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£2500 excess on courtesy car?

nvc Jan 14, 2010

  1. nvc

    nvc Registered User

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    my A3 is having problem starting in the mornings, ok for a day, not for another

    so I went to bristol Audi to book an appointment to get it checked, was told the excess for the courtesy

    car is £2500, which I didn't really pay attention.

    then I realised wait a mins, that sound a bit high , isn't it ?

    guess on the day to drop my car ,will ask them if I can pay a few quid a day to bring the excess down.

    it is not until 15th of Feb, hope my a3 can hang on till then :)
     
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  3. dc240969

    dc240969 Member VCDS Map User

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    l had a audi tt as a courtesy car and they mentioned insurance for it. l called my insurance company and paid an extra 30 quid for 2 or 3 days, excess was the same as my S3. But the next time we had a courtesy car my wife dropped the 3 off and was given a A3 cab with no questions asked.
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Jeeze, dont crash it!

    I suspect there is a fee to lower this, i would hope so as the excess is almost as much as my car is worth,lol
     
  5. auroan

    auroan Registered User

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    How old are you ? You'll find most dealers have a sliding scale based on age. I know York Audi do.
     
  6. Nickl

    Nickl Registered User

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    had an A4 2.0TDI S-line yesterday (was awful in the snow...) while mine was in for a service, it's £1000 excess at Oxford Audi or £11.50 to put the excess down to £250
     
  7. flying oyster

    flying oyster flying oyster

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    :ohmy: id be a nervous wreck if i had that hanging over me its bad enough waiting to see how much they bill ya
     
  8. paddy

    paddy Registered User

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    Dont take a loan car with that excess. with Audi prices even a small ding in the door froma car park or a chipped wheel paint will cost you a small fortune.....believe me, been there done that. a wheel will cost you £6-700 and dont expect them to refurb it... only new will do.
     
  9. Xerohour

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    Yeah thats Audis own insurance for you...Im gonna put my neck on the line here and say your under 25 arnt you? The excess i was charged was based on that im under 25.

    I had exactly the same problem, my brand new A3 Black Edition was delivered with damage, i demanded a car of similar spec and size while the situation was being dealt with, I ended up with a A4 Allroad 3.0TDI V6 with a retail value of £43500! (Their technology demo car) and as you've stated a excess of £2500! I did exactly the same and just agreed and realized after id signed what the concequences could have meant... had the car 2 weeks and the experiance took 10 years of my life expectancy! To say i drove carefully was an understatment! :laugh:

    Id always insure myself from now.
     
  10. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    When I had a courtesy car last, when my A3 went in for repair, there was either a big excess - £1000 IIRC (not an age thing as I'm over 30) but standard for them. They offered a waiver for something like £15 - not per day, but for the duration of the use of the car. I was feeling tight so didn't pay the £15, but if I had realised they'd have my A3 for 2 weeks, it might've seemed good value for money...
     
  11. garyburton29

    garyburton29 Registered User

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    I had a Mercedes CLK 280 for 5 days while mine was in for repair a couple of weeks ago...The excess was high but chose to pay £7 per day instead as I knew mine wasn't going to be long in the garage. Only got charged for 4 days £28...That's when we had all that snow so i didn't drive it much.. SCARY...!!
    I must say I don't think i'll ever buy another vehicle that's not 4WD...!!!!
     
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  13. paddy

    paddy Registered User

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    Thing is Gary we might not get snow again for a few years ! Its a bit like people that buy convertables in case they get a week in the year when the sun comes out :cool:
     
  14. smudge_don

    smudge_don Registered User

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    My last courtesy car from Audi had an excess of £500 and i was only 19 last year :laugh:
     
  15. garyburton29

    garyburton29 Registered User

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    your right mate....But i remember when I had a BMW 520...horrible in the wet...Think I'll stick with all 4 wheels driving:)
     
  16. TripleD

    TripleD Audi S4 Avant Owner

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    Arrange your own insurance, it's better and cheaper. These advertise on TV for such times: https://www.tempcover.com/ Don't know what they are like tho!
     
  17. nvc

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    hi thanks guys, :) I was busy preparing for the exams. will definitely ask again to see if I can pay a few quid to lower the excess. got asked about my age, and I am just over 25. that the reason I feel the excess is so high.

    sometimes be careful is just not enough. this A3 is my first " proper " car. had only 2 months, got 2 and half scratchs already. once by a lorry, second time some low life using keys to scratch from from door to rear in a supermarket car park. I parked perfectly , and A3 is such an understated car. the third time, some guy kicked my car on the door in the night, luckly only got fine scratchs :notme:. again perfectly parked, standard low spec A3 with no mod, and a silver one! no way it stands out. totally puzzled , can not understand how these people's brains function.

    but then again, last time saw 2 blokes, drove pass the lambo parked under my flat, reversed back, got out of their crappy car, sit their fat *** on the lambo bonnet, took out their phone , took a pic of themselves with the lambo, and then drove off.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010

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