forgotmyname wrote: »
My company are the same, Manchester, Oldham etc. No thanks....
£4000 to do a MAX of 2000miles a year? And 2 will share the car? Less than 5.5 miles a day?
AND restricted hours?
I can see that ending badly. What if you need the car for a hospital run at midnight?
Are you then driving uninsured?
Are you sure it allows you to drive after those hours etc? I couldnt find anything regarding that on the website.
Ahhh £500 charge for breaking the rules.
Alison_B wrote: »
I have spent the past 2 or 3 weeks trying to find competitive insurance for my son who will be 17 at the weekend. Most places were coming up around the £4,000 mark and when I phoned about it, was told that it would increase when he passes his test. I contacted a company called I-Kube who quoted me £2000 for Fully Comprehensive and it doesn't change once his test is passed. They were phoning me back today as I was making a decision who to go with and they offered it to me for £1860 and that includes a cover where they take care of the £500 excess. The only downside is that he has to have a tracking box fitted to the car and he cannot drive between the hours of 11 pm and 5 am but I suppose that is a small price to pay for him being able to learn to drive.
Just thought others would like to know if you are struggling with your young lads insurance. I think it is only competitive also whilst they are a learner driver. My nephew passed his test in April and they quoted him £8000. I queried it with them and they said that had he gone to them as a learner, then it would have been cheaper like my sons insurance.
Verdi_Fan wrote: »
My husband and I have recently paid for 6 hour-long driving lessons with The Young Driver Scheme for our 12 year old car-mad grandson at the NEC in Birmingham. He has had his 3rd lesson so far and has already progressed beyond belief. He will have taken the remaining 3 by the Autumn.
The set-up is most impressive, extremely professional and well-organised and, of course, the best present we could have bought him!! (There are several places in the UK where this is offered)
We intend to repeat this until he takes his driving test, and have been assured that, not only will he be a safe, road-aware and competent driver by the age of 17, but that the ensuing cost of his car insurance will be cut dramatically.
Govt has introduced a £273 flat fee
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