Compare 2003 Volkswagen Passat Insurance Quotes

Finding cheaper auto insurance quotes online may seem to be difficult if you haven’t ever used online price comparisons. Don’t let the process intimidate you because it’s actually quite easy.

The purpose of this post is to help educate you on how to get online quotes and some money-saving tips. If you currently have a car insurance policy, you should be able to lower your premiums substantially using this strategy. Although drivers need to have an understanding of how big insurance companies market insurance on the web.

Buy insurance coverage online

There are several ways you can shop for insurance coverage but there is one way that is more efficient than others. You can waste hours talking about coverages with insurance companies in your area, or you can stay home and use online quotes to maximize your effort.

Most of the larger companies take part in a program where prospective buyers only type in their quote data once, and each participating company can provide price quotes based on that information. This eliminates the need for quotation requests for each company.

To find out how much you can save on insurance coverage click here (opens in new window).

The single downside to using this type of form is you are unable to specify the companies to receive prices from. If you wish to select specific insurance companies to request quotes from, we have a page of the cheapest insurance coverage companies in your area. Click here to view list.

Compare rates however you want, just make sure you are using the exact same coverage information on every quote. If you use different limits and deductibles on each one then you won’t be able to truly determine the lowest rate. Just a small difference in limits can mean a large discrepancy in price. Keep in mind that making a lot of price comparisons helps improve the odds of finding more affordable insurance. Not every company does online quotes, so it’s recommended that you also compare rates from the smaller companies as well.

These discounts can lower car insurance rates

Car insurance is not inexpensive, but you may be missing some discounts that may help make it more affordable. Some discounts will apply at the time you complete a quote, but a few need to be inquired about prior to receiving the credit. If you check and find you aren’t receiving every discount you qualify for, you are paying more than you should be.

  • Telematics Data Discounts – People who choose to allow data collection to look at driving patterns through the use of a telematics system such as Drivewise from Allstate or Snapshot from Progressive could see a rate decrease as long as the data is positive.
  • Use Seat Belts – Forcing all vehicle occupants to use their safety belts can save 10% or more off the medical payments premium.
  • Claim Free – Drivers with accident-free driving histories get the best car insurance rates in comparison to frequent claim filers.
  • Discount for Home Ownership – Just being a homeowner can get you a discount since owning and maintaining a home means you have a higher level of financial diligence.
  • Discounts for Cautious Drivers – Drivers who don’t get into accidents may save up to 50% more for Passat insurance than drivers with accidents.
  • Multi-line Discount – Not all insurance carriers offer life insurance, but some may give you a lower rate if you buy some life insurance in addition to your auto policy.
  • Discount for Multiple Policies – When you combine your homeowners and auto insurance and insure them with the same company you could get a discount of as much as 10 to 15 percent.
  • Passive Restraint Discount – Vehicles equipped with air bags may get savings of 20 to 30 percent.
  • Early Renewal Discounts – A few companies give discounts for buying a new policy before your current coverage expires. You may see this discount when you get auto insurance quotes online.

Keep in mind that many deductions do not apply to your bottom line cost. The majority will only reduce the price of certain insurance coverages like medical payments or collision. If you do the math and it seems like all the discounts add up to a free policy, company stockholders wouldn’t be very happy.

Insurance companies that possibly offer these money-saving discounts may include but are not limited to:

Before you buy a policy, ask every company which discounts they offer. Discounts may not be offered in your area. To choose insurers that can offer you the previously mentioned discounts, click this link.

When do I need an agent’s advice?

When choosing the right insurance coverage for your personal vehicles, there is no “perfect” insurance plan. Every insured’s situation is different.

For example, these questions might point out whether your personal situation would benefit from professional advice.

  • Does my car insurance cover rental cars?
  • I don’t drive much so do I pay less?
  • Are rock chip repairs covered?
  • How do I file an SR-22 for a DUI in my state?
  • Is my 2003 Volkswagen Passat covered for smoke damage?
  • Do I need added coverage for expensive stereo equipment?
  • Does coverage extend to Mexico or Canada?
  • Is borrowed equipment or tools covered if stolen or damaged?

If you’re not sure about those questions but you think they might apply to your situation, then you may want to think about talking to a licensed agent. If you want to speak to an agent in your area, fill out this quick form.

Learn about insurance coverages for a 2003 Volkswagen Passat

Having a good grasp of your policy can be of help when determining appropriate coverage at the best deductibles and correct limits. Insurance terms can be impossible to understand and even agents have difficulty translating policy wording.

Comprehensive coverage (or Other than Collision) – Comprehensive insurance pays for damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.

Comprehensive insurance covers claims such as hail damage, rock chips in glass and fire damage. The maximum amount a insurance company will pay at claim time is the actual cash value, so if the vehicle’s value is low it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.

