How Much Does 2001 Saab 9-3 Insurance Cost?

Trying to find lower auto insurance rates for your Saab 9-3? Wish you could get out of an underperforming, overpriced auto insurance policy? You’re in good company because many drivers have buyer’s remorse.

Since you have so many choices, it can be challenging to choose the lowest price auto insurance company.

Choosing the best insurance company for you is not rocket science. If you currently have a car insurance policy, you will most likely be able to lower your premiums substantially using this strategy. Although drivers benefit from understanding how big insurance companies market on the web and apply this information to your search.

Are you earning every discount?

Car insurance is not inexpensive, but there could be significant discounts that may help make it more affordable. Many discounts should be triggered at the time of purchase, but a few need to be asked about prior to getting the savings. If you aren’t receiving every discount you qualify for, it’s possible you qualify for a lower rate.

  • Waiver for an Accident – This isn’t a discount exactly, but a handful of insurance companies will allow you to have one accident without getting socked with a rate hike as long as you don’t have any claims prior to the accident.
  • Multi-policy Discount – When you have multiple policies with the same company you may save nearly 15% which can help you find the cheapest insurance coverage.
  • Multi-Vehicle Discounts – Buying a policy with more than one vehicle with the same company qualifies for this discount.
  • Anti-lock Brakes – Vehicles that have steering control and anti-lock brakes can avoid accidents so you can save 10 percent or more.
  • Low Mileage – Keeping the miles down on your Saab can qualify you for better car insurancerates on cars that stay parked.

A little note about advertised discounts, most discounts do not apply to the entire cost. Some only reduce specific coverage prices like liability, collision or medical payments. So when the math indicates you would end up receiving a 100% discount, car insurance companies aren’t that generous. But all discounts should definitely cut your policy cost.

If you would like to see a list of providers who offer discounts, follow this link.

How to shop auto insurance online

Many insurance companies allow consumers to get coverage price quotes online. Doing online quotes doesn’t take much effort as you simply type in the amount of coverage you want into the form. Upon sending the form, the quote system sends out for your driving record and credit report and generates a price. Online quotes streamlines rate comparisons, but having to visit many different websites and type in the same information is a waste of time. Unfortunately, it is important to do this in order to find the lowest price.

A more efficient way to get multiple rate quotes is to use a quote form to get prices from several different companies. It saves time, requires less work, and makes quoting online much simpler. After sending the form, it is rated and you can choose your choice of the pricing results. If you find a better price you can simply submit the application and buy the policy. This process only takes a few minutes and may result in a nice savings.

To save time and compare rates using this form now, click here to open in new window and begin entering your coverage information. If you have coverage now, it’s recommended you complete the form with deductibles and limits identical to your current policy. This helps ensure you’re receiving a price comparison based on the exact same insurance coverage.

When in doubt talk to an agent

When it comes to choosing coverage, there really is no “best” method to buy coverage. Each situation is unique so this has to be addressed. For instance, these questions might point out if your situation might need an agent’s assistance.

  • How can I force my company to pay a claim?
  • Who is covered when they drive my 2001 Saab 9-3?
  • Can I drive in Mexico and have coverage?
  • What companies insure drivers after a DUI or DWI?
  • Why do I need rental car insurance?
  • How much liability coverage do I need in my state?

If you’re not sure about those questions but one or more may apply to you, you may need to chat with an agent. If you don’t have a local agent, take a second and complete this form or click here for a list of insurance companies in your area.

Insurance policy coverages for a Saab 9-3

Understanding the coverages of your insurance policy aids in choosing the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. The terms used in a policy can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording. Below you’ll find typical coverage types offered by insurance companies.

Insurance for medical payments – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP kick in for expenses such as hospital visits, X-ray expenses and dental work. They can be used to fill the gap from your health insurance plan or if you are not covered by health insurance. Medical payments and PIP cover both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. Personal Injury Protection is not available in all states and gives slightly broader coverage than med pay

Liability auto insurance – This coverage can cover damage or injury you incur to a person or their property that is your fault. This coverage protects you from claims by other people, and doesn’t cover damage to your own property or vehicle.

It consists of three limits, per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. You might see policy limits of 100/300/100 that means you have a limit of $100,000 per injured person, a limit of $300,000 in injury protection per accident, and a limit of $100,000 paid for damaged property.

