TORONTO, April 21, 2006 - Today, Kanetix (www.kanetix.ca), Canada's insurance marketplace, released their Top 10 cars as quoted by 18 to 24 year-olds so far for 2006. While you may have visions of high-end sports or muscle cars, the fact is that teens and young adults seem to have a firm grasp of reality.

2006's most popular new cars as quoted by 18 to 24 year-olds:

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Mazda's Mazda3
  3. Chevrolet Cobalt
  4. Toyota Yaris
  5. Toyota Corolla
  6. Hyundai Accent
  7. Pontiac Pursuit
  8. Saturn Ion
  9. Ford Ranger
  10. Volkswagen Golf

"What's truly interesting about this list is that there is not one car that has a base model price of more than $20 000," explains Gregory Ellis, Co-founder of Kanetix. "Young adults appear to be shopping, and getting insurance quotes, for vehicles that are reasonably affordable and within their means."

Of course this is not to say young adults deny themselves the opportunity to dream big, especially when gender is taken into consideration.

2006's Top 10 most popular new cars as quoted by females aged 18 to 24:

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Mazda's Mazda3
  3. Toyota Yaris
  4. Hyundai Accent
  5. Chevrolet Cobalt
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Pontiac Pursuit
  8. Saturn Ion
  9. Volkswagen Golf
  10. Kia Rio


2006's Top 10 most popular new cars as quoted by males aged 18 to 24:

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Mazda's Mazda3
  3. Chevrolet Cobalt
  4. Toyota Yaris
  5. Ford Ranger
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Ford Mustang
  8. Pontiac Pursuit
  9. Dodge Ram
  10. Volkswagen Golf


Overall, young adults are shopping smartly-not only in the vehicles they are looking to purchase, but also by shopping online for their auto insurance quotes. Getting multiple auto insurance quotes from competing insurers through www.kanetix.ca/auto-insurance is easy, simple and a better way to shop. For drivers of any age looking to buy a new car, compare rates between vehicles to see how much one vehicle costs to insure over another. It may help you decide which vehicle to buy.

About Kanetix

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix is Canada's leading national, online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix insurance information and shopping service brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the Kanetix website to compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Kanetix visitors can select the insurance quote of their choice and where available, choose to complete the application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.

In addition to the insurance marketplace, Kanetix is a leading provider of online insurance quotation technology and develops online quotation systems and websites for some of Canada's leading insurance providers.

For more information, please contact:

Gregory Ellis
Co-founder
1-888-854-2503
www.kanetix.ca

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