Citroen Saxo – The Affordable Car for Young Driver Car Insurance
Known as the Citroen Chanson in Japan, the Saxo was a city car produced by the French manufacturer between 1996 and 2003. The iconic Saxo had a range of engines, starting with a 1.0 litre petrol version, however if you wanted a little extra power, a 1.1 litre was available, as well as 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol engine versions also. If you wanted a diesel instead, your only option was a 1.5 litre engine. The death of the Saxo came at the hands of the spacious C3, however during the end days of the Saxo, the VTR and VTS models were still popular on the hot hatch scene.
Vauxhall Corsa – A Favourite for Young Driver Car Insurance
Unlike the Citroen Saxo, the Vauxhall Corsa is very much still around, and in fact has been in production since 1982. Classed as a supermini, the Vauxhall Corsa wasn’t officially a Corsa in the United Kingdom until 1993 as the Opel Corsa A was rebranded as the Vauxhall Nova for the United Kingdom market. The Corsa has been extremely popular in the UK for many years, and between 2002 and 2004 it was the most popular supermini around, and second most popular car overall. Interestingly, the latest generation of the Opel Corsa, known as the Vauxhall Corsa E in the UK, is the first in the series to be sold without a 1.7 litre engine version.
The longest running car mentioned in this article, the Ford Fiesta, has been in production since 1976. Ford have sold over 16 million versions of this supermini, making it the third bestselling Ford behind the Escort and the F-Series. The Fiesta has won numerous awards over the years, from the first generation model which won the UK Design Council Efficiency Award in 1978, to the Fiesta ST winning Top Gear’s Car of the Year in 2013. Due to its global popularity, the Fiesta has been assembled all over the world, from Almussafes in Spain, to Tao-Yuan in Taiwan and even in Naberezhyne Chelney in Russia.
Now available as a Fiat Grande Punto, this Italian supermini had humbler beginnings as a subcompact car, which can still be purchased today. The Fiat Punto, which surely has a Car insurance quote attached to it that young motorists can easily afford, was first produced in 1993. Available as a three or five door hatchback, two door convertible and even a three door van, it was assembled in both Italy and Poland. Six years later we were blessed with a second generation which was produced until 2010 in Italy, and 2011 in Serbia. If you’re wondering if the Puntos got the Abarth treatment, we can confirm that they did.
The Peugeot 206 is from a long line of Peugeot superminis that have spanned decades. This particular model started production in 1999, ceasing in 2006 in the United Kingdom. However it was still going strong in France, where production was stopped in 2012, and in Argentina it wasn’t until 2016 that production finally came to end. In Iran they are still producing the cars and have been doing so since 2001. Like the Fiat Punto, the Peugeot 206 could also be purchased as a coupe cabriolet, and for those who are sportier you could get a GTi version, however the Young Driver insurance on that might not be as affordable!
From 1957 to 1975, 3,893,294 Fiat 500s were produced and assembled in Turin, Desio and Termini Imerese in Italy. The car was thought to be consigned to the history books until 2006, when Fiat announced the city car would be making a comeback as a two door hatch back and a two door cabriolet. However, the original Fiat 500 came in a two door saloon, 2 door semi-convertible, three door estate and a three door panel van. The current version is no longer assembled in Italy; this time it’s assembled in Tychy in Poland and Toluca in Mexico – the Italians probably aren’t too pleased with that!
For motorists looking for affordable Car insurance, hopefully this article has highlighted some of the past favourites of young motorists, and some current options available in today’s new and used car market. We’ve looked at cars that come from both the United States of America and countries in the European Union. However the manufacturers may be based in those countries but not all of the cars were assembled there, which highlights how global the car market really is. Just because your car has an Italian sounding name it doesn’t necessarily mean your car was assembled in Italy. Unless of course you have an original Fiat 500.