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Post by PerryGunn » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Just got my insurance renewal.... £145 (inc. protected no claims)

So with road tax at £245 and a £40 MOT, next year's on-the-road costs come in at £430 :P
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Post by hopz121 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:52 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Just got my insurance renewal.... £145 (inc. protected no claims)

So with road tax at £245 and a £40 MOT, next year's on-the-road costs come in at £430 :P
Excellent value :thumbsup:

That insurance is mega cheap, who is that with?
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Post by firebobby » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:53 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 pm
Just got my insurance renewal.... £145 (inc. protected no claims)

So with road tax at £245 and a £40 MOT, next year's on-the-road costs come in at £430 :P
Ah, but how much do you spend on oil Perry :P
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Post by PerryGunn » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm

hopz121 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:52 pm
That insurance is mega cheap, who is that with?
Admiral - it's part of my multi-car policy but they break it down to the price for each vehicle

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Ah, but how much do you spend on oil Perry :P
Very little - I only did just over 900 miles last year so used about a third of a litre... she'll still get an oil change before being tucked away for the winter though :)
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Post by buzyg » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Pretty much any ordinary sports car car is cheap to run if you don't drive it. :wink:

:driving: :D :P

When it's gone it's gone and you move on. :o
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Post by PerryGunn » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:18 pm

buzyg wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Pretty much any ordinary sports car car is cheap to run if you don't drive it. :wink:
The lack of mileage wasn't intentional, it was more a case of life getting in the way - couldn't even make time to get to ZedFest.
Everything has been very hectic for us since early this year and then, when we had the odd bit of free time, the weather was crap... :x
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Post by buzyg » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:46 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:18 pm
buzyg wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 pm
Pretty much any ordinary sports car car is cheap to run if you don't drive it. :wink:
The lack of mileage wasn't intentional, it was more a case of life getting in the way - couldn't even make time to get to ZedFest.
Everything has been very hectic for us since early this year and then, when we had the odd bit of free time, the weather was crap... :x
At least your Zed is not costing you too much in the mean time. :thumbsup: Life doesn't wait around for us does it. :roll:
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Post by srhutch » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm
hopz121 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:52 pm
That insurance is mega cheap, who is that with?
Admiral - it's part of my multi-car policy but they break it down to the price for each vehicle

firebobby wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Ah, but how much do you spend on oil Perry :P
Very little - I only did just over 900 miles last year so used about a third of a litre... she'll still get an oil change before being tucked away for the winter though :)
Just had my renewal through from Admiral £511 for both cars. After a phone call now £412, with the ///M being £200 including all mods.
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Post by hopz121 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:40 am

srhutch wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 pm
PerryGunn wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:02 pm
hopz121 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:52 pm
That insurance is mega cheap, who is that with?
Admiral - it's part of my multi-car policy but they break it down to the price for each vehicle

firebobby wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Ah, but how much do you spend on oil Perry :P
Very little - I only did just over 900 miles last year so used about a third of a litre... she'll still get an oil change before being tucked away for the winter though :)
Just had my renewal through from Admiral £511 for both cars. After a phone call now £412, with the ///M being £200 including all mods.
May have to try admiral when my cover runs out for my cars.

I have 2 1/2 cars and the misses has 1 too so maybe worth checking out.

Did they split your no claims bonus too?
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:40 am

srhutch wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:54 pm
Just had my renewal through from Admiral £511 for both cars. After a phone call now £412, with the ///M being £200 including all mods.
Renewal's not due until the start of October so I haven't had my little chat with Admiral yet.... :wink:
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Post by PerryGunn » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:04 pm

So i didn't forget about it, I did a bit of shopping around and then called Admiral, the result was a £120+ reduction in the renewal quote for our 3 car policy

This included £22 off the Alpina so that's now down to £123 (inc. protected no claims) - it seems to get cheaper every year so hopefully, at some point, they'll be paying me to insure it with them... :P
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Post by firebobby » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:09 pm

I found Admiral were good value when we had 2 youngish drivers in the house, but then they started to get silly. When we found other insurance companies quoting hundreds cheaper, Admiral's counter offers were quite pathetic really. :thumbsdown:
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