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    Dear sirs,

    Can you advise why the CDTI 150 Vectra is so pricey to insure? I have insured with you as being the cheapest at £530!!

    I am 40 years old, no points on my license and have insured for business use (Architect), and I live in a low risk category B area.

    There are folk on here insuring 3.0 V6 and VXR Vecs cheaper than this. Also I've Just read that a 150 CDTI has been insured for £350...

    So how come mine is so damn expensive?? Being insurers you must have the answer.

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    Vehicle : VXR8 6.0 muscle SRI ESTATE XP1

    Trim : VXR/ SRI ESTATE CDTI XP1

    Engine : 6.0 V8 Thunder

    Year : 2008

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    i paid under £300 for my cdti sri when i had mine and now only paying £476 for the vxr. dosnt business use bump the premium up?
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    Also what mileage are you insured for?

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    I think 15 or 16k per year. I recall my brother insuring his A6 for business use and cost him no more. I may get CK to do a revised quote with different details to see where the price is coming from.
    In 3.5 years of owning a Vec CDTI ALL on the same details, the quote has gone from £300 to over £500

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    Shop around mate I do every year. Last year my insurer wanted to increase it by around £240 to £660 or something. Ended up getting it for £400. Thats on a 3.0 V6 estate, full protected ncb, 15'000 miles AND business use

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    Vehicle : Vectra SRi 150 Hatch

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    I took out a new policy on my vec 1.9cdti 150 sri, cost £60 more to insure than my astra coupe turbo stage 3! over 10 years no claims too! (this wasn't through chris knott)

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    It's cheaper to pay the fine than the premium thase days

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    Quote Originally Posted by bishbang View Post
    Shop around mate I do every year. Last year my insurer wanted to increase it by around £240 to £660 or something. Ended up getting it for £400. Thats on a 3.0 V6 estate, full protected ncb, 15'000 miles AND business use
    I do buddy, renewal, then compare the market or similar, then flux etc and first time trying CK this time and they were by far the cheapest.

    Direct Line wanted £1200!!... most hovered around the £650 to £750 mark.

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    Vehicle : ELITE

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    you also have to take into account yours is a xp2 which is dearer than an ord 150 ie sri, elite

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    I noticed this also the vectra was a lot dearer than expected

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