Anyone Tried Saga For A Quote? Silly Money

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  1. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    Has anyone tried Saga for an insurance quote recently? I'm currently searching for the best deal for our new to us MH which we should be picking up in 2 or 3 weeks time. 2008 Swift Bolero. New to motorhoming but we've both been driving cars for more than 40 years, no convictions, no claims for years. GoCompare gave me quotes varying from £200 to £350. Saga quoted £1267 for OH, £1800 for me!!!:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:

    Anyone had a similar experience?
     
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    You must have been 'confused'.... that quote was to BUY Saga...... obviously........(;0)
     
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    We insured through COMFORT it is an AVIVA policy, best quote we could find it is specialist motorhome insurance. Ours is about 240 for a brand new MH fully comp.
    Hope this helps

    LC
     
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    We pick up new van in July , have been getting quotes , NFU ,lv insurance both seem good value
     
  5. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    GoCompare quotes yesterday ranged from £200.20 from Staveley Head to £367.81 from Comfort. Don't think we'll be going with Saga:):)
     
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    We are with nfu now, not the cheapest but about half saga wanted off us to renew , nfu office in town ,go in and wear them down , no daft rules and regs just straight insurance and you know we're they are when you need them.
    Mind you maybe a bit biased as I have been with them off and on most of my life through the farm.
     
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    No used them for insurance, but had European recovery with them, brilliant service paid every bill I sent to them except petrol& meals.

    Down side, I am now sinking with junk mail from them !!!
     
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    WHAT??!!! Have you asked them why they are quoting so high? Where do you live? Gaza Strip?
    My MH is insured with Saga: £240.35, and that includes their optional Legal protection (£27) and Saga breakdown assistance (£71.95)
    But it would be interesting to know how they arrived at such an astronomical quote!
     
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  9. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    I'm assuming a number of reasons.... although we've caravanned for more than 30 years, we've never had a motorhome; although we've had motor insurance for more than 40 years, we have no motorhome NCD. Having said that, this same info went into GoCompare yesterday when I got their quotes. Ever since Chris reached 50, I've checked Saga for every type of insurance quote - house, caravan, cars - and always found them way more expensive than anything else. "Cheap insurance for the over 50s". It's a joke:mad::mad:
     
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    that's what ! thought !lol my London postcode bad enough :(
     
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    We've only had our motorhome for two years, and my first quote with Saga was similar to this year's premium. As for no-claims discount: Saga applied my car NCD to the new policy - I though this was normal. I know you are only assuming, but I would have asked them why, when one company quote £xxx, is theirs so disproportionate.
     
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    I get a silly quote from Saga every year - £110 fully comp, protected NCB.

    Don't bother shopping around :)
     
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    I have seen you say this before, how do you manage to get it that low
     
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    I once got a car insurance from Saga many moons ago. I remember it was well over double anyone else and since then I have cost them a fortune in junk mail for every form of insurance under the sun.
    I have been told they are very good by users but for me Aviva have been 5 star and a whole lot cheaper. When we get the motorhome my first call will be the Aviva associated company.
     
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    I suppose because 'Shirley' is 20 years old?

    We both also have our cars insured with them and the prices are very competitive for those too. If I get a better quote, they can usually match it :)
     
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    Always had a good deal from saga,about £280 inc legal and European breakdown. However when we moved house last year to a lower insurance post code the van went up to over a thousand pounds, So numerous phone calls to Saga and they insisted this was correct dispite my other two cars insured with Saga went down.Finally I spoke to someone with a brain who immediately realised that the girl had entered an 'O' instead of a nought on the post code thus throwing the whole system in meltdown.
    Result a credit payment for the trouble and a lower quote for the van
     
  17. Millie's Mum and Dad

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    What a difference 12 yrs NCD makes! £422.35. Still the highest, but no longer in the stratosphere(y)
     
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    Safeguard for me

    Just tried saga for house insurance -best on go compare but when directed to their site its goes up to double,
    Also tried car insurance -same happened again =double plus when on the saga website.
    =problem now is I'll be getting all the saga junk mail:(
     
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    I have my car insured through Saga, it was the cheapest by far, but none could match the motorhome quote I got from C&CC.
     
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