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#1 ChrisGibbard

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:50 PM

So it's that time of year again, and my current insurer wants to put it up by £70. So I do what I do every year and get another quote from comparethemarket. The cheapest quote is £168, which is £120 cheaper than the renewal quote. No-brainer really. But what makes it even more attractive, is the free Meerkat toy. The current one is fetching £40 on ebay! So where can you fully comp an Xsara Picasso for £130 a year!



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:17 PM

.. and 2-4-1 cinema tickets on a Tues/Weds :)

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:32 PM

If you use the 2 for 1 tickets, either from house or car insurance and go to the pictures during the 6 months of winter you more than recoup the cost of the initial premium

 

I did a compare last year for my C3 Mk3 The lowest was £70 more than Direct Line wanted. So I stayed with them. They are not on compare sights


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:43 PM

Cinema tickets?   Haven't been to the cinema or watched a film onTV since the 1970s.  I fall asleep.

 


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:27 AM

Took kids to see first Ghostbusters, that was my last visit 1984ish



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

Got my insurance due next month - lets see what magical figures my renewal company comes up with ! :) I changed the Mrs' car to One-Call last year so I'll be on the Meerkat (and others) again soon....I forgot how easy it was to switch....

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 11:44 AM

Well, they upped it again by over £50 to £450 !! (Zurich)

So I'm moving...

All-Inclusive: One-Call (Includes Courtesy car, Legal, personal accident, keys, Breakdown, etc) with £100 each excess for £279

Cheapest basic policy is £206 from RIAS, add £60 for Breakdown & Legal to make it comparable, and its not much difference.
Slightly higher compulsory excess at £145. RIAS breakdown cover is European though, and I'm driving to Germany in June.....

Admiral, Elephant and Diamond come close follower ups.

Get a free Oleg with either ;)

Edit: These are pay-monthly costs. Annual cover is cheaper but a bigger hit... in Jan !

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

I went with RIAS as well this time, did home insurance with them as well



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

I went with RIAS as well this time, did home insurance with them as well

 You'd recommend them then ?  (so far)...



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:13 PM

The price was right, most likely a different company next year, no rewards for loyalty



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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:19 AM

If you are looking for rescue try Rescue My Car £23.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

Went with One-Call (£275) and upgraded to full RAC cover for £85 as I'm off to Germany etc, later this year. Starts at £192 on the RAC site for the same cover....

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

used to be a loyal LV customer with multi car and club discounts

 

no more , latest  renewal £210 , up £40 from last year

 

onto Moneysupermarket  - Admiral  £165  and with a lower excess 


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:15 PM

I have just had a quote from Admiral for the '07 2.0 16v Auto- 1,027.04 GBP.

Thats around twice the value of the car!

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

Theyre all a bunch of robbing baskets, dont tell me its all down to car thefts etc, what was last years ?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:59 PM

I've got it back to 420 GBP- but it is so riddled with Ts&Cs that there would never be any chance of getting paid out for anything.

And- the Next base cameras, front and back, helped not one iota.


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 07:51 PM

Its a month away from that dreaded time when Robin Hood comes to visit, been getting early quotes, as recommended by Martin Lewis, managing to get £30 less than last year with courtesy car, legal, NCB protected etc with Quote me happy. com, see what my present company, Rias, want at renewal, Im ready for them



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:45 AM

time again for me too. Direct Line again the cheapest, all have gone up this year but direct line is £3 cheaper on face value but the next cheapest want £25 for legal which DL include. So I've stayed with them. 

Also as car is covered for rescue for 3 years by Citroen cancelled rescue service saved £45. Base for that is £25 but insurance of key fob was £20 but now I find out didn't cover keyless entry fobs.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 02:31 PM

I have key insurance with my AA cover, I've not noticed excemptions for keyless fobs. Maybe I need to read the small print?

 

One good thing is that the key is on a chain clipped to my wallet and belt so is pretty secure. I learnt that lesson years ago after losing a wallet. This sort of thing

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

Hi all. Somewhat surprised that according to the latest Citroen assistance brochure, running out of fuel, mis-fueling, loss of keys, and importantly,punctures/wheel changes are excluded from their assistance.Some breakdown companies cover some or all of these. As Avon says read the small print.