Since I started on my car hunt, one of the most surprising things to come up has been the sheer diversity of insurance payments people pay.
I guess it is reasonable to expect that the topic would come up when discussing automobiles but I didn't expect the numbers to be so different.
Our insurance bureau has published a fairly comprehensive pdf rating the various cars.
If you work through the definition of terms and colour codes, you'll start to see how vehicles look like on their end and begin to understand why some quite "regular" cars have such high insurance.
Food for thought. Check out how your ride rates here in Canada.