What make of car is most popular with Canadians? All you really have to do is look around the next time you jump in your auto and go for a drive. Chances are you'll mostly see cars made by Honda, Chevrolet, Toyota, Ford or Pontiac, and chances are you're driving one of these too.

Recently, Kanetix.ca took a closer look at the vehicles quoted online for car insurance to see who had the most popular car brand; specifically for quotes obtained during 2006, 2007 and 2008. Add them all up, and the following are the Top 10 car brands quoted online:

  1. Honda
  2. Chevrolet
  3. Toyota
  4. Ford
  5. Pontiac
  6. Dodge
  7. Mazda
  8. Nissan
  9. Volkswagen
  10. Hyundai
Collectively, these 10 automotive brands were represented in over 70 per cent of the online car insurance quotes through Kanetix.ca's online insurance quote comparison services. Pretty impressive when you consider the well known, prominent car makes not listed, and there are many like Acura, Chrysler, Jeep, BMW, GMC, Saturn, Kia, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Buick,Audi, Volvo, Lexus, Saab to name but just a few.

A year-by-year summary

Kanetix.ca also looked at each year (2006, 2007, and 2008) individually, rather then cumulatively. For each year, the Top 10 car brands are the same; although there is movement as to where they placed. Of course there are exceptions, like Honda (1), Pontiac (5), and Nissan (8) who kept their respective placements each year. In contrast, Hyundai and Volkswagen like to switch spots occasionally with each other, as does Dodge and Mazda.

The most movement has been among Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford. In 2006, Chevrolet placed 2nd, Ford 3rd, and Toyota 4th. Each year since 2006, Toyota has leapfrogged over the car brand ahead of it; in 2007 it swapped spots with Ford to place 3rd, and so far in 2008 it has swapped spots with Chevrolet to place 2nd.

* Update: Read 2008's all-time favourite car brands

Compare online car insurance quotes

Whether you drive a car in the Top 10, or one not on the list, Kanetix.ca can help you ensure you're not paying unnecessarily high auto insurance premiums (and many people do.) Because-no matter what you drive-what you are paying now with your current insurer is not the same as what you would get with another insurance company. Each insurer's car insurance rates are so unique to them that it's safe to say no two are alike.

Kanetix® offers drivers shopping for car insurance a better and quicker way to shop for auto insurance. With just one visit, drivers can easily get online auto insurance quotes from competing insurance companies.

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