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Easy one to start - insurance renewal time. Has it gone up by 20% or down by 20%?
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I'm going to say down... mine wen't down by 15% anyway
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If it's anything like mine for the past few years it starts by going up by over 50% then drops back to a couple of quid more than last years after a bit of haggling.
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Is this a like-for-like?

The KB fleet is hard to size and owners/drivers difficult to determine.
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For a change, mine was practically the same(+10). I was quite taken aback tbh!!
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Is this a like-for-like?

The KB fleet is hard to size and owners/drivers difficult to determine.
It is like-for-like and just for the Saab. I tried to get a multi-car quote for the Saab and the Fiesta but it would apparently cost more than my mortgage.

To answer the question, it's gone up 20%.
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Oddly enough I have a similar quote which facilitates exactly that.
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A moral dilemma for you. If you return to your car on a car park and some clueless ****wit has parked too close to you, how careful are you about opening your door?
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My initial thought would be to wonder whether bad parking to their other side caused them to park like that. Some times folks are ‘forced’ to park badly because some other plum has and there’s a sort of knock on effect.

It doesn’t enrage me too much because I can squeeze into tight spaces ok, but if my car is dirty or theirs is and you get covered in cra5 then that’s not so good.
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A moral dilemma for you. If you return to your car on a car park and some clueless ****wit has parked too close to you, how careful are you about opening your door?
Very. Have been known to climb in from the other side, tangling long gangly legs and monstrous feet in the steering wheel. Just as I'd prefer to be remembered as someone who was conned, rather than as someone who conned others, so I wouldn't want to be the one who damaged someone's car. Even if they are incompetent or inconsiderate. Or both.
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A moral dilemma for you. If you return to your car on a car park and some clueless ****wit has parked too close to you, how careful are you about opening your door?
Once, luckily when we were in Mrs Bazza's car, I had to lower the roof and climb in from above. It wasn't even possible to get the door open.
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It would depend on what I'm driving, and also what they are driving. And my prevailing mood.

If I am in a works hire car, I would be careful.

If I was having a bad day, and I was in a scruffy old 'onda, and the car was an Audi A7 abandoned in a careless and angular fashion, when there were plenty of spare spaces elsewhere to park your behemoth, and if it was really,particularly difficult to me......then I might just, accidentally, put my ****ing shoulder into it.



Similar thread...Sunday afternoon at the tip. I pull into a space, ready to unload an unfeasible amount of garden waste. Bloke in Peugeot 5008 pulls in close to my rear bumper. I politely explain that the 'onda has a full on side mounted opening back door. 5008-man looks at me impassively and, with clear reluctance, backs up. He could have backed up a good 4 yards further if needed.

He backs up to the extent that I can open the back door sufficiently to gain access, though not fully. Once I have extracted a bag of garden waste, I need to close the boot, so I can progress towards the skips.

I do this once.

The 2nd bag through to the 6th bag are extracted, then I swing them in an arc high above the bonnet of his 5008, and then I shimmy between my boot door and his bumper.

He glares at me when he notices (3rd bag in) and sits arms folded - having completed his skip dump.

One of my bags deposits a thin trickle of plant juice on his bonnet and he gets out to tell me off. I suggest Turtle Wax might shift it.
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One of my bags deposits a thin trickle of plant juice on his bonnet and he gets out to tell me off. I suggest Turtle Wax might shift it.
You might also have suggested a more considerate extra two yards of reversing would have totally avoided it.
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A moral dilemma for you. If you return to your car on a car park and some clueless ****wit has parked too close to you, how careful are you about opening your door?
In these instances careful examination of my car is conducted. If there has been no damage to mine in the form of dents or scrapes then I will follow the code of no retaliation. However if damage has been observed and I can see paint transfer to put it out of question then it's game on.
I came back to my 33 once to find Mondeo man had put a 10p sized dent in my door. Nice red paint transfer too. He left the pub that night with a key mark resembling a go faster stripe.
Another recently was a lady driver in a Clio. I was sat in the car when she opened the door onto mine with gay abandon. There was no recognition of the fact even after I had thanked her through the window. I can say I was totally careless getting my child out of the rear door. Oops. Sorry!
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And we're back.

Easy one to start - insurance renewal time. Has it gone up by 20% or down by 20%?
Follow up question, what happened when I rang them up?
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They agreed to change the price, but it's still more expensive - just by an amount which means it's not worth the hassle of moving.
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They agreed to change the price, but it's still more expensive - just by an amount which means it's not worth the hassle of moving.
You'd think wouldn't you?

2 years ago I left esure because when I rang up to ***** about the renewal price they were quite dismissive. Words to the effect of everyone is cheap for the first year, the renewal will be expensive. He was right, it was. So I changed again last year.

This year he went through the spiel about rising costs and all that guff. He than asked what my cheapest quote was. I couldn't remember so I lied and said it was roughly the same as last year's price. After some furious key tapping, that's what the price came out as, to within a few pence.

They really do just make it up as they go.
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I've been with Adrian Flux since owning the Elgrand. First years insurance was a competitive 220. Following year this had gone up 20 quid. Paid up because I couldn't be bothered to trawl comparison sites to save the money. This year's quote of 315 needed attention and a look online saw Sterling insurance coming back with 219 with a like for like policy. Phoned AF to cancel and they asked where we were going to which they replied that Sterling were one of their companies they broker for. Lo and behold after some tapping at an imaginary computer keyboard they announced they could do us the policy for 219......ffs.

Will the insurance debacle ever end?
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I've been with Adrian Flux since owning the Elgrand. First years insurance was a competitive 220. Following year this had gone up 20 quid. Paid up because I couldn't be bothered to trawl comparison sites to save the money. This year's quote of 315 needed attention and a look online saw Sterling insurance coming back with 219 with a like for like policy. Phoned AF to cancel and they asked where we were going to which they replied that Sterling were one of their companies they broker for. Lo and behold after some tapping at an imaginary computer keyboard they announced they could do us the policy for 219......ffs.

Will the insurance debacle ever end?
It will only ever end when absolutely everyone shops around every time they get their renewal. At the moment they tuck you up with a silly price. Best case, you just pay it. Worst case, they either drop the price or you **** off to another insurer. If you do **** off to esure, someone else will **** off back to Hastings Direct to replace you. It's the circle of life.
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It will only ever end when absolutely everyone shops around every time they get their renewal.
Which has never been easier.
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