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    • Somerset
    • By Somerset 12th Jul 07, 5:13 PM
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    Mitsubishi Pajero Insurance - Any Recommendations ?
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    • 12th Jul 07, 5:13 PM
    Mitsubishi Pajero Insurance - Any Recommendations ? 12th Jul 07 at 5:13 PM
    I'm planning on buying a Pajero, 1993 to 1996. I did a search on confused.com to see what premiums would be but ...... I only got one quote. Ok I've only got 2 years ncb but the majority of the reasons for refusal to quote was ' does not insure Japanese imports '. These aren't that unusual surely, I've searched on ebay and there are hundreds for sale. So anyone got any idea's or recommendation on other insurers to approach, who maybe confused.com don't include ? Just out of interest the one quote I got was for £300 odd, so wasn't too bad ...... but it's not very mse to accept the first ( or in this case ) only quote offered.:rolleyes:
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    • nickmack
    • By nickmack 12th Jul 07, 5:17 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 5:17 PM
    the majority of the reasons for refusal to quote was ' does not insure Japanese imports '.
    Originally posted by Somerset
    Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure these are all Japanese imports as they were never made in the UK. They're basically higher spec Shoguns.
    • Somerset
    • By Somerset 12th Jul 07, 6:15 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:15 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:15 PM
    Agreed, all the Pajero's are japanese imports - and 95% of the insurers that refused to quote on confused.com, refused because they won't insure japanese imports. So I need insurers that do.
  • Sharifa
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:30 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:30 PM
    My BIL drives one and is insured with Direct Line. Insurance is about £95/month, I think, so pretty hefty.
    • Somerset
    • By Somerset 12th Jul 07, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:33 PM
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    • 12th Jul 07, 6:33 PM
    My BIL drives one and is insured with Direct Line. Insurance is about £95/month, I think, so pretty hefty.
    Originally posted by Sharifa
    ouch !!! Makes the £300 p.a. I was quoted seem even more reasonable.
    • dnc1781
    • By dnc1781 13th Jul 07, 12:17 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 12:17 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 12:17 AM
    Have you clicked all the links in Martin's article?:
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/compare-cheap-car-insurance
  • Markyt
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    • 13th Jul 07, 7:34 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 7:34 AM
    I'm with Churchill. £300-0dd a year, fully comp. Some insurers don't seem to realise it is a Shogun with a different badge.
    • david29dpo
    • By david29dpo 13th Jul 07, 8:06 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 8:06 AM
    LV do it. my dad pays £172.
    • kaya
    • By kaya 13th Jul 07, 8:13 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 8:13 AM
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    • 13th Jul 07, 8:13 AM
    We used tesco a few years back for ours, as its an import you'll need a thatcham approved immobiliser with the fitting certificate
  • Hapless
    Try Direct Line, you wil need a thatcham immobiliser with certificate etc.
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  • nullogik
    All Pajeros are Japanese built, Shogun was the name given to official Uk cars.

    They can be distinguished because the UK cars never had digital climate control (just knobs and sliders) and the rear quarter window is fixed whereas the UK model had a sliding rear window.

    I love Pajeros, they're much better than a Range Rover IMO. If you do go for one then I'd say steer well clear of the petrol engine ones as the do really bad MPG.

    ONLY go for a diesel, the 2.8 is the best, with an autobox and it should serve you well. The mpg from the 2.8 is pretty good for such a big car as long as you are light footed.

    If you can, go for a LWB model. The SWB is good around town becuase of its shorter length (parking etc) but the boot space is pretty poor. If you do go for a LWB then go for a top spec "Exceed" or "Super Exceed" which can be identified by their two-tone paint work: predominantly gold with either green, blue or brown stripe.

    I think £300 is a pretty good quote. If I can remember its a group 13 car (correct me if I'm wrong), which puts it on a par with a Mercedes C Class and other such vehicles. By all means don't accept the first quote, but I don't think you're going to get insurance for much less than £300 - unless you're an 80 year old vicar who lives in the deepest of Devon and only drives 1000 miles a year.

    PS. Why don't you have a look at the "Pajeros Owners Club UK (POCUK)" where you'll find similar people in your situation who can point you to particular insurance companies.

    http://www.pocuk.com/
    Last edited by nullogik; 13-07-2007 at 11:02 AM.
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    • Somerset
    • By Somerset 13th Jul 07, 1:41 PM
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    nullogik

    That club link is really useful. I've had a good nose round. Cheers.

    Btw I'm going for a 2.8 diesel manual ( don't like auto's ) but a swb.
    Last edited by Somerset; 13-07-2007 at 1:44 PM.
    • the_big_fact_hunt
    • By the_big_fact_hunt 23rd Jul 07, 10:42 PM
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    give the folks at AJ insurance a call on 01375848000, they insured me for 409 living in an inner city area parking on road (tesco qouted 700!)
    also if you want service parts etc try milner off road in matlock (they post) the service kit (filters only) for my 2.5 V44 model cost 10+vat
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