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With the cost of car insurance being higher than ever, more and more people are researching which cars are cheap to insure before they decide to buy. The cost of insurance is fast becoming the deciding factor when choosing the right car so here’s a heads up about which cars won’t burn a hole in your pocket when it comes to insurance.

Toyota Aygo 1.0

The Toyota Aygo falls into insurance group 2 and is one of the cheapest cars to insure. It’s a cool city car that can be bought new from £8,535 and is as cheap to run as it is to insure. Its compact size makes it perfect for nipping into tight parking spaces so it’s an ideal first car for new drivers. It’s also surprisingly spacious inside and a good, reliable first car.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0

It’s no surprise that the Vauxhall Corsa has been one of the UK’s bestselling cars for over 20 years. Not only does falling into insurance group 2 make it one of the cheapest cars to insure, it’s also a reliable car with affordable running costs.

Its affordability makes it a popular choice among young buyers and its newer versions are more economical and have lower carbon emissions than ever. The new version can be bought from around £9,495 and despite not being the most exciting car on the market, the Corsa’s dependability still makes it one of the UK’s favourites.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has long been one of the UK’s bestselling cars and also falls into insurance group 2. It’s a reliable car that’s cheap to run thanks to a good mpg. New Fiesta models also emit less carbon and have sharper steering with the feel of a big car on the motorway. Overall this is a great car to drive that is stylish inside and out and doesn’t cost too much to run.

Citroën C1

The Citroën C1 is another cheap car to run, making it perfect for young drivers and families on a tight budget. This great city car has compact dimensions that make it easy to nip into tight parking spaces and affordable prices across the range. It also has a low running cost – managing 65mpg from the petrol engine – and low carbon emissions. This means the C1 won’t fall victim to road tax increases that punish high carbon emissions.

Ford Ka

The Ford Ka has been one of the UK’s favourites ever since it first went on sale in 1996. It’s a small, practical car that falls into a low insurance bracket and is cheap to buy and run. It can struggle on the motorway but it’s still a reliable car that is surprisingly spacious inside. Its small size is perfectly design for town driving and it provides a smooth ride that soaks up most bumps in the road.
For information visit Unicom insurance.

Skoda has cycling in its blood and will be sponsoring the 2013 Tour de France for the 10th time this summer coinciding with the race’s 100th anniversary.

Skoda started out producing bicycles in 1895 when the founders Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement joined forces and began manufacturing bicycles in their home town of Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.

Cycling has remained an important area for Skodda to support over the years and are partners not only of the Tour de France but also Giro d’Italia and the Road World Championship organised by the International Cycling Federation (UCI).

Skoda will be providing 250 cars, mostly Octavia Combi’s and Superbs as accompanying cars in this years Tour De France.

We are really looking forward to watching this years 2013 Tour De France. With Sir Bradley Wiggins unfit to defend his 2012 Tour de France title, British hopes of winning a 2nd yellow jersey lie with his Team Sky team-mate Chris Froome. The 28-year-old is an excellent climber and time trialist and as well as helping Wiggins to victory last year, he finished 2nd overall.

You can read more about Skoda and their cycling partnership at http://unr.ly/164MpYb

This post has been sponsored by Skoda