Only joking. But seen as this forum is all about passing on your knowledge, why not break it down and simplify it for the masses. Before someone spends there hard earned cash and doesn't realize what they're signing up to.
Admiral are fine but not if you want to remap or make a claim.
It has nothing to do with area or car TBH its just you are given a quote by computer and you need to fight it out with a broker. I was with admiral with just 2 months to run on my 3.2 insurance and i wanted to change to S3. They wouldn't even quote me !! eventually i got a quote of £1100 from them, i switched to Audis' own insurance for the remaining 2 months then tried everyone again...Admiral now said £475 !!.
I recently bought a new van. As its a commercial vehicle i had to start with Zero NCB again. Compare the market best quote was £4407 !!! After getting Aviva to ask their broker direct to asses the risk they can back with £480 in 1 years NVB complementary.....
You just need to take the time to speak to a broker and not the monkeys on the cheap insurance hotlines.
My insurance for the MGB was nearly £500, well over £2k today...and an MGB was only a Morris Marina underneath.
Every generation thinks they have a bad deal. 50 years ago my dad couldn't afford a car until he was 30 and we didn't have a TV until he had 4 kids and better job. 60 years ago most people were in council housing or tied housing/rented. Getting a mortgage was more difficult than it is toady in fact even getting a bank account was not easy. It all goes round and round :)
this is the post code list they use
Car Insurance Postcode Groups - Postcode as rated by Car Insurers
Same! I'm in Woking but my postcode is still GU :happy:
you might be interested to know the New cupra R 09-- is insurance group 36 the same as a S3 so they are messing you about.
Insurance group 36 I thought an s3 was group 18?
Thats the new style of insurance groups, they now go from 1-50 i think.
Yeah I noticed that, when I saw the rs3 was group 42 completely confused me
Insurance group is just a guide from an independent body, not a strict rule for pricing insurance. They price insurance more specifically than just using the insurance group (value of the car, for example) so you can get a range of prices within a group, and cars in different groups can end up the same price to insure.
I found insuring a more expensive car was far cheaper than insuring a cheapy old banger
Try Adrian Flux for young driver insurance, they specialise in young driver high performance...
Lol tried Adrian flux, got quoted 22000 on a 2litre tdi
i don't miss those days of paying stupid amounts for insurance been there done that lol , i think i was paying £3000 ish for my old escort RS turbo at 22 but every mod had been disclosed because i spent so much money on her and was on a like for like deal with a specialist insurance company , nowadays i pay £450 for my audi but i expect it to be cheap nowadays I'm a old b**tard now 31 lol
Might have to be a cupra lads, one went booting past me earlier and the sound that thing made was phenomenal!
Did it sound this good?
Why would you do that to me! That sounds unreal. FFS.
I find the 4 pot turbos sound a tad boring LOL...
Its all TICK TICK TICK TICK
WOOSH WOOSH WOOSH :rock:
(Dont get me wrong i love them though)
embedding wont work for me! Eisenmann BMW E90/92 M3 Race Performance Exhaust System - YouTube
The cupra looks nice until you get inside the damn thing! I don't know what's worse? That or the saabs interior! It's hideous
I remember reading somewhere about a black box of tricks (yeah I know, really helpfully) that monitors your driving, presumably speeds, actual millage, times of day your driving & that kind of thing, some companies will give you a discount for having it fitted - obviously there's the downside - having a prang @ 31mph in a 30 would probably mean no pay out!
My fave ATM c63 AMG
If you've done a quote with 2 older named drivers, you're probably within about 20% of your lowest possible price tbh. It's possible to haggle them down if you've got a second company with a not-far-off quote, but you'll only get so much off with that.
The area you live makes a massive difference - I live in a category B area, with relatively low car crime and accident rates, and mine is about £1,000 at 22 on a new A3 170TDI BE. If I put in a Bradford/Salford postcode, I get £8,000+ or just plain "no quote available"... the area makes a huge difference. Age seems to make a difference, sometimes moreso than NCB - although obviously the two often come hand in hand, so it's hard to compare sometimes. £1000 is a fair chunk of cash, but I just figure it in with my fuel costs (another £1600 or so a year, I think, with 10k miles [10000miles / 45mpg * 4.5 litres/gallon * 1.6 £/litre]) and then add general tyres/servicing/cleaning products/bulbs and other expenses on top.
I've not tried with an S3, I might run a quote through out of curiosity sometime - I don't do enough driving on the right kinds of roads for the S3, so an 170TDI has plenty of power for my needs and I get to save a few quid on fuel.
Does it have to be an S3, or could you live with a 2.0T S-Line/Black Edition? If so, try some quotes with that. Also, stick in a lower risk postcode (LA1 4DX if you want to try one I happen to know is pretty low-risk) and see how that comes out. If it's about the same, there's not a lot you can do. If it's significantly lower, it's your location being the problem.
Wow am 20 and am getting quotes like £1600. Buh am i would be more than happen to pay anything under £1200. yeah.. i love the stronic too.
I quotes from admiral buh they say they gna install a tracking box in the car. did they do that to you?
Seems the S3 is cheap to insure:icon_thumright:
My son insured his VW T5 van for the first year at 19 and it cost him £3100 (including business mileage) :racer:
Second year £2300
This year's quote £1080.
S3 sounds cheap to me :-)