Car insurance for teens is hard work

What a pain it can be to get first time insurance for 17/18 year old kids. I hear horror stories everyday about the massive cost of insuring first time drivers, often only 3rd party and sometimes up to 5 times the value of the car!
However there are some winners; I know some people who finally managed to get insurance for their son who had just turned 17. At first the best quote they got was from the Post Office at £1,500 which when you consider the car (a 99 on a V, 1.0 hatchback) cost £1,000 was, quite simply, ridiculous. Anyway after trawling go compare they finally got the insurance through Quinn Direct* an Irish company, with the mother being the registered keeper and the son being the main driver, fully comp for £460.
You certainly do have to shop around.

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2 Responses to Car insurance for teens is hard work

  1. Motor Trade Insider April 19, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    *Looks like Quinn Direct has bitten the dust…
    Tycoon Sean Quinn has accepted the Irish Financial Regulator’s decision to put his beleaguered insurance division in permanent administration.

    The High Court in Dublin was told Quinn Insurance would be run by two outside managers with the aim of protecting jobs and putting the business back on a sure financial footing.

    In a hastily arranged sitting at the Four Courts, president of the High Court Nicholas Kearns said he believed the administrators were aware of the concerns of employees.

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  2. matt moon April 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    i know loads of people who got their kids insured by this lot i though it seemed to good to be true when they were quoted at least 50% less than the next nearest quote

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