Uninsured Motorist or Underinsured Motorist insurance – Your UM/UIM coverage protects you and your vehicle’s occupants when the “other guys” do not carry enough liability coverage. Covered claims include hospital bills for your injuries and also any damage incurred to your 2003 Volkswagen Passat.

Since many drivers have only the minimum liability required by law, their liability coverage can quickly be exhausted. So UM/UIM coverage should not be overlooked. Frequently these coverages are similar to your liability insurance amounts.

Collision – This coverage will pay to fix damage to your Passat resulting from a collision with another car or object. You will need to pay your deductible and then insurance will cover the remainder.

Collision coverage pays for claims such as sideswiping another vehicle, backing into a parked car, sustaining damage from a pot hole and crashing into a ditch. Collision coverage makes up a good portion of your premium, so consider dropping it from older vehicles. It’s also possible to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.

Insurance for medical payments – Med pay and PIP coverage kick in for expenses for X-ray expenses, rehabilitation expenses and funeral costs. The coverages can be used in conjunction with a health insurance policy or if you lack health insurance entirely. Coverage applies to both the driver and occupants in addition to getting struck while a pedestrian. PIP coverage is not an option in every state but can be used in place of medical payments coverage

Liability auto insurance – This coverage protects you from damages or injuries you inflict on people or other property by causing an accident. It protects you against other people’s claims. It does not cover damage sustained by your vehicle in an accident.

Liability coverage has three limits: bodily injury for each person injured, bodily injury for the entire accident and a property damage limit. You might see limits of 50/100/50 that translate to a limit of $50,000 per injured person, a limit of $100,000 in injury protection per accident, and a total limit of $50,000 for damage to vehicles and property. Alternatively, you may have a combined single limit or CSL that pays claims from the same limit rather than limiting it on a per person basis.

Liability insurance covers things like pain and suffering, attorney fees, structural damage, repair costs for stationary objects and repair bills for other people’s vehicles. The amount of liability coverage you purchase is a personal decision, but consider buying as high a limit as you can afford.

Comments About 2003 Volkswagen Passat Insurance

  1. Shirley Ingram

    If you don’t have tickets and live around Juneau, AK, check out State Farm. They seem to be cheaper. Have an at-fault accident tho.

  2. Clay Strickland

    This is too expensive. From Aberdeen, SD. I quoted with GEICO, Auto-Owners, and Encompass for my Volkswagen and I’m now saving $17 a month. BTW speeding tickets are not good. Bought it from an online quote. Next renewal I’ll just do liability.

  3. Kathrine Mayer

    I live just outside Gulfport, MS. I quoted with GEICO, Liberty Mutual, and Farmers for my Passat and I think I cut my rates about $30 each month. Was with State Farm. I quoted rates online then called them. Anyone else drop full coverage?

  4. Noel Park

    I’m in Shreveport, LA, and State Farm rates were affordable. Book value doesn’t justify full coverage anymore.

  5. Adolfo Cummings

    Thought I’d throw in my experience. I’m in New York City, NY. I quoted with Allstate, Encompass, and Liberty Mutual for my 2003 Volkswagen Passat and I think I am saving around $20 each month. I just quoted rates online. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  6. Arthur Bush

    Great info, thanks for posting. I live just outside Las Vegas, Nevada. Got quotes from 21st Century, Hartford, and Esurance for my Volkswagen and am saving around $60 a year.

  7. Lynda Sanchez

    I can’t pay high rates. Live in the eastern part of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Received rates from State Farm, Auto-Owners, and Encompass for my 2003 Volkswagen Passat and saved around $110 a year. BTW speeding tickets are not good. I used their online quote form to compare rates. Just liability coverage since it’s getting old.

  8. Walter Mann

    Located in Worcester, MA. Quoted a bunch of companies. Saved darn near $20 a month. Allstate was the best choice for me. Are quotes cheaper online? I dropped full coverage awhile back.

  9. Nida Fischer

    Will Progressive raise rates after an accident?

  10. Genie Daniel

    Anyone understand their policy?

  11. Marjory Mcgee

    Lifelong resident of Las Cruces, NM. I got free quotes with 21st Century, Hanover, and Farmers for my Passat and I’m now saving $22 a month. Left American Family to switch. Did it all online.

  12. Alex Rodriguez

    I got decent rates for a 2003 Volkswagen Passat in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Ended up at right around $120 every six months with Amica. My Passat doesn’t have full coverage.

  13. Kelly Fuller

    Hope my car insurance gets cheaper. Lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. Got free quotes online for a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. Ended up at about $70 savings annually. Went with 21st Century. A clean driving record helps. I’m thinking about dropping full coverage though.

  14. April Watkins

    21st Century was cheapest for my 2003 Volkswagen Passat in Portland, Maine.