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insurance on an RX-8?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by thefullcollapse, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. thefullcollapse


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 625

    My dad has recently been quoted £4000 to get insured on an rx-8.
    he is 54 and has years of no claims.

    is there something rong here or is it just me?
  2. Hate


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    What are the circumstances? for all we know he could have had drink driving convictions and whatnot.

    does seem a little wrong thou
  3. thefullcollapse


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 625

    nope, no convictions baisically spottless record.
    got caught speeding about 2 years ago though?
  4. DaveyD

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    What does he drive now ? And how much does that cost to insure? What's the area like for crime etc?

    Sounds rather high to me, I'm sure I could be insured for less than that in my area.
  5. ci_newman


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,574

    Location: Hook, Hants

    Have you tried with different insurance companies?
  6. Ev0


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,912

    It's just an insurer who doesn't like insuring them so they give stupid quotes so they never have to :)

    Or there's a very young named driver on the policy.
  7. PeterNem


    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,322

    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    Probably his insurer just doesnt want that type of business.

    My mum is in her late 40s and has an RX8 (admittedly only the 190 one) and pays £300 or so per year fully comp with my dad also as a named driver.

    She has 9 years no claims or something silly, the maximum they'd let her enter on the webpage form, and an SP30 about 3 years ago.

    This is with Norwich Union (iirc)

    On the other hand CIS (co-operative insurance) who were her previous insurers and she had been with them claim free for 6 years, refused to even quote for it unless she had a tracker fitted. Having seen the Norwich Union quote, it wasnt even worth looking into the price of a tracker.

    So, in conclusion, it could just be the insurers way of saying "sorry, we dont go for customers with cars like that" - get him to do a quote elsewhere.
  8. NickXX


    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 7,037

    Sounds crazy - get a quote with another insurer, I would imagine that he could get a sub-£500 quote fairly easily.
  9. bingham67


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 6,674

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Well im 19 no convictions etc and cost £4,000 to insure on RX-8 so something got to be wrong there. :D
  10. ScoobyDoo69


    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 9,619

    Location: West Midlands

    that is a bit high ! try different insurers because £4k at that age is taking the biscuit really..

    ps.. you do seem to make a lot of random threads in here lol "turbos"
  11. Morba


    Joined: 7 Mar 2003

    Posts: 28,189

    Location: Krispy Kreme drive thru

    some more info on what is actually on the quote would be good.

    area / other named drivers?
  12. thefullcollapse


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 625

    my sister is 22 and they wouldnt let her on it...

    anyway theres no crime where we live, often leave the ipod in me car windows down..haha

    i think tis a job for confused .com
  13. bingham67


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 6,674

    Location: Hertfordshire

    confused.com is what i use its great although i dont think its completely accurate from what ive seen. :)
  14. agw_01


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 19,681

    You can expect quotes of £8000 if you use confused.com :)
  15. Flibster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 34,495

    Me - £470
    No convictions, 4 years NCB

    Oh..thats a 231 as well.

  16. Fr0dders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,330

    Location: West Yorks

    yeah confused.com seem to return silly pointless results that bare no resemblance to what you get quoted if you go there yourself

    moral of the story is

    shop around :)
  17. ajgoodfellow


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 11,343

    Location: Shirley, Solihull, UK

    Confused.com can often give an idea of which insurers will be sympathetic though

    £4k for an RX-8 is too much though! My brother at 19 with a fault accident will pay less than that!
  18. monkeyspank


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,332

    Location: cambs UK

    try elephant, but make sure their opinion of "market value" agrees with you.
  19. Townlea

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,142

    Location: Preston, UK

    try Norwich Union, tesco, Elephant, admiral etc ..
  20. silversurfer


    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 19,234

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Our next doors teenager got a Rx8 for her first car