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stage 1 remap and young driver!

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

  1. waring192
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    [Feb 28, 2010]
    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?
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    [Feb 28, 2010]
    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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    [Feb 28, 2010]
    Sheffield (urban) and cumbria (countryside) lol
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    [Feb 28, 2010]
    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.
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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!!
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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 £200 cheaper for me compared to my current company
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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.
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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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    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.
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    Greenlight or Adrian Flux, they specialise in this kind of thing
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    Has comparethemarket not come up with anything?
    See who is lowest based on standard car and ask about remap?
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    why not just buy a bluefin plug and play so there wouldn't be any need for the insurer to know??:eyebrows:
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    [Mar 1, 2010]
    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?
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    if you crash, you reset the factory settings so the insurer hasnt got any idea
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    but what if im unconsious or somthing?!
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    Then I'd worry about being alive, never mind my remap.
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    Fair play that was good ahaha:icon_thumright:
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    [Mar 2, 2010]
    i didnt relise elephants were so expensive to insure is it the one with the flappy padel ears and uprated intercooler trunk:undwech:
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    [Mar 2, 2010]
    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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