Cheapest way to get car insurance for 17 year old male?


Just turn’t 17 years old, I have passed my theory test and currently doing driving lessons…

I have been looking around at car insurance and the cheapest quote so far for a vauxhall corsa (worth £1000) was £3500.00.. How can any young driver such as myself possibly afford this?

Are there any tips on…

The average at 18 is £4800 and that is why not many teens even bother to waste money on the tests now
What amazes me is the amout of teens, like yourself, that think they should or could afford to run a car. What is the point of it. Just because you are old enough it does not mean you have to do it. I realise that you would like to, you don’t need too though. I would like to pass a plane test but cannot afford to run the aeroplane so I am not going to bother spending the thousands to get the licence

From 21st December 2012 the European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers will no longer be able to take gender into account when calculating premiums. Young male drivers are expected to benefit from this with insurance premiums expected to reduce by around 10%. Unfortunately, young female drivers are expected to face an increase of up to 25%.

As a young male driver I would therefore recommend that you wait until after the 21st December to take out your car insurance policy.

If you use the site’s search facility and look at some of the other answers to this question the other thousand-odd times it’s been asked you’ll see the general consensus is that £3000-ish is about right.

That’s what teenage new drivers have to pay, until they can prove to the insurance companies that they’re not going to chuck their £1000 Corsa into a bus queue and cost them £1 million in compo from all the damage and injuries.

how can this be a surprise to you?

it is so high because 1 in 4 young male drivers hit the scenery or someone else very hard each year. The value of the car does not affect the cost of the accident. You either afford it, or don’t drive until you are older.

adding other drivers as named drivers, with you as main driver, may help – that way round is legal. The other way, as recommended by one answerer, is INSURANCE FRAUD and he is not actually insured.

it is the way things are.

You are going about this wrong. First, a 17 year old new driver is not going to find “cheap” insurance. Secondly, getting quotes online is NOT the best way to get quotes, let alone a “cheap” quote. Online quotes are notorious for being inaccurate and unreliable. For a real quote, for a reliable quote, for advice on how to keep the premium down and to get the best possible coverage at the best possible rate visit an insurer who has a local office staffed by full time professionals.

“How can any young driver such as myself possibly afford this?”

Many young drivers can’t.

Which is why many young drivers don’t own cars. At all.

Register the car in a parents name and have them as the sole insurer of the vehicle with you as a named driver. This worked for me for a couple of years until I was older and my insurance premium went down. Where I’m from, if I was to insure myself at 17 it was going to cost me about €3000. When I put myself as a named driver, it went down to about €1000 if I remember correctly.

For a new driver £3500 IS cheap and people afford it by paying monthly.

That’s the going rate. It’s not the value of your car but the damage you can do with it.

I suggest you to try this web site where you can compare quotes from the best companies: http://COVERAGEFINDER.NET/index.html?src…

RE :Cheapest way to get car insurance for 17 year old male?
Just turn’t 17 years old, I have passed my theory test and currently doing driving lessons…

I have been looking around at car insurance and the cheapest quote so far for a vauxhall corsa (worth £1000) was £3500.00.. How can any young driver such as myself possibly afford this?

Are there any tips on making this high price go down? It seems to me that when I add additional drivers the price decreases? any other tips?

Really appreciate any help guys, cheers.
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