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Post by Matt H » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:19 am

Not recently, but I will again when I need to get the white valver re-insured.

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:20 am

Matt H wrote:Not recently, but I will again when I need to get the white valver re-insured.
Ok Mate, I insured the Beetle with them and had a 21 year old on the policy with no issues.
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Post by Defender110 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:04 pm

I was quoted £245 by Footman James for my TGD Auto, I insured it with Peter Best for £108 in the end. I had my Jensen insured throught FJ though.
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Post by mds141 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:04 pm

When i got the valver last year i insured it with Lancaster Insurance for £75 fully comp. Quote this year from Lancaster was £150 :shock: so shopped around and cheapest quote was from Sure Term Direct at £99 fully comp, however both companies share the same address. So read into that what you will. :?
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:29 pm

Is that for limited mileage & what type of policy conditions do you have to meet to get prices that cheap?
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2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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Post by mds141 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:49 pm

Conditions are that you need have use of another car and i've restricted mileage to 3000 per year. Other than that no special clause. I'm 41 yrs old if that makes any difference. I have a Honda Firestorm 1000cc v-twin bike which i pay £63 tpft. My ex-neighbour is 21 yrs old and pays £1200 for a '91 Golf Gti 8v. :!:
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:07 pm

One thing I will say, you don't have to ring around every year, but it's definitely worth doing every couple of years. FJ suddenly went horrific for me some years ago. Went elsewhere but going back to them as a new customer a bit later resulted in competitive quotes once again. Insurers do punish laziness!

Also, I'm yet to find a classic car insurer's website that gives quotes as good as you get by actually phoning up.

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Post by MULLEY » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:04 pm

I change my insurance every year, i keep collecting these no claims discounts, but the premiums still keep rising, its a joke tbh. I don't see the point in having them, its supposed to show that you are a better risk, but insurance companies don't seem to take this into account. In the end because of various staff discounts that i get, i took it out with Aviva as they were the cheapest by miles.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:36 am

I was with Aviva a couple of years ago (Norich Union as it was then) when my son wrote off my Mercedes C class, Their claims department were absolutely superb guiding me through every step with a genuine enthusiasm to help. They settled the claim very very quickly to a figure I was very happy with. After they had settled they even had an adviser ring me to help me find a suitable similar replacement car. One of my neighbours had the same experience with them and like me he can't recommend them highly enough. Unfortunately they don't really like grey imports or modified vehicles so weren't competative enough with my current grey import Mitsubishi. 10 out of 10 for customer relations / claims.
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1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.(Currently in dry storage)
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery Series 2 Facelift TD5 - Daily driver / hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 200tdi Series 1 3 door - in need of TLC

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Post by themildbunch » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:58 pm

resurrected thread..

Can't believe I didn't try this before... £195 for two BX's parked on the street in central Bristol with Peter James

We were paying nearly £300 for 1 BX until now - the lack of garage or modern everyday car didn't seem to be a problem either..

some things get better in your 40's.. :?
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:12 pm

themildbunch wrote:resurrected thread..

Can't believe I didn't try this before... £195 for two BX's parked on the street in central Bristol with Peter James

We were paying nearly £300 for 1 BX until now - the lack of garage or modern everyday car didn't seem to be a problem either..

some things get better in your 40's.. :?
Bargain, I pay £140 for 4 BX's through Footman James.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by Paul296 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:09 pm

Funny this should just come up. I've just sorted out the classic policy for both my cars with Footman James. Both cars on one policy; fully comp, full breakdown cover etc. etc. - £124! I couldn't bliddy believe it. It's saving me a fortune!! :D

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:12 pm

Roverman wrote:Bargain, I pay £140 for 4 BX's through Footman James.
:shock: That is incredibly cheap!

Got a quote from elephant for the GT, quoted £1800, not paying that.

I'm just going to have to tax and temporarily insure the GT when I want to use it, a massive pain in the arse, but no classic insurance company will insure me with 6 points... When i'm 25 they'll be gone and I will be able to use the full market, rather than the few who will insure under 25's.

I'm paying £650 for my 1.4 mk2 astra atm with Elephant, much less than last year (£850) but still far too much for what it is. I was going to fit GTE brakes and swap the rear drums for discs this summer, but doing this will increase the premium by 200ish! Better brakes=increased risk??! I don't think so.
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:21 pm

Tom, Insure it in Stephens name with you as a named driver through Footman James, mention the BX club and you get a discount.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Hmm interesting idea, it's registered to me though so would that be an issue? Putting my dad and stepdad on my astra's policy knocked £250 off it so will try that too, but not going to worry about it too much until the summer when it will need sorting!
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1985 Citroen BX19 GT
1988 Volvo 740 2.0 GL Hearse
2002 NIssan Micra 1.0 S CVT
2012 Kia Venga 1.4 CRDI