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  • zippycat1977
    • #2
    • 13th Aug 08, 8:24 PM
    • #2
    • 13th Aug 08, 8:24 PM
    Hi,

    We saved £150 through this site. And got better cover!

    We were with Direct Line ( who don't provide a courtesy car) and are now with Churchill, saving £150 and the offer of a courtesy car should we need it after an accident etc.

    The site was very easy to use, the star system is cracking - they give a star rating up to 5 stars for all the quotes the closest match for what you want from your insurance gets the most stars, ( you get multiple tick box options for selecting what is important to you i.e legal cover, breakdown cover, personal injury cover etc) a really good idea!
    and best yet it saves your information so you don't need to re enter everything ever time you want a quote!

    In short I heart gocompare.com and would recomend it to all!
    Last edited by zippycat1977; 13-08-2008 at 8:27 PM.
  • Carmex Fan
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 08, 9:45 AM
    • #3
    • 14th Aug 08, 9:45 AM
    Go Compare did nada for me, used them and was not impressed. After my car insurance issues I got quoted ridiculous amounts.
  • Betty Boop
    • #4
    • 14th Aug 08, 1:18 PM
    • #4
    • 14th Aug 08, 1:18 PM
    Life Insurance came out dearest of all using GoCompare.
  • sjane2008
    • #5
    • 14th Aug 08, 2:28 PM
    • #5
    • 14th Aug 08, 2:28 PM
    When you do Go compre for an internet quote the reason why they are all so cheap is because it makes assumptions unless the user is switched on to correct it, take out the voluntry xs and add windscreen/legal cover and court car....all standard with most high street insurers then watch the rela prices come up!!!!
  • misty optic
    • #6
    • 15th Aug 08, 7:50 AM
    • #6
    • 15th Aug 08, 7:50 AM
    I found the site very annoying.

    My wife, as many healthcare and other professionals still goes by her maiden name and title.

    The online quote system will not allow her to be married and "Miss". This meant I was not able to access a quote for my motor vehicle.

    Bah!
    • fimonkey
    • By fimonkey 2nd Oct 08, 5:28 PM
    • 1,213 Posts
    • 715 Thanks
    fimonkey
    • #7
    • 2nd Oct 08, 5:28 PM
    • #7
    • 2nd Oct 08, 5:28 PM
    I'm having trouble with all the sites at the moment. My vehicle is a vauxhall combo van registered 1997. No site is recognising vauxhall combo's from pre 2000 and if I put the registration number in it comes up as a 5 door corsa! ... Had no trouble using these sites last year however... Any ideas?
  • pigworm
    • #8
    • 16th Oct 08, 10:55 AM
    • #8
    • 16th Oct 08, 10:55 AM
    Hi fimonkey

    Have you tried using the van comparison on Gocompare? You should be able to get a quote there...
  • UKlottie
    • #9
    • 14th Nov 08, 5:43 PM
    • #9
    • 14th Nov 08, 5:43 PM
    I couldn't even obtain a quote from gocompare to see how they compared as I couldn't go past the first quote page. This is because gocompare don't have co-habiting as a marital status. If I'd ticked any other boxes I would have been giving fraudulent information.
    I'm very unimpressed.
  • Erik from Bristol
    GO Compare.com/ Thanks Martin!!
    We received our Motor Insurance Renewal this morning for our 2005 Clio. The premium quoted is 374.

    I followed Martin's tips: 1. compared the comparison sites and 2. Decided to the pay the premium in full rather than through monthly direct debit.

    Result:

    GO Compare came up with a quote for 178 from Admiral for insurance which is marginally better (the excess is lower on Admiral) than my existing insurance provider.

    A saving of 196 yes ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX POUNDS!!!!

    Thanks once again Martin!!

    Erik.
  • JonBoy_SCFC
    I couldn't even obtain a quote from gocompare to see how they compared as I couldn't go past the first quote page. This is because gocompare don't have co-habiting as a marital status. If I'd ticked any other boxes I would have been giving fraudulent information.
    I'm very unimpressed.
    Originally posted by UKlottie
    i think you're being a bit OTT as you would not have been giving fraudulent info - you needed to choose the closest possible choice (probably "single" if you are not legally married)

    Then should you decide to goi ahead with any quotation originally derived from Go Compare then you need to check the possible answer options to this question with whatever insurer you contact. It may or may not affect the premium but you would have done nothing wrong.

