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Phoned up my insurance company tonight to tell them about my head unit, sub, intake, re-map and coil overs, only to be told they waanted £120 extra because of the 30 bhp increase in power and the coil overs!!!!!

Really can't believe it, I was running a VR6 corrado tuned to the nutz with 120bhp more than standard and it cost me less on top of my policy.

How do other peoples insurers take a re-map etc?
 

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Tell me about it they are a bunch of comediens! No more mods for me until the policy runs out!
 

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There's usually a penalty for doing that. I'm paying over the odds 'cos I changed cars half way through the policy period, the penalty for surrendering the policy outweighs the saving I'd make insuring the R elsewhere :-(
 

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my policy on my r32 and my gti are both up this month, and ive since modded so am planning to go with greenlight - assuming they give me a good quote in the morning for both cars

one things for sure, i am NEVER going with norwich union direct again
 

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I am with elephant and out of interest I done a qoute through greenlight after the praise they get on here. They were about £150 dearer for me for pretty much same terms
 

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Algie said:
There's usually a penalty for doing that. I'm paying over the odds 'cos I changed cars half way through the policy period, the penalty for surrendering the policy outweighs the saving I'd make insuring the R elsewhere :-(
I've found that out this week. I rang Greenlight (who my R32 insurance was with) for a quote for my new Edition 30. They want an extra £77 which brings the total for a years worth of cover to over £640 (paid £570 for the R32). I've been getting quotes from elsewhere for around £420-£440, but the amount Greenlight will refund me for cancelling mid-policy is so pathetic that it's just as easy staying with them until the next renewal and then shopping around again.

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I am with elephant and out of interest I done a qoute through greenlight after the praise they get on here. They were about £150 dearer for me for pretty much same terms
Except they cover modified parts like for like, unlike Elephant and other mainstream insurers who replace them with standard parts even though you've declared modified parts and paid the extra for having them!
 

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After seeing this post i got a quote from Greenlight, they quoted:

Estimated premium: £597.70

I am insured with priveldge for £425, so not a mile away.

When i collected my car last week, i had the 7 days insurance for free, and then they quoted me £1440 for a year...pfff no thx VW..:shot:
 

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That money xpert bloke was banging on on Radio 1 the other day saying he could he could save loads on car insurance.

I had a look at his website moneyexpert.com. Involves going through several processes and gave up, due to my poor attention span, but it might prove useful to some of you. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
 

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When i collected my car last week, i had the 7 days insurance for free, and then they quoted me £1440 for a year...pfff no thx VW..:shot:
Similar here with my Ed30 - all quotes have been around the £400-440 mark....VW want £1065 after the first 7 days!:argh:
 

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I switched to Performance Direct from Admiral last November and saved around £50 (only £342 full comp business class 1, 'cos I'm getting old....).
 

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'cos I'm getting old....).
Just got quoted £260 with MoreThan I must be older and that's with protected No Claims.
 

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Got no no claims bonus and admiral quoted me £750 (always been a named driver) and I'm 31. They also said if I put my 26 year old girlfriend on they will lower it further. What a load of nonsense, she is worse than me!! Anyone know any good insurance people for 'first timers'?
 

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Got no no claims bonus and admiral quoted me £750 (always been a named driver) and I'm 31. They also said if I put my 26 year old girlfriend on they will lower it further. What a load of nonsense, she is worse than me!! Anyone know any good insurance people for 'first timers'?
Try going onto privledge online, and typing in your details. They might not be the cheapest straight away, but it comes crashing down after a couple of years. But try it, it might be cheaper. On the last page change the details like Legal, excess, and NCB, and it gets a lot cheaper. Make sure you put your missus on there, as its a lot cheaper as a "family" car.

Let me know what it comes up as if you try it?
 
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