Hyundai Getz Is The Insurer's Friend

Hyundai Getz

Hyundai Getz (2003)

Hyundai’s recently launched Getz supermini has proved to be one of the best cars for young people to insure, according to a survey by top insurers Admiral.

It carried out a survey looking at insurance costs for young people in central London, one of the most expensive areas of the country.

The Getz, in 1.3 form, proved to be one of the most competitive cars for their two case studies to insure in central London.

Admiral Managing Director, Jane Stone, said: "Young, urban professionals might not have the budget to pay for the lifestyle they want to lead. But in the right supermini they can still afford a new car and won’t have to compromise on style. We checked out the cost of insurance for someone who traditionally pays higher premiums if they chose one of these nippy little numbers."

She added: "As UK drivers are hit with extra costs from all sides, I think our research shows that it is still possible to drive economically. Even if you are young, style-conscious and live in the city."

Admiral’s first case study looked at a 20-year-old female, marketing assistant, living in Wandsworth driving 5,000 miles a year with two years no claims bonus. Fully comprehensive insurance for the Getz 1.3 GSI would be £585, less than the Seat Ibiza 1.2 12v, Skoda Fabia 1.4 Comfort and the MINI One.

Their second case study looked at a 22-year-old male, trainee solicitor, living in Clapham driving 5,000 miles a year with three years no claims bonus.

Admiral calculated his fully comprehensive policy as being £525, again less than the Seat, Skoda and MINI.

If that wasn’t enough of an incentive to consider a Getz, don’t forget it’s the only supermini on the market to offer a five year, unlimited mileage manufacturer-backed transferable warranty – said by many commentators to be the best on the market. And the Getz was voted What Car?’s Budget Car of the Year 2003.

Published 21 April 2003 Melanie Carter

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