Smart car insurers.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Do any other funsters with a Smart car have difficulty insuring them. I have insured high powered cars for less money than this thing.
    Am getting quotes of up to a grand, what's going on. Who do you insure your shopping trolley with.
     
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    contact eddievanbitz stick one of his trackers in it and watch your insurance quotes reduce substantially xxxx
     
  3. Snowbird

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    The tracker would possibly cost more than the car Gail. Anyway, who would be stupid enough to steal a Smarty.
     
  4. My Dog Likes Fishing

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    Just insured ours with quote me happy. £240 with one extra driver. Courtesy car, protected no claims. £250 excess so was happy with that.
     
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    It is a couple of years since I had my smart but used to insure through smart, very resonable cost.
     
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    Try www.msminsurance.co.uk , I had mine insured with them, very competitive price, but cannot remember price as it was a while ago.:thumb:
     
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    Planning to use Sheila's wheels for our Brabus. Very good quote:Smile:
     
  8. Wicketter

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    Try safeguard! We insure our motorhome with them and thought getting Smartie done with the same insurer may help. Hopefully won't be needed, but you never know. Smart cars are expensive to insure because of the body parts, so I was told.
     
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    Smart car insurers

    Hi, We insure with frank pickles for smart and motorhome,smart is £245 a year covered on the trailer and 12 months cover in europe.regards H:BigGrin:
     
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    It does depend on which model you have..
    Insuring my mk7 700cc passion was £120 ( catagory 4 ).. But insuring my 2009 Passion with its 1000cc Mtizi lump and 80bh output put it right up to £155
     
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    Hi
    Lynn had her Insured with the RAC £136.00 fully comp. Pete
     
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    Was that an insurer that told you that?

    Friend of mine had his smart hit. Bumper, quarter panel and arch. Took if for a quote at the dealer.

    30 Minutes later they called him from the waiting room - car repaired £78 bill. They are all pop on panels and prepainted - that was a while ago, but they don't seem to have gone up that much!

    Focus wing, fitted and painted £600, compared with £50 on a 2012 smart car.:thumb:

    You will probably find insurers are using excuses to raise premiums, as no-one claims when these cars are hit as they are heaper to repair, than the hike in their insurance if they claim.
     
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    Yes it was an insurance company that said Smarts were expensive to repair because of the body panels. Can't remember which company it was now! I think they make the rules up as they go along. Just renewed for £240 with safeguard but I think we'll shop around next year, although saying that we are just about to take delivery of our new Smart, gone mad and bought a nearly new cabrio, just hope next summer is as good as this one. Probably means insurance will be up.
    Can't wait to get back to France again next year :Cool: Roof down and sunglasses on ....we hope!! Sadly hubby is stilll working so we can't get away as much as we'd like to.
     
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    Why would anyone buy a Smart car?
     
  15. Snowbird

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    Its a fun thing, dont try to understand it :BigGrin:
     
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    tell me something that is fun about driving in the UK these days?
     
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    Stumped you all this time!!!!!
     
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    just insured my smart for £140 fully comp with direct line
     
  19. Snowbird

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    You are quite obviously driving the wrong vehicles. Every time I get into my RMB a big smile comes on my face, the same with my Joyner sand rail. Am loving wizing around in this little Smarty at the minute, but if and when it becomes mundane and boring I will replace it for something else. May even dig my Triton out of my mates garage and rebuild that.
     
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    I found that my insurance went up substantially when I got the smart from memory it went up by around £120.00 from a 1.1 seicento sporting but it was much more fun to drive and nearly as much less to tax for 12 months so its swings and roundabouts.
     
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