Join Date: Oct 2001
County: Australian Capital Territory
I'm currently insured with AAMI, the lack of choice is not quite so bad as it seems. You get two quotes, one of which is an AAMI approved repairer and the assessor decides which is the more comprehensive quote, not necessarily the cheapest. I crunched my Golf and actually got my repairer of choice, his quote was more comprehensive and picked up things the other didn't. (That was Tony Feruggia Bodyworks in Fyshwick ACT. Real craftsmen, and they are official factory repairers for Audi and BMW.) You just need to pick the right panel shops ;-)
However, there are other choices, get a quote from Shannons who specialise in insuring classic, high performance and modified cars and also if you belong the the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Australia, they have a recommended insurer Torque (1300 369 769). Hope that helps. One advantage to living in the ACT is that insurance is a lot cheaper than other capital cities, AAMI quotes under $A800 for a 147 garaged in Canberra. Of course I am an old fart....