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#1 Benjy25

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:08 PM

Well guys I'm finally gonna get my mini insurance this week after waiting 5 long months to get my written off car removed from my front drive. Firstly I know that I need to be part of a club so is the british mini club the best one to sign up to or are there others? (I would sign up to TMF but you know...) Keeping in mind my mini is COMPLETELY standard and I live in London which companies would you recommend? can a list or something be created adding in any new ones.

EDIT IM 18 :(

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Adrian Flux
Footman James

Edited by Benjy25, 08 March 2010 - 07:18 PM.


#2 Bungle

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

i would sign up to your local club

you will get more use out of it than a national club

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

HIC
The Co-Operative

Footman James were nothing special IMO (well I am 18) - their fully comp doesn't even allow you to drive any other vehicle whilst your under 25. Worth getting a quote in - don't forget to limit your mileage.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:22 PM

Most insurers wont let under 25's drive other cars fully comp. Footman james are really good, but only do classic policys with limited mileage for young drivers.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:24 PM

Im with Footman James, always found their prices reasonable for me

Also, dont forget your agreed value :(

#6 Benjy25

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:31 PM

I'm gonna show off my amazing insurance knowledge now, whats an agreed value??

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:35 PM

You agree a value with the insurance company, otherwise they will just value it at a very low figure if you write it off in a crash.
I'm with A Flux who have a special classic mini policy + discounts and they are on the ball.

Edited by Teapot, 08 March 2010 - 07:37 PM.


#8 luiji89

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:36 PM

agreed value, when/if you crash or your car is stolen you get the payout of the agreed price and not the book value... (thats a breif description, google it!)

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

would it change the price of the insurance and do I just ask the companies about an agreed valuation policy??

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

would it change the price of the insurance and do I just ask the companies about an agreed valuation policy??


im pretty sure you need a club to value it or something along those lines, and then tell the insurance and they may send some1 out to look aswel

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:42 PM

i was going to use james footman when i turned 17 in may wooo but then found out i wont build up my new claims which i need as it be my first year

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:45 PM

would it change the price of the insurance and do I just ask the companies about an agreed valuation policy??


im pretty sure you need a club to value it or something along those lines, and then tell the insurance and they may send some1 out to look aswel

Yes, the terms vary but you usually have to supply photos as well. A Flux has just started charging extra -- £10 I think. Ask around.
EDIT It doesn't alter the premium I pay. I usually do it separately about a month after I've renewed the premium.
EDIT TWICE Sorry, I should say A Flux isn't so good for young drivers. I'm just citing them for the agreed value thingy.

Edited by Teapot, 08 March 2010 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:45 PM

im 22 have only held my license 2 years. had my first mini wrote off in the first year of my insurance(not my fault by the way) and im using lancester insurance. there cheap and im on an agreed valuation with all mods declared. i think the best thing for us young drivers is to shop around i wanted to use adrian flux but the cheapest they could do with all mods declared was 1000 but with lancaster its only 568.

agreed valuation is the most important part to be honest because i didnt have an agreed valuation the first year and they tryed to offer me 700 for my mini lol. ended up with 2200 and got to keep the mini :(

#14 Benjy25

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:56 PM

what would I do without you lot :(.....

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:17 AM

So far I have:

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Adrian Flux
Footman James
lancester insurance
HIC
The Co-Operative

Any others??




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