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#31 samsfern

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:15 PM

i have two minis, im 18, passed driving test nov 08, hold a competition licence

my daily driver is an 89' mayfair, declared mods are- 1310, rally cam, s/s exhaust, braided brake hoses, adjustable suspension geometry, race steering wheel,

insurance is with footman james and is just shy of £1200 fully comp

my road legal track warrior is another 89' mayfair FIA spec, mods declared are 1330 engine, race camshaft, 7 port head, performance exhaust, engine lightening/balancing, roll cage, bucket seats, 4 point harnesses, interior changes, race steering wheel, wider alloys and tyres, fully adjustable suspension, 4 pot brakes, braided brake hoses.

insurance for this is just over £1700 again with footman james

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

I am just 18.
I am insured on a 97 1.3 Mayfair for 1300 with Quinn.
Now ok, it is standard but! I called up asking about modifications and pleasantly discovered that they do not add modifications to my premium if they do not affect the performance of the car. Wheels (i was careful with 10's as some say they do improve the performance) , arches, color, seats anything really. But anything that alters the performance, even an air filter bumps up my premium.
If your car has had no engine, suspension mods then they might be the insurers for you.
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#33 Burnard

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

just tried to get a go-compare quote on my mini.... no one will quote me.
Just tried to get a quote on my mums car (mercedes)... £1000

what the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:54 PM

just tried to get a go-compare quote on my mini.... no one will quote me.
Just tried to get a quote on my mums car (mercedes)... £1000

what the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


well you know what your mums driving from now on then don't we :)
don't always trust the comparison sites, they often has wrong info loaded for cars, such as thinking 's' stands for sport on certain mk5 golfs.
much better off calling around and explaining your mods fully.

there's lots of companies like:
http://www.performan...-insurance.aspx

the other thing to do is ring around smaller insurance companies as some are glad for the business unlike big brand ones.
avoid any that can afford to advertise on tv as a rule :)

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

i know that, i was actually looking for a bike quote for me (£600 if ur interested)
and decided to do the others.

That website does have the mini listed as a coupe though :) which explains allot.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:58 PM

I dont bother with compare sites, on both occasions with 2 different cars I have managed to get cheaper quotes phoneing individual insurers. The insurers involved in compare sites seem to want to phone you now aswell and get you a cheaper quote, I know the phone didn't stop ringing from one half hour to the other after using go compare.

Also even though they dont seem to look at the rest of the car when checking the damage I wouldn't be suprised they have a sly eye looking over it.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

my golfs number plate is listed as a sport model on all comparison sites, although dvla have it at the correct spec.
so if i try get any quotes from a compare site they're always about a grand plus.

also if you phone an insurer directly you can often say you've been given a better offer else where, and will they match it?


burnard: bike eh? tut tut. maybe it's a coupe as its 2 doors with no decent boot space?
i'll check my docs later and see what mines listed as.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

arrghhh everywherei ring seems to be picking up my car as a cooper 1.3mpi off the reg ????


yet it's only a bog standard mini 1000 ????

anyone got any ideas


just got a quote from quinn direct and it's 2340 third party... man i am starting to feel like i am being punished for having a classic car >_<

Edited by Fire_monkey, 18 July 2009 - 01:55 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:22 PM

have you checked your reg on the dvla website to see what it's registered as?

http://www.taxdisc.d...Vehicle Enquiry

if you have no joy pm me your plate and ill try sort it.
let us know the results.

do you know the history of your mini, any rebuilds or new engines?

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:40 PM

the v5 is pretty starved of infomation

# or owner: 7
engine size: 998cc
fule type: petrol
wheelplan: 2axel-rigid body
colour: red

i really don't know too much as the previous own wasn't too mechanicly inclined so (or so they said) didn't touch a thing.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:46 PM

hi, enter your number plate with no spaces and its a rover by the way :teehee:
the dvla seem to think everything is made by rover for some reason. >_<

anyway:

The enquiry is complete
The vehicle details for H--------- are:

Date of Liability 01 01 2010
Date of First Registration 01 06 1991
Year of Manufacture 1991
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 998CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour RED
Vehicle Type Approval null
The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
6 Months Rate £68.75
12 Months Rate £125.00

does this sound like your car? this means that the dvla has it correctly and the insurance people have it wrong.
so you can tell any insurer to re-check with the dvla now.
have u tried admiral by the way? i'm with them as i said prev. and they're pretty good with mini's.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:52 PM

yep sounds like mine, thanks >_<

i have tried admral through confused and it's around 2705 quid third part F&T


i think the reason the premiums are soo high is to do with where i live, middlesbrough is well a "poo" hole, but where i live is rather nice, low on crime and what not, but i think as soon as they see middlesbrough they shoot the cost up

Edited by Fire_monkey, 18 July 2009 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:00 PM

ask about discounts for getting a good alarm. if you spend a couple of hundred on the alarm it should pay itself off quickly.
otherwise it's down to things like can you garage it at night, get your yearly millage down aswell, there's a big saving to be made there.
else just ask them what you can do to bring the quote down, be interested to hear what they said?
i saved 100 quid on my golfs insurance for having my gf on it.
else stick one of your parents on it maybe.

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

jebusss looks like adrian flux is still the cheapest >_< .... this is going to one expensive year for me

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 04:05 PM

i'd call up a broker first and let them see what they can get it for.
even if they take a small % they could get you good savings.
don't give up >_<




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