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    • Jamesdhyam
    • By Jamesdhyam 1st Aug 18, 6:39 PM
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    Car insurance for a new driver
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    • 1st Aug 18, 6:39 PM
    Car insurance for a new driver 1st Aug 18 at 6:39 PM
    I understand that renewing car insurance in advance will reduce the premium however I am a brand new driver and if I get car insurance to start in 2 weeks itís hundreds of pounds (4) cheaper than if I get a policy to start today.

    Obviously being a new driver I am struggling to see a way round this as Iíll need to buy a car, and then insure it immediately so I can drive it home.

    Iím assuming a dealer wouldnít fancy babysitting my car for 3 weeks.

    Any ideas? Or am I forced to pay 400 quid extra?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Aug 18, 1:20 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 1:20 AM
    How do you renew insurance you have never held before?

    Buy a car in 3 weeks.
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    Due to me being a tight git.
    • baza52
    • By baza52 2nd Aug 18, 1:29 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 1:29 AM
    pay the dealer for delivery of the car then park on private land and SORN it. Arrange insurance in the future, tax it then drive
    • Jlo31
    • By Jlo31 2nd Aug 18, 9:58 AM
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    • #4
    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:58 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:58 AM
    You could also see if the dealer offers free drive away insurance or ask a friend to pick it up. They could just use a temporary day insurance company to get it home for you.
    • Jlo31
    • By Jlo31 2nd Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 10:00 AM
    And to also add as the other poster mentioned it should be parked up on private land and sorn.
    • Jamesdhyam
    • By Jamesdhyam 2nd Aug 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:26 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 9:26 PM
    Ahh thank you
    • Morph4610
    • By Morph4610 6th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:38 AM
    James, have you actually done any quotes to prove it is cheaper for you if bought 3 weeks early? I suspect this won't be true for all drivers and potentially not for new drivers at all. Sorry
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