Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Bergerac, France
Depends where you get the courtesy car from, but the rules of the game are that you have to minimise the costs that you are going to claim from the other persons insurance. When my 155 8v was hit and was off the road being repaired, my policy allowed me a hire car for the week, this cam in the shape of a Toyota Carina 1.8 , If however i had taken the courtesy car from the bodyshop it would have been a Corsa. I know its a Toyota, but it used hardly any pertol and its got to be way better than a Corsa. But of course this all depends on your insurance company and policy, check the small print, but I think the closest you are going to get to open top motoring whilst your Spider is in the body shop, is going to be a Ka with a sunroof.
On a similar Insurance related thread, is anyone else worried by being hit by someone who is insured by Direct line. They claim that they take both cars away to fix. Now the only reason they do this is to keep prices down, how do they do this?? Reuse parts that a 'proper' bodyshop would throw away (seals and other rubber items, amongst other things) and hire monkeys that work for peanuts.
So my question is, if you are unfortunate to get hit by someone who is insured by direct line, are you still within your rights to get your car repaired by the garage of your choice (within reason of course)