Friday, 18 February 2011

Still busy, and car insurance

Again I've been too busy to have time for a long post. But a quickie about car insurance. In the UK car insurance is mandatory and costs upwards of a thousand pounds for young male drivers. I heard recently that the EU had ruled it was discrimination to give women cheaper car insurance, so I hope this will lower my insurance premium in future. At least you can get a swift car insurance quote off the comparison sites - whose adverts we all hate - and find the cheapest. Still, my car insurance this year cost a lot of money I'd rather have. End of rant.

42 comments:

  1. Yep, that sounds like how it is here in the states. It can sure get expensive fast.

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  2. I live in the states but in a state that makes car insurance compulsuary so i feel your pain.

    damn crooks

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  3. Car insurance is a necessary evil. Doesn't make it any easier to pay, though.

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  4. Most states have compulsory car insurance. It's a pain, and ain't cheap. There is little pay off for when you need it, and the insurance companies know that. I tend to drive pretty carefully, and when I do have problems, I would rather call AAA.

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  5. Car insurance costs alot everywhere :/

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  6. That's really expensive! my car insurance costs 400 euros

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  7. Yeah, apparently when you turn 25, they mail you your maturity and your rates go down... At least, that's my understanding! Not cheap but cheaper than totaling your car and being stuck with the bill!!

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  8. Makes me want to ride my bike rather than pay what they charge young drivers.

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  9. I love public transport for this very reason.

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  10. car insurance is high everywhere in the world...

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  11. My head hurts when I hear something about banks, insurances and sunch, I just dont wanna know anything about them!

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  12. It's mandatory where I live as well, so I feel you. But you know, when some idiot rear-ends you, it suddenly becomes worth it...

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  13. mandatory here in the states. Young males are also charged more. It was brought up once in class. My teacher is some snobby ultra-feminist. she said it was ok to charge males more because there were facts that prove males are more dangerous. Very hypocritical of here.

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  14. its the same as the states but i dout it will lower the costs for you it will most likely just raze the price for women lol

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  15. how is it discriminatory? i was almost hit by a woman driver today... and this happens frequently.

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  16. So glad I dont have a car, so I dont have to buy Car Insurance!!!!

    Following with Supports!!!

    Pieces of Karp: Global BushFire!!!!

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  17. Cars are a pain in the ass all around. I really need to move somewhere that I can walk or take public transportation.

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  18. Hello man !!!

    Nice post!!

    I wait on my blog $upporting!!

    nice weekend BRO!!

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  19. clearly this is all a scam to benefit the insurance industry

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  20. In the UK car insurance is ridiculous. Often it costs more than the car itself.

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  21. equality went too far. don't women get into more accidents? maybe the major ones usually happens to male.

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  22. and once again, this is why i walk everywhere

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  23. yep car insurance is a necessary evil

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  24. The state I live in here in the US (Alabama) requires auto insurance as well. I beleive most states are the same.

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  25. Car insurance is a pain in the ass in Portugal too, but what can we do...

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  26. Yep same thing here in US bro. Shit sucks.

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  27. Seeing all those bad women drivers makes me think that different insurance policies are well justified.

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  28. Everything always costs a lot. Pretty shitty

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  29. ye those companies legaly steal from the people, and no1 does a thing about this

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  30. It makes me want to buy bicycle...

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  31. that's so much! i get full coverage for $90 a month. my mom is best friends with our insurance agent

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  32. car insurance is a pain in the a**

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  33. there are some good car insurance here in USA, but they cost a fortune!

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  34. i live in the states but take advantage of a little known loophole that lets me post a bond with the secretary of transportation in my state, so i never have to pay for insurance again, the bond will cover any trouble i get into.

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  35. I hate the insurance. Quotes are never right too. My first insurer said £700 a year. I had to pay £80 per month...serious maths fail there.

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  36. cheaper for females?!! wtf

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