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Old 2nd June 2008, 20:26   #61
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i hope i dont crash the cars in my name but rents insurance policy... i pay 1800 with them but would of bin 5000 on my own!
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Old 10th June 2008, 05:15   #62
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I would not worry about it TO much, its fine for the parent to be the registerd keeper and the lad was the policy holder..... i ran gup and checked, so why should it be different the other way around? really?

If u did have a bump etc etc all yuou have to say is that yea its your car, but you don have time to use it very much, so you made your mum/dad the main driver as they use it more than you but you still wanted to be insured on the vehicle so you could still use it
Thats fine...IF the car isn't modified! If you have a full on smash and the insurance assesor comes out and sees this beast lowered, big exhaust, sound system etc, they are really not going to believe that it is the parents car lol! My mate with the ZS only had an exhaust on there and they wouldn't pay out as they just didn't believe it was his dads car!
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Old 21st June 2008, 21:01   #63
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Im seriously looking at vtr's at the moment but the insurance quotes i am getting are ridiculous. Reckon i might buy one and put in my dads name and me as named driver. He obviously already has his own car, so is it possible then for him to be the policy holder on 2 different cars ?

Might sound a daft question like, But i dont really get all this insurance mularkey
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Old 22nd June 2008, 01:15   #64
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jus stick to bein the policy holder, if u cant afford the insurence dont get the car simple, thats wat iv always done.

anyway a 1.1 or 1.0 even can do 70mph which is the max limit here so y even need a bigger engine??
saying that though.. on my 1.1 i was paying £1200, 2 months later when i bought the VTR, with the same insurers it was £900 to insure. Weird i know but it sometimes works like that
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I would not worry about it TO much, its fine for the parent to be the registerd keeper and the lad was the policy holder..... i ran gup and checked, so why should it be different the other way around? really?

If u did have a bump etc etc all yuou have to say is that yea its your car, but you don have time to use it very much, so you made your mum/dad the main driver as they use it more than you but you still wanted to be insured on the vehicle so you could still use it
I'm in the same boat, my VTR is registered to me but me dad is the policy holder.. Do I need to worry or is it really ok? It's not really modified just induction kit and a bit of ICE. Cheers.
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Old 11th August 2008, 16:58   #66
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agreed, for all they know then you are just taking the car for a drive


plus then when it comes to resale, and its under your mums name for example, you can pass it off as it being owned by a careful lady owner

thank god for that because my dad is the owner of my car and the policy holder im just a named driver i was panicing then dont want the insurance not paying out if i crash else ile be in some debt lol.
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Old 11th August 2008, 21:48   #67
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thank god for that because my dad is the owner of my car and the policy holder im just a named driver i was panicing then dont want the insurance not paying out if i crash else ile be in some debt lol.
That is EXACTLY what happened to my mate Ben - car registered and insured in dad's name - insurance company wouldn't pay out as they believed that the boy was driving it all the time. And it had been modified too.....(declared) and the insurance people were like "yeah, cos a 45 year old would do that to a car!"
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Old 17th September 2008, 21:39   #68
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How is it illegal? There wouldn't be this option on the policy if it was.
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Old 17th September 2008, 21:40   #69
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they can't prove that you drive it all the time either, although you cleary do.
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That is EXACTLY what happened to my mate Ben - car registered and insured in dad's name - insurance company wouldn't pay out as they believed that the boy was driving it all the time. And it had been modified too.....(declared) and the insurance people were like "yeah, cos a 45 year old would do that to a car!"
jut because its been modified during the sons use doesnt mean the fathers going to have everything put back to stock next time! i dont see why it wouldnt hold up that he was just letting his son have his way and spend on the car he USES...
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Old 27th September 2008, 03:23   #71
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am insured on my dads insurance and the cars in his name so £687 bettter than neally 2000 on a 1.1/he does use it though sometimes :/
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Young lad, out in a modified Saxo....

"its my mums car officer"

"so your mother drives a modified saxo with a heavy ice install"

"...yeah..?"


To be honest, they will clearly know its your car, but if the policy says its in her name and so does the log book, they cant prove anything!
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Old 11th October 2008, 20:54   #73
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this has got me worried now really bad

fcuk i might have to sell my 1.4i and get a 1.1 gosh i hate some threads
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Old 13th October 2008, 22:14   #74
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Young lad, out in a modified Saxo....

"its my mums car officer"

"so your mother drives a modified saxo with a heavy ice install"

"...yeah..?"


To be honest, they will clearly know its your car, but if the policy says its in her name and so does the log book, they cant prove anything!
To be fair my mums 48 and would love to drive round in my car with my music etc... I even just gave her all my old cd's when i got my ipod head unit lol, the only thing she doesnt like is the fact its lowered so you feel every bump.

I dont think insurance companies should be able to make a sweeping generalisation like that, its ageism. Theres a couple live round near me that are retired, must be in 70's and drive a really lush fiesta zetec that looks more than standard, and i see plenty of vtr's driven by people who look quite easily older than 55.

