I knew when I changed from a 1.9 diesel to a 2.8 petrol that my premium was going to go up a bit. I phoned Greenlight, who I'm with at the moment, before I bought this Signum, to ask what the new premium would be. The guy I spoke to was a bit vague, mumbled a lot but the upshot was they'd only want a £45 admin fee. Result!
The dealer I bought from arranged a week's free cover cover for me, so I've phoned Greenlight back today to tell them I got the car and wanted the cover to start on Saturday. It started fine, gave them the policy details, the make & model of the new car, and they put me on hold. For about 5 minutes.
Now, bearing in mind Greenlight specialise in modified car insurance, and actually quoted cheaper than Adrian Flux last year, guess what they've decided to offer me?
They'll insure the Signum, but NOT if I modify it in any way! Apparently the Signum 'isn't the sort of car they normally deal with'! They won't even give me a quote to cover it with any mods. Bunch of useless, incompetent, arses.
So I've had to start from scratch, phoning the usual suspects, and the BEST I can get so far is £1024 with Adrian Flux! That's DOUBLE what I'm paying now! If I'd known that beforehand I would have seriously reconsidered this car. My only hope up to yet is Chris Knott, who should beat AF, but for some reason they're not open today...
I haven't been this angry for a long time. I feel emails and phone calls to their head office coming on