Fresh from my local
chip wrapper newspaper this morning, is a story on insurance claims (no link).
Here’s a few snippets with the money-quote at the end. The article is centered around the fact that most imported vehicles cost more to repair than ‘local’ or more generic makes (e.g. Holden or Ford). The article quotes an average BMW repair as costing around $2,000 whereas an average Holden repair costs insurers just over $1,600. So being an import is one factor.
Other factors include the types of accidents that occur – for instance, head-on, parked, single vehicle – the speed the cars are travelling and whether the drivers of some makes are generally more defensive than drivers of other makes.
Saabs are imported and their claims average $1,314. it looks like Saab drivers are just better.
But then, we already knew that, right?