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Gorsh

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About Gorsh

  • Rank
    Boxa - Junior
  • Birthday 02/22/1955

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Isle of Man
  • Interests
    Cars, Photography, Touring Britain, and a bit of walking.

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  • My Ride
    981 Boxster GTS, BMW 330d F31.

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  1. I used to be with Aviva (Boxster and BMW dd), but for the past two years I've been better with NFU (price and cover), renewal is next month so waiting to see what they offer!
  2. You lot...🤣 Now, to get back on topic, while looking on amazon at the pen I spotted these https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-TEC-91452-Touch-Tips-Set/dp/B00ATPNSKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1549235650&sr=1-1&keywords=touch+up+sticks Anyone used them? They look good too, I'd imagine filling the pen with ink and then cleaning it a bit of a faff every time I had a stone chip to do. I have used cocktail sticks a few times with decent results.
  3. Delighted to hear things are now looking good for you Patt, hopefully it turns out to be the best thing that could have happened 😁
  4. I’m feeling the wonderful BoXa community ‘family’ spirit here - after just three years I feel that I know many of you even though we haven’t met. I too can feel your stress Patt and I sincerely hope you are soon appreciated for the skill and personal qualities you obviously have. Good luck. I would think anywhere that (including an OPC) you would sell a car to rather than trade it in against another would settle the finance - I hope it doesn’t come to that as it sounds like you might be in a position of negative equity - so better to keep the payments going if you possibly can rather th
  5. @Sazzy I wonder if the road you are moving to is a bit more ‘out of the way’ and has a record of more crime/ car theft. Anyway, I wonder if you have tried NFU - there may even be a local office in your area? I only ask because I have found them to be excellent - OK there’s no agreed value or track day cover (not something I wanted anyway) but they do offer everything else you could want. I also had an accident in France in May (not my fault) and their claims team was brilliant - all settled now and I’ve had a renewal since with no penalty on my premium. Good luck with getting sorte
  6. How are you getting on? NFU are great for my 991 (just under 300), no trackdays (not planning any for now anyway) but all the cover I need otherwise.
  7. To bring the matter of which insurance to choose to a close - until next year at least, I have gone with NFU, very happy with the cover and price - plus they have a local office so I can deal face to face if I want. The all - singing high net worth/private client policies offer excellent cover but at a cost which I can't justify, as even though I've scraped enough money together for a new 991.2 I don't consider myself to be in that category of customer.
  8. That's exactly how I feel about them too - as I have said in the Porsche/Marsh/Aviva thread they have offered me very good cover at a great price, very nice to deal with too and great to hear how well they handled a claim. My requirements are challenging - six drivers on my soon to arrive 991.2 GTS (so well over £100k worth), but they had no issue with that and have given me what I consider a very good price too.
  9. Hi John Yes, the Aviva Private Clients quote (through A Plan) is pretty comprehensive - legal, breakdown, enhanced courtesy car, choice of repairer, unlimited screen cover. Excess on my quote was £1000, screen excess £100. They also insist on the tracker being activated at all times. The problem I have it's just too expensive (well over £1k) compared to 'normal' policies elsewhere - but it is very good cover and worth asking for a quote as even though I live in a low risk area I want five named drivers which may be hiking the price up. NFU is the best overall quote so far, they
  10. Hi john,I spoke to Clare who was very helpful and gave her all my details and named drivers etc - I have since been contacted by A-Plan Private Clients department who have recommended a policy from Aviva Private Clients. The cover in the policy is excellent but it is more expensive (to me anyway) than other 'normal' policies I have had quoted. I'm weighing it all up at the moment and have another quote due so nothing decided yet.
  11. I've yet to hear from Locktons despite filling in their online form a couple of days ago, but I will see what they say about this - it sounds just like another quote I have from a 'high net worth' policy where there is loads of great cover and benefits but at a price - they too don't use the ncb system. Providing Locktons play fair with you in future you would be OK staying with them. I am a bit skeptical of the 'protected' part of the ncb system - it's great when you have a few years with no claims, but if you have an 'at fault' accident the price goes up even if it's protected because
  12. Thanks for the info John. It does seem the high value of the vehicle means having the tracker on, I wouldn't bother otherwise as the annual subscription is expensive in my opinion - plus I'm not sure I want the car back after some tea leaf has hammered it from a cold start. Our insurance is cheap here, car theft is non existent (so long as you don't leave keys in for a possible joy rider) as they could never get a stolen car off the Island. There are major drawbacks with the Aviva quote though, very high excess, and I could end up paying the full cost for a OEM windscreen if I needed on
  13. JC has beaten you to it! And yes, could we get back on topic please - I want to talk about insurance!
  14. Interesting thread, I am now looking around at insurance for my 991.2 GTS which arrives in a few weeks. Has anyone had recent dealings with Aviva/Marsh/Carbon/Locktons? My present insurer is Aviva and they insist on the tracker being activated which is £235 per year. This adds considerably to the cost, but their premium is reasonable at under £350 so might still be the best. Very high excess of £1500 though. Aviva will let you choose your own repairer but at an additional excess of £200, also windscreen replacement may or may not be OEM part - if not I can get it done at a place of my
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