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One of the few negative things l have read about the XR6T is the potential insurance cost. l was pleasently suprised when l went into our local RACV branch last week to get a quote on our XR6T, l was quoted only $481 (our current car, a TS50 is also with the RACV at $850) Should mention we live in country vic, l am 32, my wife 27 and we are both rating 1. Makes me wonder what all the fuss is about, l guess the WRX can be ridiculous to insure, so the XR6T was assumed to be in the same basket. So how has everyone else got on with insurance? Have you been able to better my RACV quote?
Well it finally happened, I got my new beast!! Been looking for 6 months .. Woot Woot!! What a ride, so damn happy with it..!! Absolutey cheering :-) :-) I need to insure her obviously and hoping for some tips.. I haven't had insurance in years, so am pretty sure I am worst rating there is, I think it is like a rating 5. So,, anyone know who is cheapest out there for someone in my position???
Well it was not too long before the new car my Mercedes, met with an unfortunate incident. I drove through a pothole on Friday the 20th in the evening, and damaged front right and rear driver side wheels as well as tearing the front tyre and bubbling the rear tyre. What would have thought would be a simple situation turned out as follows. Rang roadside assistance and asked them if they could come and give me a hand to change the tyre, seeing the mercedes has some weird jack that I had never used before. Sorry cannot help you we are only available for roadside assistance not repairs. Rang the insurance company (Vero Insurance) which went to an after hours service, who transferred me to around three different people and then finally said to me you are more than welcome to have the car towed at your expense tonight, or leave the car there (in a back alley industrial area on the way back from my mum and dads house) and they will pick it up tomorrow. I said good luck with that. If i leave the car here it wont be here tomorrow. They said your choice. For further information I have the top insurance cover with every option ticked. I decided to change the tyre and put the safety wheel on, and drive home on the bubbled tyre and safety wheel, a journey of around 15 minutes. Saturday ring the insurance company, they advised me not to drive the car, they would organise a tow truck to pick the car up on Monday. Tow truck arrived at around 12pm on time and took the car to the assessment centre. Gets to the assessment centre that afternoon. I wait a few days and thus Wednesday being a public holiday ring on Thursday and ask how the car is going. Get told that they had not assessed the car yet, but should be tomorrow. Ring on Friday and now told the car is at a Smash Repairers and that the ETA for the return of the vehicle is now the 4th of May. I have a dummy spit at the guy and said how is it that it takes a week and a half to replace two wheels, two tyres and a wheel alignment (which is what they have received a quote for) Technically the car has been off the road now for a week and a half. Get told that the car should be available tomorrow 2nd May. I ring this morning and get put through to the complaints department as I am now told the ETA is now Friday again. Speaking to complaints they say to me that they are waiting for the wheels to come back from being repaired. (These are AMG wheels on a sub 2 month old car). I ask why are they being repaired and not replaced and get told as the damage was considered "minor" that they had the option for repairing them rather than replacing. The tyres will be replaced (brand new) but the wheels would be repaired, and thus this is the reason for the delay. Just wondering peoples thoughts on the following: - Fact is has taken close to two weeks to repair / rectify relatively minor damage to a vehicle. - The choice to repair over replace. Is this allowed? I am not too happy that they have chosen to repair the wheels over replacing them with new wheels. FYI Vero underwrites for Shannon's, CGU and a few others, so apparently they are a reputable company and quite large in the insurance game. My policy is through Westpac insurance (mainly due to the discount with my home policy) but by Vero. Just to add to this as well Vero are also chasing the council for repair / damages so that even though I had to pay for the excess up front to repair the vehicle there apparently is a high chance that it will get reversed and the local council will be liable. I have spoken to the council as well to verify this, and is now with the Vero recoveries team.