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    Study: Cheaper cars are more expensive to insure
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    Life is not fair. That's about the only rational explanation we can offer for this little fact of life: A low MSRP is likely to mean big insurance payments. Citing information from Insure.com, MarketWatch says the average price to insure a 2012 Honda Civic sedan, for instance, is about $2,353 ...

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    Study: UK insurer says "reckless fog light drivers" cause 300,000 accidents a year
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    It would probably be easier for researchers to change tracks and start telling us what doesn't cause cancer or obesity or car accidents. Latest on the list of automotive smash-up causes, according to a study by UK insurer Swiftcover, are drivers leaving their fog lights on in good visibility. The ...

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    Report: Hagerty predicts this year's future classics
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    The world would be considerably less entertaining if we could all predict the future. Even so, the classic car gurus at Hagerty Insurance have cast a few chicken bones in an attempt to figure out which vehicles produced today might eventually turn collectible. The company restricted entrants to ...

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    Study: UK survey says Honda models most "pothole-proof"
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    A new study by Warranty Direct in the UK claims Honda makes vehicles that are the least-susceptible to damage from potholes. According to the company, only 1.4 percent of Honda owners submit a warranty claim for repair due to pothole damage. Compare that figure with the 12.2 percent of Chrysler ...

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    Report: Can removing your late spouse from your auto insurance policy raise your premium?
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    The auto insurance industry is strange. While past driving history plays a small role in deciding a driver's premium, insurance company research on prior claims determines a driver's likelihood of getting into an accident. That's why it's more expensive for young males to insure their vehicles ...

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    Video: State Farms teams up with... Ralph Macchio?
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    Admittedly, the U.S. doesn't offer the world's greatest driving instruction. By and large, young drivers are forced to rely on their parents to teach them how to handle themselves behind the wheel, which perpetuates a painful cycle of trans-generational bad habits. State Farm is out to cure that ...

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    Study: You think being a teen driver in the U.S. is costly? Try $18k/year in UK
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    If numbers compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists are accurate, you better start a successful Internet business as a teenager in the UK if you want to afford your first year of driving. In the guise of the "average" 17-year-old male driving a 2007 ("57-plate" in UK parlance) Kia Picanto ...

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    Study: More women lie on car insurance applications than men
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    There is a debate that's been raging for decades now, and it revolves around the extremely exciting world of car insurance. The discussion is centered on the topic of gender, and its relationship to insurance premiums. It seems that men, on average, have higher premiums compared to the ones ...

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    State Farm launches OnStar-like service called In-Drive
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    State Farm has partnered with Huges Telematics to introduce a new vehicle services system called In-Drive. The system offers up emergency response assistance, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, vehicle diagnostic alerts and maintenance alerts. Buyers can opt in for free after a $10 ...

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    Study: Cheaters claiming luxury cars as farm equipment for cheaper insurance
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    Perhaps it's time that insurance companies start taking a closer look the policies they dole out. San Francisco-based Quality Planning agrees, and that's why the company works with insurers to help cut down on some of the fraud found throughout the industry. One area that's a bit surprising? The ...

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    Report: Cost to insure a new UK driver? Nearly $10,000/year
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    According to The Daily Telegraph, young drivers in Britain can pay as much as £546 per month for auto insurance. That's around $890/month at current conversion rates. The report indicates that UK drivers between the ages of 17 and 22 years old pay an average of £5,957 – around ...

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    Infographic: Why is your car insurance so high?
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    Car insurance rates are determined with a host of factors in mind. Objective items like a motorist's age and driving record are the most-weighted factors insurers consider, but those items among a couple of dozens of things used to figure out what your premiums will be. Included in the ...

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    FBI being sued for crashing a Ferrari
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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice have landed themselves in hot water over the destruction of a Ferrari F50. According to The Detroit News, the vehicle was reported stolen from a dealership in Rosemont, Pennsylvania in 2003, and the dealer made and insurance ...

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    Study: Average lifetime car insurance costs estimated at $84,000
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    Unless you live in New Hampshire, here in the States, you're required to have some form of car insurance covering your vehicle. The annual cost to insure a car depends on an array of factors ranging from the type of vehicle to where you live to your driving record. You undoubtedly know what you ...

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    Top ten most and least expensive cars to insure in 2011
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    With the calendar year changing from 2010 to 2011, insurance adjusters have recompiled their actuarial tables and that means a new list of the cheapest and most expensive vehicles to insure for the new year. In this case, Insure.com recently conducted a survey of the nations six top insurance ...

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    UK drivers favor an end to lower insurance premiums for women
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    According to a study done by InsWeb earlier this year, car insurance premiums for women in the U.S. are nine percent lower than those for men. Things are much the same in the UK, where insurance companies will offer the fairer sex lower rates than those given to men. Companies like Sheila's ...

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    Tuner wrecks customer's Ford GT, situation devolves from there
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    Anyone who's ever been hesitant to hand over their keys to another driver, or conversely to get behind the wheel of someone else's car – exotic or otherwise – will want to take note of the following story currently being played out on the internet's extensive web of car enthusiast ...

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    Toyota sued by Allstate over sudden-acceleration insurance claims
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    Like every other automaker, Toyota is always looking to increase the safety of its vehicles, be it through investing millions of dollars towards R&D or incorporating new safety measures as standard equipment. It's also working hard to fully restore its recently tarnished public image. Hurdles ...

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    All Thumbs: Fernando Alonso's opposables reportedly insured for £9M
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    It's not terribly uncommon for famous people to insure a body part (or, ya know, a pair of 'em) that's necessary for them to continue moving forward with their career. For instance, we have no qualms whatsoever with Heidi Klum's policy that insures her priceless legs for $2.2 million. On the ...

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    Quebec reportedly bans importation of RHD cars for six months to evaluate safety concerns
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    According to the CBC, the Canadian province of Quebec is saying "No way, Jose" to importing right-hand drive cars for six months. Even though there are 3,000 RHD cars on the roads and none of them have been faulted for anything, the province's insurance board wants to investigate the safety of ...

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