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Colinbentley

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163 posts

34 months

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Monday 4th June 2012 quote quote all
I could't believe the difference recently after purcahasing a Mercedes SLK 320 and was quoted $720 by my insurance company, wher I have another car insured, for an agreed value. Out of curiosity I decided to shop around, and immediately found another company who bettered it by $100 and astounded to fins a third company who insured the car for $472....a saving of $200 on an agreed value. I couldn't believe the difference, all by large well known companies. It certainly pays to shop around.

pikey

7,646 posts

170 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
Same as in UK though, surely?

Pommygranite

5,687 posts

102 months

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Monday 18th June 2012 quote quote all
Who are they?

Colinbentley

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163 posts

34 months

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Sunday 24th June 2012 quote quote all
The quote of $720 was from the RACV and the quote of $472 was from APIA. The excess of $500 and all other details were the same.

Colinbentley

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163 posts

34 months

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Sunday 24th June 2012 quote quote all
Sorry the RACV quote was $770.
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Colinbentley

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163 posts

34 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
What am I talking about ? I shouldn't reply to questions when I've been on the sauce. The figures on my original post are corect......RACV $720.....APIA $472.

Mattt

15,647 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
Who's best to try?

I used Captain Compare and got some options - apart from Shannons anyone else worth a go?

Would look to insure the Disco first, then the TVR when it arrives.

suthol

1,417 posts

120 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
Colinbentley said:
The quote of $720 was from the RACV and the quote of $472 was from APIA. The excess of $500 and all other details were the same.
Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency, that's a rather select club to belong to biggrin

TAS1981

497 posts

91 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2012 quote quote all
Incidentally I found Shannons cheapest weirdly and then when I did CTP I found them cheapest again though probably as I am insured with them...

Mattt

15,647 posts

104 months

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Wednesday 18th July 2012 quote quote all
Budget Direct were cheapest for me at $900ish, Shannons wanted $1600.

Much to choose from between Budget Direct Gold & Virgin? All info seems to be the same.

TAS1981

497 posts

91 months

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
Which goes to show they seem to be working on entirely different demographics....I am guessing....wildly different results!

Mattt

15,647 posts

104 months

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Thursday 19th July 2012 quote quote all
AAMI were oddly much cheaper, with agreed value etc.

Mc F

322 posts

149 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
do you have to declare when the cars are UK imports?

pikey

7,646 posts

170 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Mc F said:
do you have to declare when the cars are UK imports?
Yes. And I found that that makes most companies won't even quote on an imported car.

I insured my imported vehicle with 'Just Car', who are fine with it being an import but require a lot of detail before they cover you.

NSNO

61 posts

38 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Anyone know what the reason is for companies not insuring an import?

I know that different cars come under different risk predictions but say you imported a like for like model that was available for sale in Australia then you wouldn't be any more likely statistically to crash it. Also if you're car was a write off then they could pay you out a lower figure if your car was an import as well.

Hasbeen

1,521 posts

107 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
I still have the TR7 & TR8 with Shannons, as they were quite competitive on them, & offer better conditions, like choice of repairer.

However on the S2000, the local Ford Capri, & the ladies Mazda their price had skyrocketed, with no claims or changes.

I saved about $1000 on them with Just Car. Just were also the only reasonable company for the daughter when she was still in her teens. Something like $1500,00 cheaper on a $6000,00 car.

pikey

7,646 posts

170 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
NSNO said:
Anyone know what the reason is for companies not insuring an import?
I've wondered myself. When I asked (after being told they wouldn't insure my car as it's an import) the default answer was "because they're more dangerous", which just goes to show the person at the end of the phone didn't have a clue either!

My car, a 2011 Porsche Cayenne, has only two different things between the UK model and Australian model - the SatNav map and the sticker behind the speedo, but apparently these two things mean it can't be insured as a non-imported car.


justnotsure

403 posts

103 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
When I insured my Lotus with Shannons, I told them it was an import and the guy on the other end of the phone said it didn't matter at all.

pikey

7,646 posts

170 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
justnotsure said:
When I insured my Lotus with Shannons, I told them it was an import and the guy on the other end of the phone said it didn't matter at all.
That makes sense - Shannons were the only other company I found who insured imports. smile

Google [bot]

3,422 posts

67 months

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Anyone with a 'prestige' car should look at going to Lloyds via a broker.

My renewal was up for the 928 at $670 or so fully comp, agreed value. I called Shannons to get a comparison quote - $1800.
UK import too.

Edited by Google [bot] on Monday 15th October 06:07

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