Sports Car Insurance Rates

Posted by Mrs Money on August 28th, 2010

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The other day I received our car insurance premium bills in the mail (along with our homeowners insurance policy bill, car tag registration on both cars, plus a driver’s license renewal notification!). We put aside money each month in an ING savings account nicknamed “car insurance” so that when the time comes, I transfer the money to our main account and pay the bill. It works out really well for us, and I am glad that we are able to pay six months worth of car insurance at a time. By paying in full for six months, we receive a discount and avoid paying a monthly installment fee.

Da Stang
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Owning and operating a car is a huge expense. Every year, you’ve got depreciation, registration and tags, and car insurance to pay for. Seeing that Mr. Money and I keep getting older, our insurance premiums will hopefully stay the same or decrease a little as our cars age and we supposedly become more responsible. I’ll tell you though- when I opened my car insurance bill, I never expected that our 8 year old car would cost more to insure than our 5 year old vehicle!!

For six months worth of car insurance on our 2005 Ford Freestyle, we paid 255.15.

For six months worth of car insurance on our 2002 Ford Mustang, we paid 305.10!

I think it’s crazy that a vehicle that is three years older and worth less than the other costs more to insure. I guess that’s part of the expense of owning a sports car.

I’ll tell you- the next vehicle I own will either be a hybrid that is a few years old so that I can save money on gas, or it will be a compact car like the Ford Focus. I’m done with owning gas hogs and sports cars! I don’t put enough value into driving a sports car to make it worth the extra expense.

I should be glad that our car insurance is only 305.10 for six months on the Mustang. I know at one point we paid around $500 a month with Geico to insure the vehicle. Of course, I was also 20 years old, so that probably was a huge factor. :) All in all, I’m thankful that our car insurance is now something we can easily afford, and have the means to pay it in full for six months. I’m just still surprised that the older car costs more to insure.

Did the insurance rates affect which type of vehicle you purchased? How much is your car insurance?

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7 Responses to “Sports Car Insurance Rates”


  1. I haven’t checked rates before purchasing a car previously, but I am going to do it next time. We are thrilled to be driving older cars and watching the insurance bills fall. I do not want a new car. :)

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  2. Angel says:

    we have a 2003 Subaru Forrester and a 1984 Mecedes Benz 300CD (I was hoping to convert this to run on WVO but run it on biodiesel right now instead). we pay $795 total for both for 6 months (but we pay monthly, i want to look at paying it bi-yearly like you do).

    have you researched about the cost of a hybrid car’s battery? i haven’t looked into it, but i heard that the cost of a new battery will be very expensive. i was just thinking about it when i saw that you want to look into a used hybrid. maybe you could do a post about it?

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