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Got my insurance bill for my new GT Premium- Holey Moley!

I picked up my new 6 sp. GT Premium about a week ago. The insurance bill for it came today and it has increased $600 a year over the Nissan Xterra the GT is replacing!! I called my agent who told me insurance for the Mustang GT is very expensive due to accidents and tickets Mustang owners accumulate. She suggested my wife and I should take defensive driving courses and we'll save about $200 a year. The courses are given at our local library and I assume at one point during the course we'll have to push the book carts around (safely).
BTW, my insurance company is Nationwide and I live in a suburb of New York City on Long Island.

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My insurance actually went down by $20 a month when I traded in my V6 for the GT.

It also depends on where you live. For instance if there is a large intersection near your home, the insurance premium will be higher.


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That's crap. How old was your Xterra? Mine went up minimally from a Honda Civic. Although I am in mid 40s with no claims, a clean record and good credit score. Unfortunately w insurance there are a lot of variables that determine what you pay.

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Shop around and increase your deductible. Your deductible should be as high as you can afford, and you should save a huge amount of money in the long run, way more than the deductible amount in just a few years. The reason is that you're less likely to submit a claim, and the insurance company knows that and expects to save the cost of administering all those small claims.

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A lot of it has to do with where you live.

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Mine went up as well, about 360 a year, I am over 50 and have a clear record.

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My insurance for my 12 V6 is higher than my dad's 12 V8 jaguar-_- I guess it's the age they really nailed me on. I'm assuming you're a little over 20 since you have wife and kids though:P

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My last car was a 99 300M. I was paying approx $1300? a yr w/ Esurance. Even when I started to work from home and mileage dropped to 1200/yr, there was still no discount. When I purchased my mustang I moved to StateFarm and it's probably around $900-1k now, it's insured more or less as a pleasure car since I barely drive.

That's with zero tickets (at 36yo), good credit, etc.

Esurance quoted me something like $1800/yr for the mustang. I told them to suck it and I moved along.

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My 14 GT costs me $63 a month for insurance. It didn't go up that much from the 2004 Monte Carlo SS Dale Jr. edition that I had before.

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As the others have mentioned, there are a lot of criteria that determine your insurance premium, many of which have nothing at all to do with the car itself.

That said, in 1985 I bought a brand new Honda CRX Si and in due course received a whopping insurance bill that I thought must surely be a mistake. I called my then-agent and was told that not only was the bill no mistake, they were going to cancel my policy when it came up for renewal. Turns out that particular company maintained a list of "prohibited" cars with names like Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus, Lamborghini, Maserati .. and Honda CRX. A change of companies set things right (at a very reasonable price), but that was the last time I bought a new car without first getting an insurance quote.

When I bought my 2012 GT, my insurance went up $27/month for the exact same coverage I had on a 15-year-old Mazda Miata. Considered the Mustang was worth at least 10 times as much and has over three times the horsepower, I was surprised the increase was that small.

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Why didn't you call the insurance company before you bought the car so you'd know the increase/decrease? I found out my insurance would go down with a new Mustang - that made my decision easy.

By the time you wait for them to send you the bill, it's too late. They pretty much have you where they want you.
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You are getting bent over, did they at least buy you dinner first?

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I would be shopping for a new insurance company!

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I'm 41, live in TN, and have State Farm. Changing from a Smart car to the GT, my insurance went up about $10/month. Not too bad for 5x the engine and 6x the horsepower.

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Currently insuring three vehicles and the 2013 Mustang GT is the cheapest. The other cars are a 2011 Kia Soul and a 2012 Ford Escape. The Mustang is $100 a year cheaper than the other two.


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