Posted by PacKat on March 17, 2005, 2:28 pm
Does the insurance for a Prius considerable higher, and how
much higher, than other standard car of the same price
Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 17, 2005, 10:50 pm
I don't believe there's any difference.
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Posted by Kevin Kirkeby on March 17, 2005, 10:52 pm
My experience with the insurance is that the liability for property damage
is higher than the Saturn SL it replaced. Might have something to do with
body weight being almost 70% more than the Saturn. Otherwise, insurance is
reasonably similar. There isn't a high demand for the car in the aftermarket
parts arena (new model year) nor the steal and resell market (every part has
a VIN on it somewhere and it would be like joyriding in an exotic import,
just not enough of them to blend into the background.)
Posted by PacKat on March 18, 2005, 12:13 am
Kevin Kirkeby wrote:
My insurer Geico, just gave me a quote.
- Ford Explorer V8 1997 $91
- Prius 2005 $12
Posted by dbs__usenet on March 18, 2005, 2:45 am
That sounds about right. The explorer is older and worth less, but has
a higher risk than a car. The Prius is brand new and thus has a higher
I love insurance; In the past 30 years I've been told my insurance was
going up because;
o I was under 25
o I was male
o I was single
o I had a sports car
o I had a 4x4
o I was under 32
o I had a teenager with a license
o I had a brand new car
o I had a car with only two seats
o I had too many tickets.
My mom got a shock when she was told that her insurance was going
up because she'd been driving more than 45 years (or was it 40???).
That appears to be a loophole to avoid age discrimination suits.
She pointed out that she did not get her license till the mid 60s.
They had to admit that they guessed at how long she'd driven from her age.
The insurance for my brand new Prius (in 2002) was not much more than my
10 year old ford 4x4.