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Car insurance

Postby Steve&Yvonne » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:43 pm

Anyone got good advice on internet car insurance in English for spanish registered vehicle?

Linea Directa website doesn't work in English yet and call centre were difficult about quoting.

We have loads of No claims Bonus and are old enough to know better so should be low risk but the estimate was in the region of 600/700 euros for fully comp - Is that reasonable? Sounds high to me.

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Postby alaninspain » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:51 pm

I pay 400 Euros p.a. for fully comp with an excess of 300 Euros on a 1.7L TDI 2006 car. If you want the name of the insurance company and the broker pm me and I will oblige. This will avoid any chance of being accused of advertising.

Don

Postby Don » Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:48 am

I use LD and have done for 7 years or so. They provided a policy in English language and when I did have an accident they were very good at sorting out the recovery and repairs. I think originally I got the quote from their English speaking telephone service and they even took account of my no-claims history from UK as I was finishing the UK insurance to start here in Spain.

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Postby Alan-LaCala » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:12 am

Linea Directa website doesn't work in English yet and call centre were difficult about quoting.


I have been with Liberty for the 2 years I have been in Spain, and as renewal is due this week decided to get a quote from Linea Directa, They were very helpful on the phone and I have saved over 200 euros. The number I rang was 902 123 309.

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Postby Jool » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:26 am

Linea Directa will always give you a quote but in order for them to do so you have to tell them the make of car, its age, model etc and give your details........when we were first looking at cars to buy we asked them for several different quotes until we found car and quote we were happy with!! They are normally extremely helpful.

Had an accident once, not my fault and they had repairs authorised within 24 hours.......I could not fault them. They also chased the driver at fault for the excess I´d had to pay.

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Postby katy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:51 am

I called Linea Directa last year, their first quote was about 200 euros higher than the one from my present co. They then got back to me and gave another quote 28 euros less than my co. I decided to stay where I am as they wanted a copy of my other quote faxing etc. so it wasn't worth the hassle just to save a few euros.

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Postby Marina » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:13 pm

I've always been very happy with LD until recently when I had awful problems with their service. They sort out claims quickly enough but trying to get a courtesy car (which I was entitled to) was beyond a joke. I'm now looking for another company.

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Postby blondie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:14 pm

Have you tried Abbeygate?

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Postby Marina » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:54 pm

I'll have a look at them. Thanks.

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Postby Rogue » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:11 pm

I insure with Knight insurance Brokers. They speak english, are great and cheap. Their number is 971 677 546
I've just had a claim and they did all the arranging with the Spanish for me and held my hand, knowing my spanish wasn't great, and it all went perfectly.

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Postby AndyT » Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:11 am

Another vote for Abbeygate, english, simple process and cheap

For reference just insured a RHD Lotus Elise down here with them and with max no claims and older than 30 driver it was 650€

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Postby MrsP » Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:57 am

We used LD for 3 years, then switched to Groupama through a broker Salt's Bay and saved €200 a year. We also claimed after 8 hours of the new policy ( long story ) Everything went fine.
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Postby Steve&Yvonne » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:06 am

Thanks - really useful advice
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