Liability coverage pays for claims like medical services, emergency aid, repair bills for other people’s vehicles and structural damage. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is up to you, but it’s cheap coverage so purchase as much as you can afford.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance coverage will pay to fix damage OTHER than collision with another vehicle or object. You first have to pay a deductible then the remaining damage will be covered by your comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive coverage pays for claims like hitting a deer, hail damage, theft and hitting a bird. The maximum amount your insurance company will pay is the actual cash value, so if your deductible is as high as the vehicle’s value consider dropping full coverage.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants from other drivers when they either have no liability insurance or not enough. Covered claims include medical payments for you and your occupants and damage to your Saab 9-3.

Since a lot of drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it doesn’t take a major accident to exceed their coverage limits. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.

Collision coverage – This pays for damage to your 9-3 caused by collision with a stationary object or other vehicle. You first must pay a deductible then your collision coverage will kick in.

Collision can pay for claims such as backing into a parked car, sideswiping another vehicle, rolling your car and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider removing coverage from vehicles that are 8 years or older. Another option is to bump up the deductible to save money on collision insurance.

A tidy conclusion

Throughout this article, we presented a lot of techniques to get a better price on 2001 Saab 9-3 insurance. The most important thing to understand is the more times you quote, the better your chances of lowering your car insurance rates. You may even discover the most savings is with some of the smallest insurance companies. Regional companies can often provide lower car insurance rates in certain areas than the large multi-state companies such as Progressive or GEICO.

When getting insurance coverage quotes online, don’t be tempted to skimp on critical coverages to save a buck or two. There have been many situations where an insured dropped comprehensive coverage or liability limits only to regret that saving that couple of dollars actually costed them tens of thousands. Your goal should be to buy the best coverage you can find for the lowest cost, but do not skimp to save money.

Discount 2001 Saab 9-3 insurance can be found on the web and also from your neighborhood agents, so you need to shop insurance coverage with both in order to have the best chance of saving money. Some insurance companies may not provide rate quotes online and most of the time these regional carriers only sell through independent agents.

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Comments About 2001 Saab 9-3 Insurance

  1. Joanna Whitaker

    I live north of Norfolk, VA and for me Allstate had the lowest quote. Bought it from an online quote. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  2. Rosa Decker

    I was with Liberty Mutual last year but switched to Progressive. I live in a small town just outside of Kailua, HI. Was with American Family. They have a lot of discounts available. They offer free online rate quotes. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  3. Danae Conner

    Lifelong resident of Baltimore, MD. I got free quotes with Nationwide, Encompass, GEICO, and AIG Insurance for my Saab and saved around $110 a year. Not worth enough to pay for comprehensive and collision.

  4. Jared Sherman

    Can you buy custom paint coverage for a 2001 Saab 9-3?

  5. Celesta Merritt

    I’m in Norman, OK, and 21st Century rates were affordable. Insured with AIG Insurance before. Got better coverage too. I used their website to get prices.

  6. Zaida Black

    I found pretty cheap rate quotes for a 2001 Saab 9-3 in Lewiston, ME. Ended up at about $90 every six months with Auto-Owners. A clean driving record helps. LOL I don’t have comp or collision coverage.

  7. Verena Lancaster

    Cheap is not always the best policy. Proud to be from Memphis, TN. I quoted with GEICO, The General, and Erie for my 9-3 and cut my rates about $110 a year.

  8. Sammie Gamble

    From northwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I quoted with Amica, Sentry, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 9-3 and saved $81 a year. Full coverage costs too much.

  9. Evangeline Larsen

    Does Utah have minimum liability requirements?

  10. Valentina Cantrell

    Cheaper car insurance is a myth. From northwest of Omaha, NE. Don’t remember every company but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Wish I didn’t have to insure at all. I don’t put full coverage on it.

  11. Dalene Cooper

    Good site, thanks. Live in the eastern part of Overland Park, KS. I got free prices from American Family, Safeco, and some smaller one I can’t remember the name of for my 2001 Saab 9-3 and I think I cut my rates about $30 each month. Can still barely afford it. It’s too old for full coverage.

  12. Lakeesha Beach

    Checking in from Buffalo, NY. Compared rates from a lot of places. Saved right around $10 a month. State Farm was the cheapest for me. Insured with Auto-Owners before.

  13. Lorrine Tillman

    I live just to the west of Baltimore, MD. Not sure of all the companies but I ended up saving about $30 each month. Have an at-fault accident tho. I don’t insure for physical damage though.