Which cars are more expensive to insure?

I am a new driver and am trying to decide on a new car. I am looking at a 2001 Pontiac Firebird and a 2003 Ford Taurus. Will the insurance on the Firebird be really expensive compared to the Ford?

Answer
“Welcome to the world of driving! (And paying for insurance!) The most substantial factor that will impact your insurance rate will be your limited driving experience, regardless of the car you choose.
That being said, the insurance company will view the Firebird as a higher risk to insure than the Taurus due to the vehicle’s increased performance capabilities.
If the insurance cost is going to be your deciding factor, the easiest thing to do would be to get insurance quotes for both vehicles with many carriers. This will allow you to compare rates and find the cheapest policy.
Also, since the cars are older models, you will want to have a policy with only liability coverage to save money. “
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Apr 13, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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