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that time of year again,
currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
companies to try,any recommendations?
first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?

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"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> that time of year again,
> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
> think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
> companies to try,any recommendations?
> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>
> paul.

I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being royally scr*w*d by
the RAC after I had done the deal I was pricing up for a Disco tdi ( turned
out to be modified so it didn't pan out) and found Liverpool Victoria were a
bit cheaper on standard motors
http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis) and they promised
a discount cheap this and that but are frankly ( frilly) pants
Derek
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"Derek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> that time of year again,
>> currently insured with direct line been with them for
>> several years but think they are little dear now i have
>> the disco. looking for alternative companies to try,any
>> recommendations?
>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly
>> instalments?
>>
>> paul.

> I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being
> royally scr*w*d by the RAC after I had done the deal I was
> pricing up for a Disco tdi ( turned out to be modified so
> it didn't pan out) and found Liverpool Victoria were a bit
> cheaper on standard motors
> http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
> btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis)
> and they promised a discount cheap this and that but are
> frankly ( frilly) pants
> Derek
> (recycled teenager)
>



Recently re-insured both the Freelander and the 90 with More
Than. Very competitive pricing and painless switch from
Tesco.

Had cause to use the service recently when SWMBO filled the
diesel Freelander with a LOT of petrol - started the engine.
Recovered by LR assistance to dealer half the engine changed
at an estimated £K3. More Than sorted it on the phone
straight away and we had the vehicle back within a couple of
days. Not a single piece of paperwork.

The LR dealer charged us a tenner for the diesel they put
in!!

Richard
 
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....and Derek spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...


> "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> that time of year again,
>> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years
>> but think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for
>> alternative companies to try,any recommendations?
>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>>
>> paul.

> I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being royally
> scr*w*d by the RAC after I had done the deal I was pricing up for a
> Disco tdi ( turned out to be modified so it didn't pan out) and found
> Liverpool Victoria were a bit cheaper on standard motors
> http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
> btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis) and they
> promised a discount cheap this and that but are frankly ( frilly)
> pants Derek
> (recycled teenager)


Saga gave me a great quote for new business, but when renewal time came
their quote was silly. Plus they don't like modifications, so you get a
f/off price for those as well. I went with Footman James this time. Best
quote (for Disco and S2a) by a mile.

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S2a 88" SW
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Richard wrote:
> "Derek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> that time of year again,
>>> currently insured with direct line been with them for
>>> several years but think they are little dear now i have
>>> the disco. looking for alternative companies to try,any
>>> recommendations?
>>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly
>>> instalments?
>>>
>>> paul.

>> I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being
>> royally scr*w*d by the RAC after I had done the deal I was
>> pricing up for a Disco tdi ( turned out to be modified so
>> it didn't pan out) and found Liverpool Victoria were a bit
>> cheaper on standard motors
>> http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
>> btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis)
>> and they promised a discount cheap this and that but are
>> frankly ( frilly) pants
>> Derek
>> (recycled teenager)
>>

>
>
> Recently re-insured both the Freelander and the 90 with More
> Than. Very competitive pricing and painless switch from
> Tesco.
>
> Had cause to use the service recently when SWMBO filled the
> diesel Freelander with a LOT of petrol - started the engine.
> Recovered by LR assistance to dealer half the engine changed
> at an estimated £K3. More Than sorted it on the phone
> straight away and we had the vehicle back within a couple of
> days. Not a single piece of paperwork.
>
> The LR dealer charged us a tenner for the diesel they put
> in!!
>
> Richard


Didn't they recover the errant petrol?

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"Richard Brookman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> ...and Derek spake unto the tribes of Usenet, saying...
>
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>> "Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> that time of year again,
>>> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years
>>> but think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for
>>> alternative companies to try,any recommendations?
>>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>>>
>>> paul.