Though i think the insurance prices have to stay high, there are just way too many young drivers passing their test and thinking they know it all, and crashing within weeks/months.

Kiddy round my way passed his test, had a tuned car, went out that night, overtook on a blind bend and died. I dont know about other areas but 17-21 year olds are dying every week round my area because they are driving cars they cant handle, if the insurance prices were lower thered be twice as many of these kind of people on the road.

Its a subject close to my heart, my mate lost his wife in a car crash, she was hit head on by a kiddie driving a 2.0 tuned calibra without insurance cuz he couldnt afford it, he was 18.

At least by having high prices it makes people think twice about the way they drive, im thinking i gotta drive my vtr well and safely because if i crash it, i wont have a car, and ill be in a lot of debt
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To be fair my mums 48 and would love to drive round in my car with my music etc... I even just gave her all my old cd's when i got my ipod head unit lol, the only thing she doesnt like is the fact its lowered so you feel every bump.

I dont think insurance companies should be able to make a sweeping generalisation like that, its ageism. Theres a couple live round near me that are retired, must be in 70's and drive a really lush fiesta zetec that looks more than standard, and i see plenty of vtr's driven by people who look quite easily older than 55.

Though i think the insurance prices have to stay high, there are just way too many young drivers passing their test and thinking they know it all, and crashing within weeks/months.

Kiddy round my way passed his test, had a tuned car, went out that night, overtook on a blind bend and died. I dont know about other areas but 17-21 year olds are dying every week round my area because they are driving cars they cant handle, if the insurance prices were lower thered be twice as many of these kind of people on the road.

Its a subject close to my heart, my mate lost his wife in a car crash, she was hit head on by a kiddie driving a 2.0 tuned calibra without insurance cuz he couldnt afford it, he was 18.

At least by having high prices it makes people think twice about the way they drive, im thinking i gotta drive my vtr well and safely because if i crash it, i wont have a car, and ill be in a lot of debt
Amen lol
Old lady around here Drives a Puma with all the fancy kit on it, Looks awesome..

Saw an old guy the other day get in a brand new Clio Sport Turbo...

Amazing tbh..

I feel insurance prices are very extreme for certain vehicles.
I can insure my 1.8Turbo A3, for not much more than i could insure my Brothers Battered T Red 1.2 16v Corsa, Its a joke.
I can't say much, because I have history in the form of 2 Claims and 3 points at 19, but tbh, I can see why people go on their parents policy.

They should reward young drivers for having a smaller engined car or something, something simple like 6 months free road tax on their first car or something with their insurance. At 17 when you're first starting up anything helps!

That way, Each driver can make their own path from there, be it a clean one, or a messy one...
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Old lady around here Drives a Puma with all the fancy kit on it, Looks awesome..

Saw an old guy the other day get in a brand new Clio Sport Turbo...

Amazing tbh..

I feel insurance prices are very extreme for certain vehicles.
I can insure my 1.8Turbo A3, for not much more than i could insure my Brothers Battered T Red 1.2 16v Corsa, Its a joke.
I can't say much, because I have history in the form of 2 Claims and 3 points at 19, but tbh, I can see why people go on their parents policy.

They should reward young drivers for having a smaller engined car or something, something simple like 6 months free road tax on their first car or something with their insurance. At 17 when you're first starting up anything helps!

That way, Each driver can make their own path from there, be it a clean one, or a messy one...
True, I was in Little Chef the other night reading fast car mag while eating my meal, after the old lady that served me, who must have been about 60 was telling me how she used to race when she was younger etc and what cars she had now and stuff, they cant just presume old people dont drive tuned cars.

Id like to hope when im retired i can cruise round in a pretty awesome car (and not be paying much insurance) Though im sure the cars will be a LOT different in 40 years time!

And the idea of free tax or something does seem like a good idea or how about you get 3 months free on your policy renewal if you dont have a claim in your first year, or similar incentives to encourage people to look after their cars.
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but a westcoast and tune it with mods that cant be seen IE Cams and Management ! ! ! the 3k insuracc down to like 1k there is 2k for the mods ! ! ! ! not 100% legal but "thats how i brought it "
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What happens if im the policy holder, i am the car woner, my dad is the main driver i am named, but when entered in anual millage per each driver i put his t less then 100 miles a year and mine at somethig like around 10,000 a year?
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plus vtr + vts look and feel alot nicer to drive,so it is often tempting to get a car you know you cant insure as the main drive and just go on your mum or dads
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What happens if im the policy holder, i am the car woner, my dad is the main driver i am named, but when entered in anual millage per each driver i put his t less then 100 miles a year and mine at somethig like around 10,000 a year?
I'm not sure about the policy holder bit but if you own the car and have your parent as the main driver that is fronting which is illegal. If your dad was the legal owner and main driver and you are named then its not. Also they can check how many miles you do by looking at the mot so its not a good idea to lie, I don't think it affects the quote that much.
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