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Thanks Billy.Whizz! I have passed your comment on to Kerry Clap

 

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That time again.... Rolleyes 

Seven No. 2 insurance renewal is due, 2018 Supersport, comprehensive and road use only.  Flux would like to renew at £240, up slightly on last year.  I phoned A-Plan and was quoted something like £217, but the email quote has still not arrived.... (that's a subtle hint Carlie!  Tongue ) 

But here's the thing....  Each year I try and get my son added as a named driver (he's 21 and now has 4 years NCB on his own tintop), but of course none of the usual Seven 'specialists' want to know, they won't even quote a silly figure.  So this year I thought I'd try a price comparison site, in this case the meerkat.  Guess what?  The lowest price without a tracker is £876 for both of us from Admiral.  Still a lot of money, but why on earth will they insure it and none of the so-called specialists will even entertain it?  I even went onto the Admiral website direct and they are quite happy to quote, albeit £802 which is less than the meerkat.

Has anyone had experience of insuring their Seven with one of the Big Boys?  I know it all comes down to the service you receive when you actually need them, but I just find it odd that they will even quote for him.

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"Has anyone had experience of insuring their Seven with one of the Big Boys?"

I did when I got my first Seven, as a newbie when I didn't have the common sense to join the club BEFORE buying the car, though I did get free membership from the dealer. 

Little did I know that I wouldn't have lost any membership fees, as the club just holds the unused membership period over until the dealer paid membership expires.

Anyway, to return to your point, the company we'd insured our tin top with for years would not consider insuring the the Seven.   I tried quite a few of the big names, none of which would consider insuring the car.  I only got on the right track when the dealer pointed me at the specialist companies.

Alan

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Thing is Alan ,it's ok ringing round  for quotes ,trouble is it can take ages to answer there questioner,,has it a roof ,,how many doors ,how many seats ,,first seven I had thirty odd years ago went with flux ,,been with them ever since ,,pay £181 that's for a 150 SV roadsport ,no track days 3000 miles pr year ,,policy me and Kay ,,two sons age 44 and 46 can drive ,,last year when policy was up got renewal,,it said on on it something about phoning for other quotes ,,I phoned A plan who are on here a lot ,but the bloke I got to talk two not there best ,,not sure on sevens ,,seemed more happy to sell policy to cover other two vechiles  combined ,,after twenty minutes,said look just tell me quote for seven ,,was more expensive than flux ,and not get quote for two sons ,,so went back to flux 

just to say at the time in put a post on B C and got a call of carlie  appolagizing ,,then a phone call of her boss ,which I thought was very good service ,

derek

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I've just renewed with MSM again - £242, same as last years premium to the penny.  My only niggle is that's on a 1500 mile limit, to double it would be an additional £39 later in the year.  On the last couple of years I've not managed to do 1500 miles and I cant see this year being much different.  £242 for 1500 miles doesn't seem great value, but I think its a function of the limited use and they can't get much lower.       

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Hi Roy!

Pm me your postcode and the email address I'll get it sent for you :)

With admiral I would suggest taking a quick read of their policy wording which is freely available on their website, particularly the modifications section as it is a specialist car and if you've veered away from some "factory options" it is worth reading. Many of these cars are adapted to suit personal preferences and if anything has been modified it's definitely something to check first. We do have options for age 21 but it's very limited and the criteria set by insurers is quite strict.

Carlie :)

As always, welcome to pm me if you have any questions

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Fingers crossed for next year Derek!

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Ten out of ten carlie ,you never give up love 

Derek 

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It is painful coming up to renew for a 7. It takes you back a few years where you strap yourself in for time on the phone to renew a tintop. Thankfully price comparison sites do the work now for a tintop. I've renewed with A plan as the price isn't much different from last year. One thing that annoys me is at the end I am asked about when my other insurances are due. Not a fan of this practice and feels out of place for Caterham insurance where it is a lot more bespoke.
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Reason behind it is the specialist insurers do have great discounts for your daily vehicles if your specialist car is with them, they often beat a lot of the well-known insurers online because of the multidiscounts they offer. They wouldn't however quote just the "normal" vehicle, but if they insure the specialist vehicle then they open up to multi deals :) So reason we ask is because we'd like you to benefit from this if you want to, you don't have to of course, but the option is there and the more you have with aplan the more multidiscounts you can benefit from, similar to a multi policy but the renewal dates etc don't have to align.

2nd vehicle discount is also available for your spouses car. As a broker of course we would like to look after all of your insurance needs as we have the capacity to do so (car, van, bike, home, landlords, commercial insurance, golf insurance, the list goes on!) but as the client it's entirely up to you as to whom you'd like to look after each of your policies.

Carlie

Carlie Norwell

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