Written by a Guest Blogger
Insurance is incredibly expensive, especially for those who are young, or haven’t been driving for very long. The exact amount that you will be charged is influenced by a number of different determiners, such as your age, driving history, and various risk factors.
Luckily, if you need to keep costs to a minimum, then there are lots of things that you can do. One of the simplest is to make sure that you choose a car that won’t be an arm and a leg to insure. Vehicles are split into a number of different insurance groups, and this means that some models will cost far more than others to find cover for.
If you’re looking for some cost-efficient cars around, then here are five that you might like to consider…
#1: Chevrolet Spark
The Chevrolet Spark’s aesthetic appeal is certainly an acquired taste, but it’s one of the cheapest options around. Economical to buy and keep, it also has a sterling safety record, which helps to push its insurance premiums to a minimum. Compact and neat on the outside, it’s great for maneuvering around city streets, yet surprisingly spacious inside, offering sufficient seating for five adults in its deceptively large interior. Although its performance does leave a little to be desired, it’s still practical, versatile, and durable, with a longevity and reliability that will make your wallet rejoice.
#2: Volkswagen Up!
The Volkswagen Up! is another easy and economical choice to add to your list of options. As the lauded manufacturer’s new flagship car, it actually offers a surprisingly sophisticated drive for such a budget vehicle, as well as fuel economy and reliability to boot. Voted as ‘Car of the Year’ by What Car? in 2012, it was awarded a well deserved 5-star rating in its Euro NCAP assessment, making it a definite contender for your next motor.
#3: Hyundai i10
The i10 offering from Hyundai is another cheap and cheerful model that you might want to consider for your new drive. With a place in car insurance group one, it’s much more economical to run than its predecessors, and that’s good news for every buyer on a budget. Still, you’ll get an awful lot for the amount you’re paying, thanks to a specification filled with entertainment features, as well as typical Hyundai durability and performance. Voted as the ‘Best City Car’ at 2014’s Car of the Year Awards, the i10 offers fantastic value for money and a strong, smooth drive.
#4: Skoda Citigo
The Citigo is another option for you to consider. This fantastic offering from Skoda has also earned its place in car insurance group one, making it cheap and cheerful to keep. With a low purchase price, solid engineering, and great fuel economy, it costs next to nothing to run, helping to keep your outgoings to a minimum. If you’re in the market for a chic yet spacious new city car, then look no further than this made to measure motor.
#5: Smart ForTwo
Last but not least, why not take a look at the Smart ForTwo? Cheap, city smart, and suave, this neat and compact little motor is great for transporting you around those busy big town streets. Its pint-sized exterior makes it perfect for squeezing into the smallest of spaces, and also helps to keep your costs down. If you want the ideal run-around for the young professional, then this one may be for you.
Which car will you choose?