Most Expensive Vehicles to Insure

The nation's drivers often groan about the cost of automobile insurance. That reality has led to the proliferation of auto insurance provider commercials on radio and television, each advertising more affordable rates.

While the company you choose can influence how much you'll be paying to insure your next vehicle, a host of other factors can also make a difference in your bottom line. Those factors include personal driving history, the neighborhood in which you live and even how much you drive on a daily basis.

Another factor that can influence what you pay to insure your auto is the auto itself. Oftentimes, the type of vehicle you're driving goes a long way to determining your insurance premium. Insure.com, an online resource providing information to shoppers looking for auto, life, home, and health insurance, notes that the following vehicles proved the most expensive to insure in 2009.

1. Nissan GT-R: With a sticker price of nearly $80,000, it's no surprise this flashy coup cost more than $2,500 to insure on average. Its top speed of 193 miles per hour (MPH) no doubt made prospective insurers tremble.

2. Dodge Viper SRT-10: Another vehicle with a reputation for speed, the Viper SRT-10 cost drivers an average of just under $2,500 to insure. Something to think about when cruising at 200 MPH, the vehicle's top speed.

3. BMW M6: Those considering an M6 probably don't care about the insurance, as the vehicle itself costs more than $100,000 to take home.

4. Ford Shelby GT500: Its sticker price of approximately $43,000 makes it more realistic for many of the nation's drivers, who can expect to pay nearly $2,200 per year to insure this muscle car.

5. Mercedes G-Class: Its curb weight of more than 5,500 lbs. might keep you safe in case of collision, but its average insurance cost of more than $2,000 won't keep your wallet safe when it comes time to ante up.

6. Audi S8: Increasingly popular among luxury auto buyers, Audis are not necessarily as popular among those looking to save their insurance dollars, with an average tab just under $2,100.

7. BMW M5: Like the M6, the MD is not for those with shallow pockets, but its more than $2,000 yearly insurance tab is something some buyers might want to avoid.

8. Hummer H2: Coming in at just under $2,000 to insure, the Hummer H2 and its 6.2-liter V8 will guzzle some gas in addition to costing you a pretty penny to insure.

9. Lexus IS-F: A sticker price of less than $60,000 might make the roughly $1,800 annual insurance bill easier to stomach.

10. Porsche 911: Porsche drivers are no doubt used to high insurance premiums, and the '09 model was no exception, costing a little more than $1,800 to insure.

To learn more about automobile insurance, visit www.insure.com.

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