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toyotasuprauk
11-12-03, 14:59
Hi all,

When I try to get a quote from Tescos online for car insurance the page just keeps refreshing itself over and over and I cant do anything.

http://www.tescofinance.com/personal/finance/index.html?goto=products/motorins/apply.jsp

Does any one know why this may be or how I can stop it happening?

Thanks

Adrian

oxygene
11-12-03, 15:02
I gave up with their website in the end and phoned em up instead.

Hopeless! :(

Terminator
11-12-03, 16:18
IMHO you are always better off talking to someone on the phone when it comes to insuring a car like the MKIV, you are much less likely to get nasty surprises when the policy details and bill comes in. On line quotes being way out or getting a refusal to insure the car are common occurances. Surprisingly there are still a lot of companies who know little about the MKIV

When trying to get insurance after a ban, no online companies would offer quotes. But a few quick phone calls soon had a reasonable quote give the circumstance.

Supragal
11-12-03, 16:21
Tesco website is wank. It never works.

Terminator
11-12-03, 16:40
Originally posted by Supragal
Tesco website is wank. It never works.

Sounds like the voice of experience.;)

CJ
11-12-03, 16:41
Originally posted by Supragal
Tesco website is wank. It never works.

Sitting on the fence again Rosie? :innocent:

Supragal
11-12-03, 16:43
Many an hour whittled away getting an idea on quotes for different cars... it just about works at work but it's very shonky, and my firewalls at home just won't entertain it in the least. Rubbish.

toyotasuprauk
11-12-03, 16:44
It used to work ok for me before I started using Kerio Personal firewall but now even with that disabled it just keeps refreshing.

Supragal
11-12-03, 16:53
Yeah, it hates firewalls- can't quite remember what it does with mine (enabled or disabled!!) don't think it refreshes, think it just can't find the next page. Either way I don't use it. I am insured with them though.

Need4Speed
11-12-03, 18:45
My pet hate with on-line quoting is the way you give all your details (name, address, etc.) and when they've got all that they say "we only offer cover for vehicles built specifically for the UK market". Then you get loads of unsolicited mail from people who've been sold your details.:angry:

toyotasuprauk
11-12-03, 20:35
Have to agree I called some insurance company today. Before giving all the details I said 'Do you insure imports for under 25's?' They said they weren't sure and would have to take all the details first.

Got the end of the quote and surprise sorry sir we don't insure imports for under 25's!

400BHP
12-12-03, 12:23
When you call them mention the website isn't working and you tried that first, then you are still eligable for the 5% web discount.
Otherwise, you are not.

toyotasuprauk
12-12-03, 12:32
So far its looking like.

23 year old. 2 years NCB, car garaged, SZ manual, clean license etc.

1400 Tesco

1070 Bell direct

1044 Adrian Flux

Elephant- There is no such car as the non turbo supra

And lots of people that wouldn't even quote! Still plenty more calls to make.

Faye
12-12-03, 15:57
Blimey! Thats good going, the best I managed before I started modifying my NA was 1400!! I think I'm going to sulk ( plus I've got more NCB :( )

toyotasuprauk
12-12-03, 16:46
Perhaps I shouldn't be complaining so much about the ridiculous cost of insuring an import then! Its times like these I need a UK car.

These prices aren't that good Faye as they are only TPFT not fully comprehensive. Best quote for fully comprehensive so far is 1500 with Bell direct.

TLicense
12-12-03, 18:20
WHAT!!! You have to be joking.

When I bought my car my insurance details were

24 years old
0 NCB
No crashes in last 3 years
No Convictions
Car parked in communal car park

Elephant quoted for my 1993 GZ (TT) 850!

I later added some alloys which added 60

That was on the 10 month bonus accelerator though.

This year my renewal was 680. Converting it to a manual cost 12 (WTF? 12? 6 of that was a fee for admin!!)
Adding an AEM and associated gubbins was 30. (OK I said it was only going to be up to a 10% performance increase, but to be honest, I could map it to be a performance decrease if needed ;) )

Like I said though that was on a TT, so why you're getting high quotes for a NA is ridiculous. Do you live in a rough area? Saying that when we moved, Tesco's put my girlfirends insurance up by 50 saying it was a high crime area. Elephant reduced mine by 30. :twak:

I hate insurance companies

Faye
12-12-03, 18:32
Originally posted by toyotasuprauk
Perhaps I shouldn't be complaining so much about the ridiculous cost of insuring an import then! Its times like these I need a UK car.

These prices aren't that good Faye as they are only TPFT not fully comprehensive. Best quote for fully comprehensive so far is 1500 with Bell direct.


Okay I'll stop sulking now.:D

According to one insurance company - can't remember before you ask, they charge as much as a TT because there are less NAs about so therefore getting hold of parts is harder :eek:

toyotasuprauk
12-12-03, 18:34
My postcode isn't a high risk area and the car is garaged.

Elephant are the cheapest but the problem is the bunch of hats they use for picking quotes out from doesn't cater for the NA Supra. I could insure it as an import TT for less than anyone else but if anything happened they would use that to get out of paying for it so I wouldn't do that.

toyotasuprauk
12-12-03, 18:36
Originally posted by Faye
Okay I'll stop sulking now.:D

According to one insurance company - can't remember before you ask, they charge as much as a TT because there are less NAs about so therefore getting hold of parts is harder :eek:

Sounds like the usual rubbish they come out with.

Faye
12-12-03, 18:37
Originally posted by toyotasuprauk
My postcode isn't a high risk area and the car is garaged.

Elephant are the cheapest but the problem is the bunch of hats they use for picking quotes out from doesn't cater for the NA Supra. I could insure it as an import TT for less than anyone else but if anything happened they would use that to get out of paying for it so I wouldn't do that.

Yep its ridiculous isn't it. I got a quote off Diamond for an import TT and it was about 600. But low and behold they don't do the NA, I was well p*ssed off.