1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

stage 1 remap and young driver!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by waring192, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    4
    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 £950 a year with elephant.

    Asked my insurer about having a revo stage one done (20% power increase) and they came back with £2600!
    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?
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. Y444GAR

    Y444GAR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    1
    When insurance companys know about a young driver with a remap they take the piss. Try being 20 with dangerous driving charge.
     
  4. antmax7

    antmax7 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  5. navnayyar

    navnayyar Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sheffield (urban) and cumbria (countryside) lol
     
  6. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    4
    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 £1200 with protected NCB.
     
  7. matt_white88

    matt_white88 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    4
    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 £1300 with Elephant!!
     
  8. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral
    Team Ibis Audi S3

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    9,422
    Likes Received:
    3,467
    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.
     
  9. dave_ph

    dave_ph Member
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
     
  10. Boydie

    Boydie Boycie
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    251
    Have you tried greenlight insurance?

    They came back £200 cheaper for me compared to my current company
     
  11. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    4
    Just been on the phone to them. Couldnt quote straight away due to the remap but they are getting back to me.

    Who is that with? Sounds very good.
     
  12. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    124
    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%...
     
  13. Japper

    Japper Ibis S3 Fan Club

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,495
    Likes Received:
    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.

    JMHO.
     
  14. MG

    MG Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2009
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
     
  15. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    13,106
    Likes Received:
    424
    Greenlight or Adrian Flux, they specialise in this kind of thing
     
  16. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    10,699
    Likes Received:
    124
    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!
     
  17. latta1989

    latta1989 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Has comparethemarket not come up with anything?
    See who is lowest based on standard car and ask about remap?
     
  18. billywhizz1

    billywhizz1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    why not just buy a bluefin plug and play so there wouldn't be any need for the insurer to know??:eyebrows:
     
  19. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    4
    and if i crash and am unable to do this...

    comparethemarket just gave me £1550 with the remap, thats with admiral. could they get it down any further?
     
  20. billywhizz1

    billywhizz1 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you crash, you reset the factory settings so the insurer hasnt got any idea
     
  21. waring192

    waring192 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    4
    but what if im unconsious or somthing?!
     
  22. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. RonstarS3

    RonstarS3 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    3
    Then I'd worry about being alive, never mind my remap.
     
  24. JoeD

    JoeD Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    10
    Fair play that was good ahaha:icon_thumright:
     
  25. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    26
    i didnt relise elephants were so expensive to insure is it the one with the flappy padel ears and uprated intercooler trunk:undwech:
     
  26. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    10
    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
     

Share This Page