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ALPINA Costs - Insurance, Depreciation, Oil Usage

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Post by E24man » Tue May 08, 2012 6:20 pm

I just renewed and I'm a little bit cornered with the E34 B10 4.6 Touring as so few Insurers recognise it at all; so anyway I received my Admiral multi-car renewal quote through at 1767.13 for two Alpina 4.6 V8's and an Audi S4 Cab with, you guessed it, a 4.2 V8 as well.

I thought this was a bit steep so I went online with Admiral to check and got quoted 1573.70; I rang Admiral in simmering outrage and was placated by a lovely lady called Lauren who went through my details and managed to get my quote down to 1529.88.

Much better I thought.

I went away for the weekend and then today went back to the Admiral website and added my M635CSi to the list - the premium for a year would have been quite a bit more than a separate Classic Car Policy so I took it back off, and the website then quoted me 1463.83 for the same original three V8 cars.

So I rang Admiral out of amusement rather than simmering outrage and another lovely young Lady went through my details and eventually quoted me 1388.35.

Fine I said, I'll take it.

Now what should I do with the 378.78 I have saved simply by surfing the net and making two calls :D
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Post by Chas » Tue May 08, 2012 6:29 pm

E24man wrote:Now what should I do with the 378.78 I have saved
Buy 378 lottery tickets because you're obviously on a roll :lol:

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Post by Hodge » Tue May 08, 2012 6:47 pm

I like your style Kevin :lol: My advice is leave that internet alone for a while :oops:

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Post by emmab10 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:19 pm

Hi first post,
B10 3.3 2001 wanted a winter shed to look after my other cars and low and behold I bought an Alpina? so I tried to insure it and as everyone says just knowing what the car is , is the first hurdle!
After spending all afternoon on the phone I looked on here and gave "elephant" a call after getting the best quote of the day via the web.
initialy £454, then asked me about my other cars, reduced my T4 from £420 to £226, then my supra from £790 to £490 and this inturn as a multi car policy dropped the Alpina to £370??? Happy Days!
I live in shropshire and the Alpina has an lpg kit fitted so im very happy as I have just done a trip at a rapid pace and have done 48.6mpg if you compare the price of petrol "v" the lpg! :D

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Post by jamesa » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:57 pm

Welcome `emma` :)

Interesting collection you have there and good job with the insurance deal !

When I bought my B10 a multicar with Admiral was more expensive :? :? :? ... they loaded my other car to make the Alpina appear competitive. I ended up £350 better off keeping them separate elsewhere :D
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Post by E39B10V8 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:22 pm

Guys how do you go on with multi car policies when say all three currently are with different companies with different renewal dates, do you literally have to cancel all the insurances to restart them all with the multi-car or does the multi car kick in at expiry of the old (current) policies when that occurs. Do they use one lot of NCD for all three vehicles ?
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Post by bmw virgin » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:26 pm

When I bought my Alpina, Admiral quoted me for both cars but didn't take over the insurance on my 328i until it finished in the August. I only paid a proportion of the premium for the 328i to last me until the January, when I paid a premium for a full year on both cars.

My No Claims was the same for both (9yrs), although I'm not sure if that's the norm?
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Post by E39B10V8 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:59 pm

bmw virgin wrote:When I bought my Alpina, Admiral quoted me for both cars but didn't take over the insurance on my 328i until it finished in the August. I only paid a proportion of the premium for the 328i to last me until the January, when I paid a premium for a full year on both cars.

My No Claims was the same for both (9yrs), although I'm not sure if that's the norm?
Very interesting, I'll look into this, the 'shared' NCD is obviously the killer deal, thanks for that.
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Post by drewjak » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:14 am

Just got my renewal from admiral yesterday (1 car policy) and they`ve hiked it up to £660 , that`s £110 up on last years price!!

I went on confused and elephant (sister company of admiral) quoted me £394 for identical insurance ????? (fully comp 10yrs protected ncb, £650 excess)
Unfortunately working in the motor trade has its downsides to insuring cars, as they class you as a risk ??

I'm then hoping to lower this with a phone call and a multicar with the wife's astra which we've been quoted £171 to cover elsewhere
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Post by bmw virgin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:42 am

I had the same with admiral last year but after a phone call managed to get the premium down. I did however, go with A Plan, as they were a touch cheaper.
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Post by drewjak » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:00 am

Had a call from diamond insurance last night (you know how it is call after call once you use a comparison website)
When i told the guy elephant came out tops and beat their quote he said ,elephant are our sister company , but ill still be able to beat their quote for you sir!!!!
so lets see what he says on monday when he calls me back.
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Post by E39B10V8 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:28 pm

drewjak wrote:Had a call from diamond insurance last night (you know how it is call after call once you use a comparison website)
He he, thats why these insurance websites always get my standard phone number :

(01234) 567890

No calls ...........

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Post by Londinium » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:44 pm

I don't own an Alpina but am looking for a D3. I rang my current insurers (Direct Line), to get a picture of how much I'd be looking at, they quoted £450 based on

Myself 47 and partner 52, both with no claims or points, 8 yrs NCD
Fully comp inc business use, legal cover and a host of other add ons and
12k mileage pa. Location Lancaster.

I thought this was ok until they said I'd have to fit a tracker. On-line comparison sites ranged from £750 to infinity
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Post by Londinium » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:45 pm

Ps. They knew their onions though as differentiated between the Mono and Bi Turbo

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Post by ade and liz flint » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:49 pm

Londinium wrote:I thought this was ok until they said I'd have to fit a tracker.
Guess who owns Tracker? :wink: DL are VERY naughty with this, but you may be lucky and buy a D3 with a unit already fitted so it's 'only' the yearly subscription you get caught for :roll:
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