>> I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being royally
>> scr*w*d by the RAC after I had done the deal I was pricing up for a
>> Disco tdi ( turned out to be modified so it didn't pan out) and found
>> Liverpool Victoria were a bit cheaper on standard motors
>> http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
>> btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis) and they
>> promised a discount cheap this and that but are frankly ( frilly)
>> pants Derek
>> (recycled teenager)

>
> Saga gave me a great quote for new business, but when renewal time came
> their quote was silly. Plus they don't like modifications, so you get a
> f/off price for those as well. I went with Footman James this time. Best
> quote (for Disco and S2a) by a mile.
>
> --
> Rich
> ==============================
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
>


just did an online quote with more-than it came back £19 a year cheaper than
direct line.
 
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Paul wrote:
> that time of year again,
> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
> think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
> companies to try,any recommendations?
> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>
> paul.
>
>


Tesco (online) always seem to work out at one of the cheapest for me.
Tesco is actually run by Direct Line, the online forms are even
identical, but I always get a better quote from Tesco than I
do with Direct Line direct!

Even though I can't stand that incredibly annoying advert,
www.confused.com is actually quite a good service and came up
with some amazingly cheap quotes (given that she has zero no-claims)
when insuring my wifes car.

Matt.
 
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> just did an online quote with more-than it came back £19 a year cheaper

than
> direct line.
>
> I'm with Liverpool Victoria too - they include business use, I paid about

240.
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"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> that time of year again,
> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
> think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
> companies to try,any recommendations?
> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>
> paul.
>
>


Yes they do and always given me the lowest quote for last 7 years for
110csw; and they know what it is !!
Tried to get a quote from LR UK site from the "specialists" they have; girl
at end put me on hold to check if they could insure a 12 seater ( so much
for their extensive specialist knowledge !! )
 
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On or around Tue, 10 Jan 2006 19:40:58 -0000, "Paul"
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>that time of year again,
>currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
>think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
>companies to try,any recommendations?
>first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?


yes. good service, from my local branch anyway. probably not the cheapest
but they, unlike many others, will do the insurance I need for carriage of
schoolchildren.
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Paul wrote:
> that time of year again,
> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
> think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
> companies to try,any recommendations?
> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>
> paul.
>
>

I'm with Adrian Flux.

Very pleased with both price and service.

Cheers

Peter
 
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> Tesco (online) always seem to work out at one of the cheapest for me.
> Tesco is actually run by Direct Line, the online forms are even
> identical, but I always get a better quote from Tesco than I
> do with Direct Line direct!


I havent had much luck with online quotes. As soon as you get to "is
the vehicle modified in any way" and you say Yes, they say they can't
help and ask you to phone instead. Do all these people who get online
quotes have NO modifications at all? Or do they just not declare them?

FWIW, I would even declare non-standard tyres, which covers just about
every LR I've ever owned.

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Dave P wrote:
>> Tesco (online) always seem to work out at one of the cheapest for me.
>> Tesco is actually run by Direct Line, the online forms are even
>> identical, but I always get a better quote from Tesco than I
>> do with Direct Line direct!

>
> I havent had much luck with online quotes. As soon as you get to "is
> the vehicle modified in any way" and you say Yes, they say they can't
> help and ask you to phone instead. Do all these people who get online
> quotes have NO modifications at all? Or do they just not declare them?
>
> FWIW, I would even declare non-standard tyres, which covers just about
> every LR I've ever owned.
>
> DaveP


That's true, online stuff is only really good if you are Mr Average!

Have you checked through the back of the LR mags and given some of those
guys a ring?

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puffernutter wrote:
> Paul wrote:
>> that time of year again,
>> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years
>> but think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for
>> alternative companies to try,any recommendations?
>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>>
>> paul.
>>
>>

> I'm with Adrian Flux.
>
> Very pleased with both price and service.
>
> Cheers
>
> Peter


Interesting, IME Adrian Flux are brokers not insurers.
That said they do seem able to broker insurance for many LandRovers, although not
in my case.

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On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:31:46 GMT, "GbH" <[email protected]>
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>puffernutter wrote:
>> Paul wrote:
>>> that time of year again,
>>> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years
>>> but think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for
>>> alternative companies to try,any recommendations?
>>> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>>>
>>> paul.
>>>
>>>

>> I'm with Adrian Flux.
>>
>> Very pleased with both price and service.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Peter

>
>Interesting, IME Adrian Flux are brokers not insurers.
>That said they do seem able to broker insurance for many LandRovers, although not
>in my case.


