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Nearly there:-) Breakdown insurance recommendations?

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I am so excited I had to say something..I have a verbally agreed the purchase of a GTV. After many years of lusting and saving I found a good example. The car is 'well known' and has a great service history and work done by AutoLusso apparently.

What about HPI checks and an 'on the day' RAC inspection? Are these mandatory? The seller is in the car industry and says that the car is HPI cleared.

I am looking at insurance and have wildly ranging quotes for fully comp insurance. Anyone here with Chris Knott?

For Breakdown Assistance, anyone got any strong recommendations?

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Green Flag are supposed to be very good at a reasonable(ish) price.
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Auto aid especially if you have partner and several cars
Make sure you get a valid copy of that HPI
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The problem with greenflag and similar companies is that they dont have their own employees coming out to you, they rely on a network of independant garages spread around the country, so sometimes you will get brilliant service and sometimes not, the AA and RAC use their own highly trained staff so you get good service pretty much all the time, due to their size they have deals with various outlets , motorway services etc which means that if you use a few of the discounts offered their cover can work out cheaper than greenflag and the like, ie a recent RAC offer was 25% off tyres at certain outlets, it's up to the individual but I prefer to use the professionals, currently with RAC for less than £80 joint cover, £40 each for a years cover with the above benefits cant be bad.

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Britannia Rescue are best for breakdown

I have my GTV with Chris Knott seemed quite reasonable for a TS where I live
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The best break down cover I have ever found is ADAC which is basically the German equivalent of the AA, I have cover it costs me 73 Euros per year and it if full international cover for me and anyone that lives at my address or anyone using any of my cars.

I had a break down in Italy and they were fantastic, got car to garage, organised a hire car to be delivered to the place I was staying, booked and paid for flights, organised for my excess baggage to be couriered and took my car home for me.

ADAC - Ihr Partner in allen Fragen rund um die Mobilitšt. (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club)

Added benefit, they do the recover at the Nurburgring

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I've always used the AA. Not the cheapest, but their chaps always seem to know what they are doing, whatever the car I've been in - Fords, Vauxhalls, VW's, Alfas.

There is also no incentive for the AA to take you to a garage to sell you stuff you don't need - Green Flag for one use agents (local garages) who if they were unscrupulous (I'm not saying any are, but am a naturally suspicious old goat) could tow you to fit bits...
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