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About Boxstercol

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    Boxa - Buddy

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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. HI Colin, cannot reply to your  e mail, regarding waterpump costs, system comes back as you cannot receive messages.


  2. Tescos car insurance

    Probably the wrap that pushed the premium up... ?
  3. Insurance renewal time...

    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.
  4. 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....
  5. Anybody with sheilas wheels ?

    Think they also cover the hairdryer in the boot too...
  6. 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...
  7. Anyone insured with Lockton??

    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.
  8. They've written my 986 off

    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.
  9. Carrying a spare wheel - 987 S

    Will the space saver fit over the brakes on the front?
  10. Aircon button quick fix

    Looks a good job, well done. Its one of those things on the 987 which really detracts from the interior on an otherwise tidy car.
  11. Should I Have Declared My Wheels?

    Other thing to consider is that if you call them now & advise, they may consider it an upgrade & then take the opportunity to try & charge an additional premium. Some insurance companies have very dubious 'ethics'. I had all sorts of issues when my 986 got written off... I've now insured with the PCGB preferred company, Lockton, who deal in top end cars. It seems a good policy & I like the fact that you have an account manager do you can talk to someone specifically about your policy who knows the marque. No issues so far & not a massive amount more than my renewal. My experience with how I was dealt with when my 986 got written off resulted in me searching out another company at renewal time, with good customer feedback a priority with my decision making. Didn't want to re-insure with a company that utilised underhand tactics to line their own pockets at my misfortune.
  12. Make the gear knob leather look like new

    Awesome work with great results!
  13. Does this sound competetive?

    That's cheap, are you a 65 year old vicar with a £5k excess on the policy?
  14. Anyone insured with Lockton??

    Hi, I use Locktons on another car we have and the service and contact from them is excellent, no call centre as such, I would recommend them, Cheers Paul Thanks for the feedback Paul, good to hear. Think my mind is made up now as I've yet to hear any bad feedback.
  15. Anyone insured with Lockton??

    Thanks Chaps. I think the general 'quality' of the proposition is a bit better with Lockton & it appears they tend to look after the premium market - apparently have tie ups with the Ferrari & Aston owners clubs. Think I'll give them a try. I've been thinking of changing companies for over a year, well since my 986 got written off as my existing insurers weren't the best to deal with at the time. I guess you only find out how good the company is in these circumstances.