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Old 18-06-2008, 1:08 PM
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Hi I'm hoping someone on here can help.

I currently drive a Mondeo ST24 which is fully insured. However it is going into the garage next Thursday to have some body work done ( It's got a bit rusty in places).

Luckly we have another car which we just brought as a project car. It is tax and MOT'ed but not insured.

Can I get insurance from anyway just for the week or so that my other car is being fixed. The 'spare' car is a Subaru Impreza and was imported in 2000. Some of the insurance companies I've looked at wont do short term insurance because it is imported.

Please help

Thanks
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Old 18-06-2008, 1:22 PM
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you could call your current insurance and ask if they will cover the car for the week?
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Old 18-06-2008, 1:46 PM
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Tried that but the wont insure the Subaru. Was thinking about pay as you drive insurance but don't know who does that now
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Old 18-06-2008, 1:58 PM
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You could try these people who do short term cover

http://www.ecarinsurance.co.uk/

I don't think you should expect and imported impreza to be cheap though.
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Old 18-06-2008, 6:03 PM
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Just used the link on the above quote.

They want 609 for 28 days insurance. Now I know I want to insure a Subaru but I can get a years insurance for cheaper than that.

Thanks anyway for the link
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Old 18-06-2008, 6:55 PM
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Insurance is mainly based on 12 month contracts

so either insure it for a year, get a hire car if cheaper or get the bus, train, cycle, walk etc.

I preume you've already asked the garage about a courtesy car?
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Old 18-06-2008, 6:57 PM
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Hi I'm hoping someone on here can help.

I currently drive a Mondeo ST24 which is fully insured. However it is going into the garage next Thursday to have some body work done ( It's got a bit rusty in places).

Luckly we have another car which we just brought as a project car. It is tax and MOT'ed but not insured.

Can I get insurance from anyway just for the week or so that my other car is being fixed. The 'spare' car is a Subaru Impreza and was imported in 2000. Some of the insurance companies I've looked at wont do short term insurance because it is imported.

Please help

Thanks
Is it modded as well?
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Old 18-06-2008, 6:59 PM
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Renting a car would be cheaper
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Yep. Got a K&N induction kit, stainless steel exhust, and different alloys. However it also has a tracker fitted as well as cat 1 alarm and immobiliser.

Got a few more quotes for short term insurance. Lowest being 207 for 28 days with excess of 750.

Looks like im going to have to be carless for a week.
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Old 18-06-2008, 7:04 PM
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Yep. Got a K&N induction kit, stainless steel exhust, and different alloys. However it also has a tracker fitted as well as cat 1 alarm and immobiliser.

Got a few more quotes for short term insurance. Lowest being 207 for 28 days with excess of 750.

Looks like im going to have to be carless for a week.
No-one's gonna cover that for a week (the induction kit's the problem). Even Keith Michaels will load for that.

Why not insure it for a year? :confused:
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Old 18-06-2008, 7:07 PM
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Its only Taxed until the end of August and then it is going onto a SORN as its a project car. Just thought that as mine was going in for a week if it wasn't going to cost too much then I could drive it around.
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Old 18-06-2008, 7:10 PM
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They will always add s for short term policies, imports and mods.

You need all three, so it's gonna cost mega s!!!
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Old 18-06-2008, 7:20 PM
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Oh well lets hope the weather is good because I'm gonna have to walk everywhere.

At least its good for my carbon footprint
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