go for the opposite so a C3.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • Aretnap
    • By Aretnap 6th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
    Look on a price comparison site, enter his details and try inputting a few different types of car - that'll give you an idea, and also give you some guidance on what type of car to go for. As above note that even with small, low powered cars there's a lot of difference. And a small lower powered car isn't necessarily cheapest - some people have found that a very boring, grown up car like a Mondeo or an old Volvo can be quite cheap for young drivers - basically because no self-respecting boy racer would be seen dead in one.

    (Pay no attention to "insurance groups" which are a marketing gimmick used by people who sell small engined cars and have little or no correlation to actual insurance prices)

    Also when getting quotes enter his details as if he's just passed his test, as the premium for a newly qualified young driver will be a lot higher than for a learner.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
    Roughly £1200 - £8000. £8000 for a £600 Freelander.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
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