    Hope this helps
  • Sargasso
    GoCompare
    Another waste of time. Couldn't even get the first page to come up! Have given up on GoCompare.
    • funandfrugal
    • By funandfrugal 5th Nov 09, 4:19 PM
    • 45 Posts
    • 33 Thanks
    funandfrugal
    We received our Motor Insurance Renewal this morning for our 2005 Clio. The premium quoted is 374.

    I followed Martin's tips: 1. compared the comparison sites and 2. Decided to the pay the premium in full rather than through monthly direct debit.

    Result:

    GO Compare came up with a quote for 178 from Admiral for insurance which is marginally better (the excess is lower on Admiral) than my existing insurance provider.

    A saving of 196 yes ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY SIX POUNDS!!!!

    Thanks once again Martin!!

    Erik.
    Originally posted by Erik from Bristol

    You need to double check you are properly covered. I found that the correct info you put in on Go Compare is not used by admiral, elephant orDiamond - So they come up cheapest. If you carry on and click to except and pay i full then unless you check the small print and details when you get them you will not be aware of this. They were my cheapest quotes but when I phoned to find out about monthly payments they 'checked' my details as they don't get all the info accross. So my 188 quote went up to 257 plus about 50 extra for paying monthly. Because I had 2 dependents, they had 0 down and my car is worth 2000 not the 1500 their system had suggested. Shocking, crap tactics to reel you in. I guess if you tried to claim they would have a great time refusing your claim as you didn't check!
    Saying that hope you're right - great saving if so
  • patty65
    I used go compare earlier today to check for home insurance. I hadn't even checked the quotes when the phone rang and was asked by a company what I thought of their quote and how was I paying.

    Next time I'm putting in my local post office phone number, lets see them try to sell insurance to themself

    Patrick
    • missile
    • By missile 6th Nov 09, 6:35 AM
    • 8,686 Posts
    • 4,159 Thanks
    missile
    After I used them, it seemed to generate a rash of spam to my e mail address
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
    Ride hard or stay home
    • olly300
    • By olly300 6th Nov 09, 8:49 AM
    • 14,318 Posts
    • 13,632 Thanks
    olly300
    After I used them, it seemed to generate a rash of spam to my e mail address
    Originally posted by missile
    GoCompare like all comparison and insurance sites have little check boxes you have to tick or untick if you don't want more information for them.

    It's up to you to read them and ensure you tick and untick the correct boxes.
    I'm not cynical I'm realistic

    (If a link I give opens pop ups I won't know I don't use windows)
  • hubballi
    All their price quotes were much more expensive than other comparison sites.
    • a&akay
    • By a&akay 29th Dec 09, 6:14 PM
    • 488 Posts
    • 158 Thanks
    a&akay
    I've saved both our car details (mine + OH's) for Go Compare, Car Insurance Supermarket, Compare the Market and Confused.com and it takes a few minutes to update them every year on each. This year Car Insurance Supermarket gave the best quote for the same cover. In previous year's it's been the other sites with special deals. As usual shop around, save your quotes and try them every year. Tried Aviva as they are currently advertising and they don't allow use of these sites. They were much more expensive.
  • userJC
    Car insurance
    Hi all,
    I just bought a car Ford Fiesta (my first one in the UK). Have had a driving silence for 11 years.
    Paid only 1500 for a car itself and have been given a quote for 97 p/month!!!
    Still shocked. Can you please advise where i can get a better quote?
    Thanks in advance!
    • property.advert
    • By property.advert 27th Feb 10, 6:32 PM
    • 4,039 Posts
    • 2,158 Thanks
    property.advert
    Their quotes for home and life insurance were higher than going to the individual companies direct and you could add cashback on some of those. A royal rip off IMHO. AVOID.
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