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    stage 1 remap and young driver!

    Hi everyone, had my s3 for 3 months now and its craving more power. Im 23 with 4 years ncb and no convictions and currently paying Ł950 a year with elephant.

    Asked my insurer about having a revo stage one done (20% power increase) and they came back with Ł2600!
    I have tried direct line, confused and a-plan and all come back around the 2K mark.

    Anyone know of a better place to try?

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    When insurance companys know about a young driver with a remap they take the piss. Try being 20 with dangerous driving charge.

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    [QUOTE=waring192;920990]Hi everyone, had my s3 for 3 months now and its craving more power. Im 23 with 4 years ncb and no convictions and currently paying Ł950 a year with elephant.

    how have you got a S3 insured that cheap to start with ??????
    i have a A3 2.0t quattro and i pay just over a grand fully comp i am 23 with 4 years NCB
    car lives in a garage and parked in a secured car park while at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmax7 View Post

    how have you got a S3 insured that cheap to start with ??????
    i have a A3 2.0t quattro and i pay just over a grand fully comp i am 23 with 4 years NCB
    car lives in a garage and parked in a secured car park while at work.
    Sheffield (urban) and cumbria (countryside) lol


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    hi andmax7,

    Not sure, tesco were not far off but didnt have windscreen cover. Would go with them if i stuck without the remap as they could do Ł1200 with protected NCB.

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    What your paying at the moment sounds cheap!

    I have a 2.0 tdi wih 4 years no claim bonus and am 21 and I pay Ł1300 with Elephant!!
    Now - A1 1.6TDI S-Line in Amfali White with comfort pack

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    Try Sennocke .

    http://www.sennocke.co.uk/

    These people were very good at finding affordable insurance(!) for me when I had both a 440bhp Sierra and an ex GpN Escort Cosworth with ALS and several other non-standard mods.

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    I'm 22, with an 07 s3, 2years ncb (although its over 3 years since last accident) and i pay 780 a year - i'd shop around if i were you!

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    Have you tried greenlight insurance?

    They came back Ł200 cheaper for me compared to my current company

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    Try Sennocke .

    http://www.sennocke.co.uk/

    These people were very good at finding affordable insurance(!) for me when I had both a 440bhp Sierra and an ex GpN Escort Cosworth with ALS and several other non-standard mods.
    Just been on the phone to them. Couldnt quote straight away due to the remap but they are getting back to me.

    I'm 22, with an 07 s3, 2years ncb (although its over 3 years since last accident) and i pay 780 a year - i'd shop around if i were you!
    Who is that with? Sounds very good.

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    What about *cough* not telling them *cough*....

    OK, not the best I grant you, but know LOADS of people who have done it - and (on the 8L at least) you can use the SPS switch to just disable the map and and when you need to....

    I wouldn't recommend breaking the law - but it gives you a price increase in insurance of 0%...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welly View Post
    What about *cough* not telling them *cough*....

    OK, not the best I grant you, but know LOADS of people who have done it - and (on the 8L at least) you can use the SPS switch to just disable the map and and when you need to....

    I wouldn't recommend breaking the law - but it gives you a price increase in insurance of 0%...
    He can't switch it back if he's in a bad enough accident, and then someone's got hit by an 'uninsured' driver..............don't do it. You're a young guy, hardworking or lucky enough to be driving a pretty quick car already. Either find a better quote or hold off until it does lower.

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    Admiral are worth a look. Although part of the same group as Elephant they were cheaper for me and have been very mod friendly so far...
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    Adrian Flux are brokers for NIG who I'm with. I've got a BARGAIN on my insurance. Well worth the price of a phone call.... Tell them that you're a member of a forum, that gets you extra discount!
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    Has comparethemarket not come up with anything?
    See who is lowest based on standard car and ask about remap?

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    why not just buy a bluefin plug and play so there wouldn't be any need for the insurer to know??

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1 View Post
    why not just buy a bluefin plug and play so there wouldn't be any need for the insurer to know??
    and if i crash and am unable to do this...

    comparethemarket just gave me Ł1550 with the remap, thats with admiral. could they get it down any further?

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    if you crash, you reset the factory settings so the insurer hasnt got any idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by billywhizz1 View Post
    if you crash, you reset the factory settings so the insurer hasnt got any idea
    but what if im unconsious or somthing?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waring192 View Post
    but what if im unconsious or somthing?!
    Then I'd worry about being alive, never mind my remap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonstarS3 View Post
    Then I'd worry about being alive, never mind my remap.
    Fair play that was good ahaha

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    i didnt relise elephants were so expensive to insure is it the one with the flappy padel ears and uprated intercooler trunk
    S3 8L ming blue westys old car shed loads of mods

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    It's all very well us saying "i'm with x" and so on

    But every single company will be different for every single person depending on postcode, age, driving experience/offences

    Just have to shop around matey
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