Here in lies a story for me. Phoned Sureterm and got a quote, phoned
Flux, and got a quote, both were giving the exact same insurance with
the exact same company, exact same start date etc, Flux were over £100
cheaper. Always ring round but still find I can't fault Flux for
price.

Having said that, insurance can be silly depending on whether you are
new or existing, time of the year and target deadlines, etc. SWMBO
was recomended one company, got in touch and found they wanted over
£1000 for her, yet got insurance with an "expensive" company for
£300ish.
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Series 3 88" Rolling chassis...what to do next
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Simon Isaacs wrote:

> Here in lies a story for me. Phoned Sureterm and got a quote, phoned
> Flux, and got a quote, both were giving the exact same insurance with
> the exact same company, exact same start date etc, Flux were over £100
> cheaper. Always ring round but still find I can't fault Flux for
> price.


Sureterm are pretty reasonable about haggling. Last year the insurers
for my Audi decided all cars must have immobilisers fitted. I complained
to Sureterm and asked if they could reduce the premium to compensate for
it, they came down £100 to cover its cost. I thought that was quite
reasonable, but of course I had to ask them to do it.
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GbH wrote:

> Interesting, IME Adrian Flux are brokers not insurers.
> That said they do seem able to broker insurance for many LandRovers, although not
> in my case.


What have you got?! I spent hours on the phone to _every_ insurer
listed in all of the LR mags last year and Adrian Flux were the only
ones that spoke any sense. As soon as you start talking more than 3
modifications those "we cover modifications" adverts can't deal with
you (yes, it's a new chassis, different body, larger engine, new EFI,
uprated shocks etc.). Adrian Flux on the other hand could and did and
amazingly enough charged a very reasonable sum for doing so. An
engineers report and a few photos were all that was needed. The actual
insurer in my case was NIG whoever they are.

Regards

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> > Tesco is actually run by Direct Line, the online forms are even
> > identical, but I always get a better quote from Tesco than I
> > do with Direct Line direct!


Hi Dave,
Just tried Tesco online and they are about £100 more expensive than
Liverpool Victoria for me.
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> GbH wrote:
>
>> Interesting, IME Adrian Flux are brokers not insurers.
>> That said they do seem able to broker insurance for many LandRovers,
>> although not in my case.

>
> What have you got?! I spent hours on the phone to _every_ insurer
> listed in all of the LR mags last year and Adrian Flux were the only
> ones that spoke any sense. As soon as you start talking more than 3
> modifications those "we cover modifications" adverts can't deal with
> you (yes, it's a new chassis, different body, larger engine, new EFI,
> uprated shocks etc.). Adrian Flux on the other hand could and did and
> amazingly enough charged a very reasonable sum for doing so. An
> engineers report and a few photos were all that was needed. The
> actual insurer in my case was NIG whoever they are.
>
> Regards
>
> William MacLeod


Series III Hybrid, RR chassis, 110 Axles, XJS V12 motor.
Will shortly be for sale if anybody interested.

As for A F, we fell out because my supplied photos were deemed inadequate!

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"Paul" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> that time of year again,
> currently insured with direct line been with them for several years but
> think they are little dear now i have the disco. looking for alternative
> companies to try,any recommendations?
> first idea i had was the NFU, do they do monthly instalments?
>
> paul.

I reinsured ( the scooby) with direct line after being royally scr*w*d by
the RAC after I had done the deal I was pricing up for a Disco tdi ( turned
out to be modified so it didn't pan out) and found Liverpool Victoria were a
bit cheaper on standard motors
http://www.liverpoolvictoria.co.uk/customer/protecting/motor/introduction.htm
btw I'm just old enough for Saga ( quit giggling Dr Davis) and they promised
a discount cheap this and that but are frankly ( frilly) pants
Derek
(recycled teenager)
 
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