Will insurance companies consider a Mitsubishi Eclipse a sports car?

"I want it as my first car, but my parents are saying it'll cost more. Is that true?"

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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“To insurance companies, sports cars are considered higher risk. This is because they are associated with higher speeds and riskier driving behavior.
A Mitsubishi Eclipse is classified as a sports car and insurance companies would rate it as such.
Since you are also a new driver, your age also influences your car insurance. You’ll be paying more for insurance than an older driver would with the same vehicle.
Either you or your parents could request car insurance quotes with the vehicle. That will give you a good idea of the cost of insuring the vehicle.
If it’s not something you’d be able to afford, you should consider another vehicle until you have more driving experience. There are quite a few vehicles that are cheaper to insure than others.”
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