just got an unblievable insurance renewal quote

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Recently had a letter from my insurers, the AA, basically saying that they cannot renew my expiring insurance policy to my W211 E55. So rang Arriva (ex norwich union) this afternoon, they have qouted, and I have paid £347, fully comp, protected policy, wife named as additional driver, also with two detailed mods on car, £350 access, and legal cover, £50 screen access etc. I am 52 years old, clean license. Told the guy on the end of the phone, "its not right, something amiss here", he insists he has checked everything, and its all ok. I can quiet imagine when I get the paperwork, it will all be a big **** up. But for the moment thinking £347 is unblievably cheap! But cant be right surely.
 

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I recently insured my CLK 320 with them for just over £200 so yours sounds about right. Good innit. :)
 

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I only pay £260 with Admiral for two drivers, fully comp.
Yours sounds expensive! :)

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I thought car insurance was going up not down, or is it that I have now reached the perfect age and am no longer a liability, sensibility, knowledge, wisdom, road craftsmanship, etc etc, if so, its all down hill from now on, best I make the most of it while I can.
 

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And I am almost too old to drive and pay £300 for the SL500
 

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And I am almost too old to drive and pay £300 for the SL500

How olds, almost Malcom, or should I not ask! Thats cheap insurance as well, I might start to like this getting old business!
 

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My insurance is *soooo* expensive.

I'm 26 - 4 years NCB. Had 3 points in 2005 for TS10 (slid through a damn red light cameras), but think they are gone now, though I still list them as in the last 5 years. A few non fault claims (Old car written off in a flood. and it's replacement was crashed into the day it was delivered...).

Brand new (not even delivered :p) CLC180K used to commute.

Adding both my parents reduces my policy by several hundred...

Cheapest quote I can find is ~ £850.
 

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oh i envy all of You, I paid £800+ For third party fire And thief, Its Cause Of my postcode NW2, and Parked on Street day And night, ive 7 years no claims too... Ur All Lucky Lol
 

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Insurance just about doubled for cars & house when we moved Oop North, bikes stayed the same though...???
 

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How olds, almost Malcom, or should I not ask! Thats cheap insurance as well, I might start to like this getting old business!

75 coming up soon :(
 
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75 coming up soon :(

Your still young Malcom, 75 ! its nothing, loads of time yet, I find it a job to get into and out of the wifes SLK, body wont bend like it used too, and your getting into your SL all the time!
 

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Your still young Malcom, 75 ! its nothing, loads of time yet, I find it a job to get into and out of the wifes SLK, body wont bend like it used too, and your getting into your SL all the time!

My ex says my SL is like sitting on the pavement :(
 

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I cannot wait for the day when my insurance quote seems cheap and so as a young (I think) driver I sympathise with girlygeek and look forward to getting old! :)
 

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I suspect an E55 AMG is considered to be a somewhat higher risk than a CLK 220 CDi.

You might be surprised how little difference it makes. the CLK is group 16 & my last car was only group 10, but they both cost the same to insure.

I think the value of the car, age of the driver, his insurance history and other criteria are more relevant than the insurance group nowadays.

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My insurance is *soooo* expensive.

I'm 26 - 4 years NCB. Had 3 points in 2005 for TS10 (slid through a damn red light cameras), but think they are gone now, though I still list them as in the last 5 years. A few non fault claims (Old car written off in a flood. and it's replacement was crashed into the day it was delivered...).

Brand new (not even delivered :p) CLC180K used to commute.

Adding both my parents reduces my policy by several hundred...

Cheapest quote I can find is ~ £850.

That doesn't seem so bad when i crashed my first car some 15 years ago i got a quote for £1600 :eek: to insure a 12 year old Renault 21 as a replacement. Now older, probably not much wiser insurance a lot cheaper, the joys of being young!
 

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While everyone naturally focuses on the price of their policy it is only part of the picture. The service you get for your money in the event of a claim is really the true measure of a policy's value. Unfortunately this is not really tested until you have an accident.
 

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If you're a new customer, Norwich will jump thru hoops first time around. After that, the increases will come thick and fast. I should know, I've had 3 cars with them over the last few years.
 

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