1996 Volkswagen GTI Insurance Rates – 8 Tips for Best Quotes

Confused by the wide range of auto insurance providers that you can choose from? Many other drivers are as well. Consumers have such a vast assortment of providers available that it can really be a burden to find the best prices.

Finding the best rates is easy if you know what you’re doing. If you currently have car insurance, you stand a good chance to be able to cut costs considerably using this information. But car owners need to have an understanding of how the larger insurance companies sell online.

How to shop insurance online

When comparison shopping, there are several ways to obtain and compare prices from many insurance companies in your state. The best method to do a complete rate comparison is to perform an online rate comparison. It is quite easy and can be accomplished in several different ways.

  • The most recommended method to compare a lot of rates at once is a comparison rater form like this one (opens in new window). This style of form saves time by eliminating separate quote forms for every prospective company. A single, simple form compares rates from several companies. This is by far the quickest method.
  • A different way to find more affordable insurance requires you to visit each company website and fill out a new quote form. For instance, let’s say you want to get rates from GEICO, Allstate and American Family. To find out each rate you need to go to every website and enter your information, and that explains why we recommend the first method.

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It’s up to you how you get prices quotes, just make sure you compare exactly the same coverages for every company. If you compare unequal deductibles or liability limits you will not be able to determine the best price for your Volkswagen GTI. Quoting even small variations in insurance coverages can mean a large discrepancy in price. Keep in mind that comparing a large number of companies helps locate the best offered rates.

Tailor your insurance coverage to you

When choosing adequate coverage, there really is not a “best” method to buy coverage. Everyone’s needs are different.

Here are some questions about coverages that could help you determine if your situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Can I afford to buy a different vehicle if my 1996 Volkswagen GTI is totaled?
  • Are split liability limits better than a combined single limit?
  • Am I insured when driving a different vehicle?
  • What can I do if my company won’t pay a claim?
  • Is other people’s property covered if stolen from my vehicle?
  • Will filing a claim cost me more?
  • What is the difference between comprehensive and collision coverage?
  • Is business equipment covered while in my vehicle?
  • Am I better off with higher deductibles on my 1996 Volkswagen GTI?
  • How much liability coverage do I need in my state?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions but a few of them apply then you might want to talk to an insurance agent. To find an agent in your area, simply complete this short form.

The coverage is in the details

Knowing the specifics of a car insurance policy helps when choosing which coverages you need and the correct deductibles and limits. The coverage terms in a policy can be confusing and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Comprehensive or Other Than Collision

This coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive can pay for things such as hitting a deer, a broken windshield, damage from a tornado or hurricane, damage from flooding and a tree branch falling on your vehicle. The maximum amount your car insurance company will pay is the ACV or actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s not worth carrying full coverage.

Collision coverage

This coverage pays to fix your vehicle from damage caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be paid by your insurance company.

Collision can pay for things such as sideswiping another vehicle, colliding with another moving vehicle, damaging your car on a curb and rolling your car. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. You can also raise the deductible to get cheaper collision coverage.

Liability insurance

Liability insurance protects you from damages or injuries you inflict on other’s property or people in an accident. It protects YOU from legal claims by others. It does not cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

Split limit liability has three limits of coverage: bodily injury per person, bodily injury per accident and property damage. You might see values of 100/300/100 that translate to $100,000 bodily injury coverage, $300,000 for the entire accident, and property damage coverage for $100,000.

Liability insurance covers claims such as funeral expenses, medical expenses, repair costs for stationary objects, emergency aid and pain and suffering. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but buy as much as you can afford.

Medical costs insurance

Medical payments and Personal Injury Protection insurance reimburse you for bills for ambulance fees, nursing services and X-ray expenses. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to all vehicle occupants in addition to any family member struck as a pedestrian. Personal injury protection coverage is not universally available and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

UM/UIM Coverage

This gives you protection from other motorists when they are uninsured or don’t have enough coverage. Covered claims include injuries to you and your family as well as damage to your Volkswagen GTI.

Due to the fact that many drivers only purchase the least amount of liability that is required, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. So UM/UIM coverage is a good idea.

Comments About 1996 Volkswagen GTI Insurance

  1. Lee Gentry

    I got decent rates for a 1996 Volkswagen GTI in Cleveland, Ohio. Ended up at about $80 every six months with AIG Insurance. They have free quotes online. I think I’ll get rid of full coverage next time.

  2. Danilo Rocha

    I’m in the suburbs of Knoxville, Tennessee. I don’t recall every quote but I ended up saving about $10 each month. Insured with 21st Century before. Liability only on my Volkswagen.

  3. Shala Montgomery

    Any 21st Century or Encompass customers near Memphis, Tennessee?

  4. Marlana Sloan

    Quoted with Auto-Owners for my 1996 Volkswagen GTI and am saving around $80 a year. I get lower rates because of my clean driving record.

  5. Orval Cabrera

    Anyone know if Allstate does SR-22s?

  6. Elinore Stone

    Checking in from Warwick, RI. Quoted quotes with State Farm, Encompass, and Liberty Mutual for my Volkswagen and saved about $70 a year. :)

  7. Joesph Reeves

    If you don’t have tickets and live in the vicinity of Philadelphia, PA, check out State Farm. I saved quite a bit. Good multi-policy discounts.

  8. Lee Ellis

    I live on the west side of Los Angeles, CA. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $20 each month. Was with MetLife.

  9. Hillary Hendrix

    I’ve had State Farm for years. I’m in Anchorage, AK.

  10. Marquetta Atkinson

    All companies are crooks. I’m just north of Fort Wayne, IN. Quoted with AIG Insurance, Farmers, and Sentry for my Volkswagen and saved just over $60 a year. Was with Allstate. Still almost need a second mortgage. I just carry liability insurance.

  11. Mendy Murray

    I live in Wichita, KS. Got car insurance rates from USAA, Auto-Owners, The General, and Sentry for my 1996 Volkswagen GTI and I’m now saving $17 a month. BTW speeding tickets are not good. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all. Anyone else drop full coverage?

  12. Allena Atkins

    Well-written and thought out article. I’m in the south part of Missoula, Montana. Quoted rates from 21st Century, American Family, and some I forget for my GTI and I’m now saving $14 a month. Moved home policy as well.

  13. Myron Henry

    Cheapest quote for my 1996 Volkswagen GTI was with Esurance. Can still barely afford it. I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  14. Tod Rivera

    Not sure what I should be paying. Lifelong resident of Greensboro, NC. Got car insurance quotes with Allstate, Auto-Owners, and Eastwood for my GTI and saved just over $80 a year. Insured with GMAC before. I got prices on the web. My GTI doesn’t have full coverage.

  15. Amalia Leonard

    Does State Farm settle claims fairly?

  16. Emelina Collier

    Not sure what I should be paying. I’m in the south part of Burlington, Vermont. Checked online prices for a 1996 Volkswagen GTI. Ended up at about $110 savings annually. Went with GEICO. Hardly afford to drive anymore.