The average insurance cost for a young male driver is currently £4k – and nearly half that for a female one.
This might explain why the number of people taking driving tests has fallen by 19% since 2005 while an estimated 250,000 young people drive without insurance.
After all, a £200 fine and six points is a lot more appealing for cash-strapped young motorists than a £4k insurance bill.
With the help of Confused.com, we have listed the 15 cheapest cars to insure for male and female drivers. This is based on customers aged 17-18 who quoted on Confused.com during January – July 2011.
We’ve only listed cars valued between £600 and £10,000 to prevent the average premium being skewed by extremely cheap or expensive cars.
The average used is the median and we’ve only included cars which at least 1,000 customers have quoted for, so your own quotes may be lower or higher than the figures here depending on your individual circumstances. The older you are the less your insurance will be, and factors such as being married can help reduce your premium