Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Buying a new car...

It's that time. Old one gave up, repairable, but it's about the third time last year. I definitely want some wheels that are more adjusted to these times.

I would like very much to buy an electric car - but they're still expensive.And I don't know if this also makes the insurance more expensive.

I use to take omnium insurance for cars that I take a loan for- just to cover the risk of a total loss. So now, I'm in the process of comparing all kinds of insurances - again. This seems to repeat itself every 5 years... But when taking credit, and taking a fully covered car insurance, I rather spend a few more hours researching than paying a few hundred box too much on insuring.

Auto insurance - especially fully covered insurance for cars is a difficult thing to compare. There are so many options - and prices differ with occupation, region, gender,... especially age is a huge factor. Your insurance policy can get 4 times as high if you're in the age group of 18 to 25 years (luckily I'm not.).

Anyway, I have to research a lot. I don't know if I can insure my car in another European country either - would this work? It would largely broaden the choice!

I'll keep you posted on how this develops. Start making calls. Now.


20 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind electric, but I really wish they would bring out more cars that run on bio fuels.

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  2. Electric cars are a form of stupidity tax.
    Bio-fuels are just evil.

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  3. Good luck finding a car. Electric cars are the future.
    Whats your budget?

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  4. I wish I could make my truck Electric. Would make everything so much easier.

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  5. Just don't buy a first-generation Insight. *Shudder*

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  6. Don't know much about insurance but if I had the money 'd go for a Porsche Boxter :)

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  7. I'm in the "piece of crap car, need a new ride" club also.

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  8. Electric cars are most likely going to be the future but it still might take a while. I'll do like everybody else and wait with my old card!

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  9. I wish I had something to throw out here for you but I will be honest in saying that I don't know. I can only say I wish you luck.

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  10. Good luck picking the one thats ideal for you!

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  11. Can't help you on this one, sorry. I don't have a car.

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  13. good thing you have the internet to look around at how to save money in this process.
    Google is always your friend, my friend.

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  14. the chevy volt has always interested me, but i wouldn't want to fork out that kind of cash. i don't want a fully electric car anyway, good luck with your search for new insurance too

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  15. electric cars are nice if you have where to recharge them.

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  16. Good luck in your search! I wish I could sell you my car but it's a heap.

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