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Just changed cars due to new job and have to insure my new car.

 

2011 Vauxhall Insignia SRI, 20k business miles, 8 years NCB, 3 points, wife as named driver, she has 6 points. I went to my old insurers, Privilege. because they did me the best deal last time and got fully comp commercial use for £397.

 

Out of curiosity I just did the Meerkat thing, best quote? £237 from the RAC, gutted as I normally advocate shopping around before buying anything!!!  :evil:

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Don't panic. How much is the depreciation on a new car.... £100 notes is nothing.

Fair comment, just kicking myself for not taking my own advice!  :angry:

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like the insignia - VXR is a nice looking beast

 

shop around and THEN use quidco!!

 

Aviva still doing £60 cash back ;)

 

or Swinton..... £30 cash back and £50 for swapping

 

JJ

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That sums up society.

Yip you get to the point in life when kicking yourself for £100 becomes pointless.

But a good point trying to get them to prove match...

Quid co is awesome. Been a member from the start

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But more than £100 has been lost on the value of the vauxhall since this topic was created.

That happened the minute I became the second owner, I'd just rather have had the £160 difference in my pocket is all.

 

My original point was don't take anything for granted, just because I showed some loyalty to my previous insurance company doesn't mean they are going to reciprocate!

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kinda agree with all on here regarding the Insignia, i had the sri 160 diesel, and boy do you need deep pockets mate, trust me they are LOADED with common faults.

 

Here are but a few.

 

DPF issues, new £1200 plus fitted

Duel mass flywheel will defo go trust me and that needs the cluch done also

Turbo hose blows

Turbo boost solenoids all the time

They have MAJOR coolant leaks, most the egr housing

Brake sensors

Crank gear snaps

Battery does not last

Rad dont last

SVS lights usually glow plugs all the time

Turbo failure due to regens altering the oil viscosity

Rear boot opening switch button fails

Creaking clutch pedal, usually the pedal box, involves removing the whole dash

 

these are only some of the issues, that Vauxhall will not help you with am afraid.

 

Seriously insurance would be the least of my worries, i sold mines as did many many other people.

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kinda agree with all on here regarding the Insignia, i had the sri 160 diesel, and boy do you need deep pockets mate, trust me they are LOADED with common faults.

 

Here are but a few.

 

DPF issues, new £1200 plus fitted

Duel mass flywheel will defo go trust me and that needs the cluch done also

Turbo hose blows

Turbo boost solenoids all the time

They have MAJOR coolant leaks, most the egr housing

Brake sensors

Crank gear snaps

Battery does not last

Rad dont last

SVS lights usually glow plugs all the time

Turbo failure due to regens altering the oil viscosity

Rear boot opening switch button fails

Creaking clutch pedal, usually the pedal box, involves removing the whole dash

 

these are only some of the issues, that Vauxhall will not help you with am afraid.

 

Seriously insurance would be the least of my worries, i sold mines as did many many other people.

Well, that has cheered me up no end! 

I have to have a new car for my new job. I needed to get finance as I can't turn up in a 250 quid sh*tter and the only finance company who would help because of my crap employment record over the past 2 years (don't ask!) insisted on a car no more than 3 years old and with less than 50k on the clock.

 

As I'm a big bloke I didn't want a small car and my funds wouldn't stretch to an E61/F10, my last company car was a Mondeo which I hated and which caused me circulation trouble in my right leg due to the pedal offset.

 

The Insignia seemed to tick boxes. I have a couple of friends who run them as company cars and they haven't had any of the above mentioned issues, guess I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed!  :unsure:

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