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46.6% rise in auto insurance costs in Indiana higher than national average

The Consumer Federation of America found in a November 2013 study that between 1989 and 2010 the average auto insurance expenditure across the country went from $551.95 to $791.22. The 2010 figure represents a 43.3 percent increase in auto insurance costs over the 21 years. In the same time period, average costs in Indiana went from $426.29 to $624.86, an increase of 46.6 percent. Indiana is one of 38 states where auto insurance costs went up by more than the countrywide average. Despite the higher increase, it was still cheaper to buy insurance in Indiana when compared the average costs across the country as of 2010.

The study found that states which had stringent insurance regulations achieved the most success in keeping rates lower. California, which implemented landmark auto insurance regulation, was by far the most successful state and was the only one to ...

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Nissan Titan vs. Ford F-Series: Which full-size pickup costs less to insure in the United States?

The Ford F-Series is one of the most popular series of full-size pickups, having sustained its popularity for over six decades. The Nissan Titan was introduced in 2004 in the North American market, and has been nominated for several awards since then. In this feature, we will compare the cost of insuring both these pickups in the United States.

As of January 2014, the national average insurance rate for the Nissan Titan is $1414, while that of the Ford F-Series is $1324. The cheapest state to insure the Nissan Titan is Maine, with an annual average insurance rate of $951. Maine is also the cheapest state to insure the Ford F-Series, with a considerably lower insurance rate, at $848. There is also a huge difference in the purchase costs of two pickups in Maine. While a used Nissan Titan is available for a median price of $19,900, the Ford ...

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A whopping 96.1% rise in insurance cost in Louisiana, second highest in the country

In recent years, Louisiana has been one of the most expensive states in the country in terms of auto insurance expenditure. While it was ranked 15th most expensive state to buy auto insurance in 1989, it was ranked 3rd most expensive by 2010. Insurance costs in Louisiana showed the second highest rate of growth in the country with a rise of 96.1 percent. Auto insurance costs almost doubled from $572.96 to $1,121.46 from 1989 to 2010. To put that in perspective, there was 43.3 percent rise in the countrywide average figure.

In 1989, average auto insurance costs in Louisiana hovered slightly above the countrywide average. By 2010, auto insurance costs were close to one and a half times the countrywide average. The rise of 96.1 percent is second only to Nebraska’s 108.1 percent, the highest growth rate in the country ...

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Mazda MX5: Highly affordable to buy and insure among sports cars

One of the top selling models from Mazda, its convertible sports car Mazda MX5, is also among one of its most highly affordable models. This convertible is also one of the least expensive sports cars to insure.

The median insurance rate of Mazda MX5 is $1438 lower than median rate of all 215 make and models. Maine has the lowest insurance rates for Mazda MX5 at around $851, followed by Iowa at $903 and North Carolina at $958. It is around 40% lower than the median state insurance rate of $1438. On the contrary, Georgia is the most expensive state to insure the Mazda MX5 at a rate of $3000, which is 108% higher than the median rate. Georgia is followed by Michigan at $2687 and Louisiana at $2425.

The Mazda MX5 is also ranked no. 2 as the least expensive sports car in terms of the Manufacturer’s Suggested ...

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The best states to buy and insure a used Ford Fusion

When you are buying a used car, you have to add the cost of the first year’s insurance to the price of the car. The total cost of the car is, thus, the price of the car, and the cost of insuring it for a year. It is always best to know the average rates of insurance of the car you are coveting before you take the leap.

If the Ford Fusion has been the object of your desire, you should know which state has the best Ford Fusion deals before you decide on one. In South Carolina, for example, you can buy a used Ford Fusion for the median price of $15,850. The median price of a used Ford Fusion ranges from $15,850 (its price in South Carolina) to $18,995 (its median price in Alaska).

The table below lists the cheapest states to buy the ...

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Low insurance percentage makes buying a used Chevrolet Silverado a great buy in Texas

The Chevrolet Silverado is among the popular SUVs in the US, and it has won several accolades for its excellent towing and hauling capacities along with several engine options. It is also a very practical SUV with a high demand in the used car market.

To compare the insurance rates for a used Chevrolet Silverado, let us look at a few cities in Texas. In the table below, you will observe that there is not much of a difference in the insurance percentage and insurance average. The highest insurance average is in the city of Amarillo with an insurance average of 5 percent costing $1,225. Waco and El Paso have a lower insurance average and percentage as per the table below.

City Make Model Year Range Insurance Average ($) Insurance %
Amarillo Chevrolet Silverado 2005 - 2012 1,225 5
Plano Chevrolet Silverado 2005 - 2012 1,198 4
Waco Chevrolet Silverado 2005 ...

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