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About Boxstercol

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    Boxa - Guru

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    Sunny South Wales
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    Porsche, Porsche & Porsche

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    987 S, in the best colour - Atlas Grey

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  1. Porsche tax. A premium for one Porsche, but then the insurance company gets really greedy if you have two.... 😂
  2. I would avoid Markerstudy like the plague... I experienced a catalogue of issues when my previous Boxster was written off in a non fault accident, some tactics employed by their ‘non fault department’ also known as a claims management company were borderline criminal. I wish I had escalated it to the appropriate body at the time but with everything going on I just wanted it sorted. Couldn’t wait to leave them to be honest & a company I hope to never have to deal with again. Up until the claim they were ok, but then I did buy on price. You get what you pay for.
  3. Hi, any help with condenser etc replacement in South Wales ( Cardiff/Swansea) would be much appreciated.  My sons ride, a 2005 987.  Garage job or buy parts online and have them fitted?  Owen.

  4. Yep, this is what I use. Got a Chipex kit for the Boxster, don’t get on with it at all. However, I do find that the paint is much easier to use with a cocktail stick. For my daily, the Halfords 3 pen paint chip repair kit is actually very good. Not only is there a brush, there is also a ‘pen’ type applicator - similar to a tipex type pen with a fine nib, it’s excellent at stone chip repairs.
  5. Lockton's policies do not accrue ncb, this is the reason I moved my policy to Manning.
  6. Try Manning or Locktons, both offer specialist Porsche cover, might not be hugely cheaper but better cover than the regular insurers so you'll get things like choice or repairer etc.
  7. I've moved from Lockton to Manning this year following Lockton's insistence that they were doing away with no claims bonus at my renewal last year. After building up 8+ years no claims on a second car it was too much of a risk to take. Locktons were good, although thankfully didn't have to claim, however I didn't think that it was fair that they would pay your PCGB membership for a year if you were not a member & if you already were then tough shyate. Another example of introductory offers where the loyal customer gets shafted.
  8. HI Colin, cannot reply to your  e mail, regarding waterpump costs, system comes back as you cannot receive messages.


  9. Probably the wrap that pushed the premium up... ?
  10. Locktons are great BUT they won't consider any ncb that you may have built up & you won't be able to add to it. Their risk is based on driving experience when they rate premiums. I was with Locktons & moved to Mannings this year as it meant that in the event of a fault claim I stood to lose the 9 years ncb that I had built up on a second car (Boxster). Reinsuring then would have increased my premium by over £2k. Mannings provided very similar cover but I retain my 9 years protected ncb.
  11. Good points raised Gorsh & thanks for your input ?. I've been driving those nearest & dearest to me mad due to my mutterings about 'what happens if....' scenarios. I'm a natural born worrier & over analyse things & to be honest I'm driving myself mad considering it! I did complete a ficticious online quote with LV & with no ncb & a claim within last 12 months the annual premium roseto over£1600 - there is no way I would pay that for a second car doing circa 6/7k miles pa. Mannings offered an ok quote with agreed value, choice of repairer & keeping my ncb intact for only £50 pa more than my renewal, but car would be limited to 5k pa which is a bit lower than I want to be honest. Choices choices....
  12. Think they also cover the hairdryer in the boot too...
  13. Just renewed with Locktons under the PCGB scheme, but stressing about whether I've done the right thing.... Detaied on another thread below - happy with the policy benefits / premium (agreed value / choice of repairer / EU cover with breakdown cover / trackday cover etc) but due to the 'Competition & Markets Authority Investigation' which the output came into force last year - Locktons now do not use no claims to rate premiums or recognise ncb protection. End result is that if I were to have a fault claim I lose the 9 years ncb I've built up on a second car. Locktons suggest that with one claim it wouldn't make a huge difference to renewal premium next year but obviously things coukd change with ratings in that time. If i were unfortunate enough to have to claim then potentially I'm faced with having to stay with Lockton's (where they are free to abuse via the renewal premium) or faced with the prospect of taking the insurance elsewhere with no ncb & a claim registered within the previous 12 months.... Not an attractive thought either way! Although I've just renewed I'm thinking of cancelling & going elsewhere where I can protect my ncb...
  14. Bit of a thread ressurection.... Been happy with the cover / service / price of the Lockton policy over the last couple of years, however there seems to be a fundamental change to the policy this year. Apparently Chubb have moved away from recognising NCB & NCB protection & base the rating purely on driver history. Basically, it looks like their Porsche insurance is now more aligned to a 'classic car' type policy. I've built up 9 years NCB on this car (with over 15 on my daily driver), now I'm faced with the prospect of this being lost.... Locktons state that they will 'hold' my NCB for me (but I won't acrue any more) which is fine as they will give me a letter to advise that I have 9 years claim free if I decide to move from them in the future. However, if I were to make a claim (fault claim) under the policy then I would lose everything! Don't quite know which way to go now, options I've got are: - renew with Locktons, benefits being choice of repairer / agreed value / trackday cover / European cover with breakdown, but potentially lose my 9 years NCB if an at fault claim made or - go with an ordinary insurance company with market value cover, no choice of repairer but keep my NCB protected. Anyone else had any experience? Cheers.
  15. Sorry to hear this & hope it gets sorted appropriately. If its any consolation, I had my 986 written off in a non fault accident a few years ago & ended up in my 987 which was a blessing in disguise. However, yet another example of where drivers of a certain age should be made to take a test to confirm they are still capable of driving to a certain standard. Boils my p*ss that some old people are still on the road when it is quite clear they are incapable of driving.
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