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    • rustyhat
    • By rustyhat 9th May 18, 8:47 PM
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    Insurance on an import
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    • 9th May 18, 8:47 PM
    Insurance on an import 9th May 18 at 8:47 PM
    Evening,

    I'm trying to insure my newly imported car. Its registered and I have the V5 with number plate and all supporting docs as well as being taxed. It shows on the DLVA database but isn't showing on any insurance database.

    I have found the same car (engine, colour, spec, imported) for sale with a recognisable plate, got a quote for insurance (£1400, had a crash, yes it's alot) but a quote for mine without a plate using the drop down options to tell them what car it is is £1800. I've spoken to the insurance company who have told me they can not insure the car even at £1800 because its not on their system. What should I do?

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    • Zorillo
    • By Zorillo 9th May 18, 9:07 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 9:07 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 9:07 PM
    Speak to a broker.
    • rustyhat
    • By rustyhat 9th May 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 9:11 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 9:11 PM
    How does one do that?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 9th May 18, 9:47 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 9:47 PM
    How does one do that?
    Originally posted by rustyhat
    Google or ask friends/pub for recommendations for a local broker!
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th May 18, 10:00 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 10:00 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 10:00 PM
    You can find similar UK cars, but yours is an import and needs to be declared as such which bumps the premium and rules out some (all?) of the comparison sites.


    Any comparison sites covering imports?
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th May 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 9th May 18, 10:39 PM
    Try a broker such as Adrian Flux or Chris Knott.
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 10th May 18, 8:39 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:39 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:39 AM
    How does one do that?
    Originally posted by rustyhat
    Pick up a telephone or go into an office (but not Swinton or other High Street chains).
    • The Hawk
    • By The Hawk 11th May 18, 12:52 PM
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    • 11th May 18, 12:52 PM
    Try a broker such as Adrian Flux or Chris Knott.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Agree with this.

    A number of years ago, I had an imported car. Adrian Flux were excellent for providing me with insurance at a good price, and with good customer service too.
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