135 New Car Models to Get Lower Rates From State Farm

29 November 1999

135 New Car Models to Get Lower Rates From State Farm, 109 in Line for Higher Rates
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Nov. 29 -- One hundred thirty-five models
of year 2000 vehicles have qualified for lower-than-standard auto insurance
rates from State Farm because they generate lower-than-average claim payments
for damage and theft.
    One hundred nine 2000 models will be charged above-standard rates because
their damage and theft claim payments are higher-than-average.
    The other 79 year 2000 models will be charged standard rates.  Standard
rates for all models are based on the manufacturer's suggested retail price of
the vehicle.
    Under a rating plan on file with insurance departments in most states,
State Farm uses its actual claim payments for vehicle damage and theft on
similar models for prior years to determine which 2000 models will qualify for
lower- or higher-than-standard premiums for collision and comprehensive
coverages.
    Models that qualify for lower rates generally are charged from 10 to 45
percent less than the standard collision and comprehensive premiums for
vehicles in their price range.  Owners of models getting higher rates
generally pay from 10 to 45 percent more than the standard collision and
comprehensive rates for vehicles in their price range.
    Only the premiums for the two coverages that insure the vehicle against
damage and theft -- collision and comprehensive -- are affected by the
program.
    Many pre-2000 model vehicles are also being charged rates below- or above-
standard under the program, which has been in effect since 1981.
    The State Farm make and model rating system applies in all states except
Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas, where similar state-mandated programs
are used.  It also does not apply in the three Canadian provinces in which
State Farm sells auto insurance.
    Following is a list of the 2000 models that qualify, in most states, for
below-standard premiums, a list of those assessed the standard premiums and a
list of those charged above-standard premiums for their price range.

                STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
                            Bloomington, Illinois

    KEY -- 2d=2-door             Cv=convertible      spw=sport wagon
           4d=4-door             van=van             2wd=2-wheel drive
           S/W= station wagon    pk=pick-up         4wd=4-wheel drive

    The following 2000 models will be charged lower-than-standard collision
    and comprehensive premiums:

    ACURA
                                   CL                       2d
                                   RL                       4d
                                   TL                       4d
    AUDI
                                   A6                       4d
                                   A6                       S/W
    BENTLEY
                                   Arnage                   4d
                                   Azure                    2d Cv
                                   Continental              2d
                                   Turbo                    4d
    BMW
                                   740i                     4d
                                   750i                     4d
                                   Z3                       2d
    BUICK
                                   Century                  4d
                                   LeSabre                  4d
                                   Park Avenue              4d
                                   Regal                    4d
                                   Riviera                  2d
    CADILLAC
                                   Catera                   4d
                                   DeVille                  4d
                                   Eldorado                 2d
                                   Escalade                 spw
                                   Seville                  4d
    CHEVROLET
                                   Astro                    van
                                   Blazer                   4d spw
                                   C2500                    pk
                                   Chevy Van                van
                                   Corvette                 2d
                                   Corvette                 2d Cv
                                   Express                  van
                                   K2500                    pk
                                   Lumina                   4d
                                   Silverado 2500           pk
                                   Suburban                 spw
                                   Tahoe                    spw
                                   Venture                  van
    CHRYSLER
                                   Concorde                 4d
                                   LHS                      4d
                                   Town and Country         van
    DODGE
                                   Ram Wagon / Van          van
                                   Caravan                  van
                                   Grand Caravan            van
    FERRARI
                                   F355 Spider              2d Cv
    FORD
                                   Club Wagon               van
                                   Crown Victoria           4d
                                   Econoline                van
                                   Expedition               spw
                                   Explorer                 spw
                                   F150                     4wd pk
                                   F250                     pk
                                   F350                     pk
                                   Taurus                   4d
                                   Taurus                   S/W
    GMC
                                   Jimmy                    2wd 4d spw
                                   Sierra Classic 2500      pk
                                   Sierra Classic 3500      2wd pk
                                   Safari                   van
                                   Savana                   van
                                   Sierra 2500              pk
                                   Sonoma                   4wd pk
                                   Suburban C1500           spw
                                   Suburban K1500           spw
                                   Suburban K2500           spw
                                   Yukon                    spw
    HONDA
                                   CRV                      spw
                                   Odyssey                  van
    INFINITI
                                   I30                      4d
                                   Q45                      4d
                                   QX4                      spw
    ISUZU
                                   Hombre                   4wd pk
                                   Oasis                    van
                                   Trooper                  spw
    JAGUAR
                                   XJ8                      4d
                                   XJR                      4d
                                   XK8                      2d
                                   XK8                      2d Cv
    JEEP/EAGLE
                                   Jeep Gr Cherokee         spw
    LEXUS
                                   ES 300                   4d
                                   LS 400                   4d
    LINCOLN
                                   Continental              4d
                                   Navigator                spw
                                   Town Car                 4d
    MERCEDES-BENZ
                                   C230W                    4d
                                   C280W                    4d
                                   C43                      4d
                                   CL500                    2d
                                   CL600                    2d
                                   E300                     4d
                                   E320                     4d
                                   E320                     S/W
                                   E430                     4d
                                   E55 AMG                  4d
                                   ML320                    spw
                                   ML430                    spw
                                   S320                     4d
                                   S420                     4d
                                   S500                     4d
                                   S600                     4d
                                   SL500                    2d
                                   SL600                    2d
                                   SLK230                   2d
    MERCURY
                                   Grand Marquis            4d
                                   Mountaineer              spw
                                   Sable                    4d
                                   Sable                    S/W
                                   Villager                 van
    NISSAN
                                   Quest                    van
    OLDSMOBILE
                                   LSS                      4d
                                   88                       4d
                                   Aurora                   4d
                                   Bravada                  spw
                                   Cutlass                  4d
                                   Intrigue                 4d
                                   Silhouette               van
    PLYMOUTH
                                   Grand Voyager            van
                                   Prowler                  2d
                                   Voyager                  van
    PONTIAC
                                   Bonneville               4d
                                   Grand Prix               4d
                                   Montana                  van
    PORSCHE
                                   Boxster                  2d Cv
    ROLLS ROYCE
                                   Park Ward                4d
                                   Silver Seraph            4d
                                   Silver Spur III          4d
    SAAB
                                   9-5                      4d
                                   9-5                      S/W
    SATURN
                                   SW                       S/W
    TOYOTA
                                   Avalon                   4d
                                   Sienna                   van
    VOLKSWAGEN
                                   Eurovan                  van
                                   Passat                   S/W
    VOLVO
                                   C70                      2d
                                   C70                      2d Cv
                                   S70                      4d
                                   S80                      4d
                                   V70                      S/W

                STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
                            Bloomington, Illinois

    KEY -- 2d=2-door             Cv=convertible      spw=sport wagon
           4d=4-door             van=van             2wd=2-wheel drive
           S/W= station wagon    pk=pick-up          4wd=4-wheel drive

    The following 2000 models will be charged standard collision and
    comprehensive premiums:

    ACURA
                                   SLX                      spw
    AUDI
                                   A4                       4d
                                   A4                       S/W
    BMW
                                   528i                     4d
                                   528i                     S/W
                                   540i                     4d
                                   540i                     S/W
                                   M3                       2d Cv
    CHEVROLET
                                   Blazer                   2d spw
                                   C1500                    pk
                                   C3500                    pk
                                   K1500                    pk
                                   K3500                    pk
                                   Malibu                   4d
                                   Monte Carlo              2d
                                   S10                      4wd pk
                                   Silverado 1500           pk
    CHRYSLER
                                   300M                     4d
                                   Cirrus                   4d
                                   Sebring                  2d Cv
    DAEWOO
                                   Lanos                    2d
                                   Lanos                    4d
                                   Leganza                  4d
                                   Nubira                   4d
                                   Nubira                   S/W
    DODGE
                                   Durango                  spw
                                   Intrepid                 4d
                                   Ram 2500                 4wd pk
    FERRARI
                                   456M GT                  2d
                                   F355                     2d
    FORD
                                   Contour                  4d
                                   Escort                   S/W
                                   F150                     2wd pk
                                   Ranger                   pk
                                   Windstar                 van
    GMC
                                   Jimmy                    2wd 2d spw
                                   Jimmy                    4wd 4d spw
                                   Sierra Classic 1500      pk
                                   Sierra Classic 3500      4wd pk
                                   Sierra 1500              pk
    HONDA
                                   Accord                   2d
                                   Accord                   4d
                                   Passport                 spw
    INFINITI
                                   G20                      4d
    ISUZU
                                   Amigo                    spw
                                   Rodeo                    spw
                                   VehiCross                spw
    JEEP/EAGLE
                                   Jeep Cherokee            spw
    LAND ROVER
                                   Discovery                spw
    LEXUS
                                   GS 300                   4d
                                   LX 470                   spw
                                   RX 300                   spw
                                   SC 400                   2d
    MAZDA
                                   Millenia                 4d
    MERCEDES-BENZ
                                   CLK320                   2d
                                   CLK430                   2d
    MERCURY
                                   Mystique                 4d
    MITSUBISHI
                                   Diamante                 4d
    NISSAN
                                   King Cab                 pk
                                   Pathfinder               spw
                                   Regular bed              pk
    OLDSMOBILE
                                   Alero                    2d
                                   Alero                    4d
    PONTIAC
                                   Grand Prix               2d
                                   Sunfire                  2d Cv
    SAAB
                                   9-3                      2d Cv
    SATURN
                                   SL                       4d
    SUBARU
                                   Forester                 spw
                                   Legacy                   4d
                                   Legacy                   S/W
    SUZUKI
                                   Grand Vitara             spw
                                   Vitara                   spw
    TOYOTA
                                   4 Runner                 2wd spw
                                   Camry                    2d
                                   Camry                    4d
                                   Celica                   2d Cv
    VOLKSWAGEN
                                   Beetle                   2d
                                   Cabrio                   2d Cv
                                   Passat                   4d

                STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
                            Bloomington, Illinois

    KEY -- 2d=2-door             Cv=convertible       spw=sport wagon
           4d=4-door             van=van              2wd=2-wheel drive
           S/W= station wagon    pk=pick-up           4wd=4-wheel drive

    The following 2000 models will be charged higher-than-standard collision
    and comprehensive premiums:

    ACURA
                                   Integra                  2d
                                   Integra                  4d
                                   NSX                      2d
    AUDI
                                   A8                       4d
    BMW
                                   318Ti                    2d
                                   323i                     2d Cv
                                   323i                     2d
                                   323i                     4d
                                   328i                     2d
                                   328i                     2d Cv
                                   328i                     4d
                                   M                        2d
                                   M3                       2d
    CHEVROLET
                                   Camaro                   2d
                                   Camaro                   2d Cv
                                   Cavalier                 2d
                                   Cavalier                 2d Cv
                                   Cavalier                 4d
                                   Metro                    2d
                                   Metro                    4d
                                   Prizm                    4d
                                   S10                      2wd pk
                                   Tracker                  spw
    CHRYSLER
                                   Sebring                  2d
    DODGE
                                   Avenger                  2d
                                   Dakota                   pk
                                   Neon                     2d
                                   Neon                     4d
                                   Ram 1500                 pk
                                   Ram 2500                 2wd pk
                                   Ram 3500                 pk
                                   Stratus                  4d
                                   Viper                    2d
    FERRARI
                                   550 Maranello            2d
    FORD
                                   Escort                   4d
                                   Escort ZX2               2d
                                   Mustang                  2d
                                   Mustang                  2d Cv
    GMC
                                   Jimmy                    4wd 2d spw
                                   Sonoma                   2wd pk
                                   Suburban C2500           spw
    HONDA
                                   Civic                    2d
                                   Civic                    4d
                                   Prelude                  2d
    HYUNDAI
                                   Accent                   2d
                                   Accent                   4d
                                   Elantra                  4d
                                   Elantra                  S/W
                                   Sonata                   4d
                                   Tiburon                  2d
    ISUZU
                                   Hombre                   2wd pk
    JEEP/EAGLE
                                   Jeep Wrangler            spw
    KIA
                                   Sephia                   4d
                                   Sportage                 spw
    LEXUS
                                   GS 400                   4d
                                   SC 300                   2
    MAZDA
                                   626                      4d
                                   B2500                    2wd pk
                                   B3000                    pk
                                   B4000                    pk
                                   MX5                      2d Cv
                                   Protege                  4d
    MERCEDES-BENZ
                                   CLK320                   2d Cv
    MERCURY
                                   Cougar                   2d
                                   Tracer                   4d
                                   Tracer                   S/W
    MITSUBISHI
                                   3000 GT                  2d
                                   Eclipse                  2d
                                   Eclipse                  2d Cv
                                   Galant                   4d
                                   Mirage                   2d
                                   Mirage                   4d
                                   Montero                  spw
                                   Montero Sport            spw
    NISSAN
                                   Altima                   4d
                                   Maxima                   4d
                                   Sentra                   4d
    PLYMOUTH
                                   Breeze                   4d
                                   Neon                     2d
                                   Neon                     4d
    PONTIAC
                                   Firebird                 2d
                                   Firebird                 2d Cv
                                   Grand Am                 2d
                                   Grand Am                 4d
                                   Sunfire                  2d
                                   Sunfire                  4d
    PORSCHE
                                   911 Carrera              2d
                                   911 Carrera 4            2d Cv
    RANGE ROVER
                                   4.0                      spw
                                   4.6                      spw
    SAAB
                                   9-3                      2d
                                   9-3                      4d
    SATURN
                                   SC                       2d
    SUBARU
                                   Impreza                  2d
                                   Impreza                  4d
                                   Impreza                  S/W
    SUZUKI
                                   Esteem                   4d
                                   Esteem                   S/W
                                   Swift                    2d
    TOYOTA
                                   4 Runner                 4wd spw
                                   Celica                   2d
                                   Corolla                  4d
                                   Land Cruiser             spw
                                   PreRunner                pk
                                   Rav4                     spw
                                   Tacoma                   2wd pk
    VOLKSWAGEN
                                   Golf                     4d
                                   GTI                      2d
                                   Jetta                    4d



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