Insurance quotes

This page is a record of the calls I made to insurance companies during March 2002 for coverage on the EVO. I got this list from the Lancer Turbo Register, so it's surprising that 15 of the companies I tried wouldn't quote for such a car! Even more surprising when you consider that I didn't call them all and if I had the proportion of non-quoters would have been higher.

I decided to go with the AA in this instance ... their quote for me and the girlfriend was the best.

Company Phone Number Person contacted Excess quoted Me only Me & gf
Footman James 0121 561 4196 . 1,862.00
Hill House Hammond 01204 521424 . 500.00 1,300.00 1,806.00
IAM Select 0845 7023160 . 400.00 1,319.00
Touchline 0800 207 800 Andy 0870-6071351 x248 ref1313266 1,154.00
Tett Hamilton (MLR scheme) 01275-856618 / 792270 Damien 500.00 1,095.00 1,398.00
A-Plan 0845-0711234 James 500.00 935.00 1,510.00
A1 01202 760022 Matthew 520.00 1,383.00 1,512.00
Crowthorne 0870-7418841 Paul 500.00 1,098.00
AA 0800-444 777 / 0800-600 100 Paul Tandy RING 08456-082808 500.00 1,120.00
Tesco 0845-3009900 Robert Parker x8057 350.00 1,032.00
Direct Line 0161 839 9922 / 0208-68 62 468 Sandy O'Sullivan 0845-2468811 400.00 1,045.80
Adrian Flux 0870 0777 888 1,600.00
Randall Pace Insurance 01782 286311 Didn't call - MLR discount offered
Academy insurance 01784-461131 Didn't call
Ashley Insurance 01785 214444 Didn't call
Auto Direct 0800 123 700 Didn't call
Axa Choice 0800 015 2571 Didn't call
Axa Direct 0800 747 576 / 0800-5105051 Didn't call
Beech 01625 616 057 Didn't call
Bell Direct 0800 140 180 Didn't call
Bennet Elite 0990 202090 Didn't call
Budget 0800 247 247 Didn't call
Catterall Insurance 01254 695055 Didn't call
Churchill 0800 200 300 Didn't call
CIS 0800 028 29 29 Didn't call
Colonnade 01772 821 011 Didn't call
Diamond 0800 362436 Didn't call
Eagle Star Direct 0800 333 800 Didn't call
Egger Lawson 0115 9415255 Didn't call
elephant.co.uk elephant.co.uk Didn't call
Elstree 0181 386 7766 Didn't call
Esteem insurance 01252 801528 Didn't call
GE Capital 0800 500 400 Didn't call
Halifax 0800 200 370 Didn't call
Hastings Direct 0990 730133. Didn't call
HSVC Select 0800 435 742 Didn't call
Jeremy Randall 01782 286311 Didn't call
Landmark Express 0500 747 700 Didn't call
OPI Brokers 0870 242 0800 Didn't call
Performance Direct 0870870 4844 Didn't call
Performance Insurance 1 0800 104 104 Didn't call
Performance Insurance 2 01234-242900 Didn't call
Privilege 08701 25 65 95 / 0990-700 700 Didn't call
Royal 0500 222 344 Didn't call
Royal & Sun 0800 300 220 Didn't call
Schofield insurance 0113 250 0377 Didn't call
Select Direct 0345 335 335 Didn't call
Streamline 01705 655 572 Didn't call
x - Abbey National 0800 670 630 Don't list EVO models      
x - Admiral 0800 600 800 Unable to quote      
x - Allen & Allen / Hyperformance 0181 941 7551 Put me on hold then cut me off      
x - Alliance Bad number        
x - Barclays 0870 600 1414 Unable to quote for high performance cars      
x - Ian Fray Insurance 01455 619022 Can't quote for imports      
x - Keith Michaels Bad number Bad number      
x - Morethan 0800 98 98 98 Can't quote for group 20 cars      
x - Norwich Union 0800 121 000 Can only quote if given reg. Number      
x - RAC 0800 678 000 Unable to quote for import or group 20 cars      
x - Sunninghill 01276 474844 Unable to quote for the EVO      
x - Supercar Insurance / Insurance World 01604 615 400 Can't quote for anything other than UK made cars      
x - Swinton 0800 068 5568 Unable to quote      
x - The Manning 01491 578759 Unable to give quote for anything other than TVR      
x - Wilsons Bad number Bad number    

Also most (all?) class the TME as a Japanese Import - they don't have it listed as a UK spec car. I don't know why!

Irony time! Using Admiral as an example, one of the plethora of junk mailshots through my door was Admiral's claim "call us to find out how much you could save" and on the same leaflet "do you drive a performance or executive car?". Forgive me, I thought the EVO would fall into this category. Stranger that Admiral would not quote...!
The biggest laugh with these companies is when they say "are you paying over 300 for car insurance?"