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About rowbos

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    Boxa, Its A Way Of Life
  • Birthday 02/25/1968

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    Minehead, Somerset

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    987.2 Boxster S Black Edition No 232 Of 987 & Mercedes C Class Coupe 2017

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  1. rowbos


    Same on the company car front. Manning gave me maximum NCD based on a letter from the company stating I had made no claims for > 5 years...
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    Insurance renewal time...

    Manning Insurance. 50 years of age. £300 cost pa. Agreed value of £30K. Track day cover. 3000 miles. OPC repair and windscreen (or wherever I want to take). And there is always someone there to sensibly discuss anything. I could not recommend more based on my current experience.
  3. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    I guess the commute element and increased mileage must make all the difference. Quite a difference though!
  4. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    Same. Very quick response - a valuation letter emailed back within 24 hours. Just apply from your account details page from memory.
  5. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    You are clearly a risk and a danger on the road 🤐 My basic facts for insurance are ... I am 50. Live in the middle of nowhere. 3000 mile limit on the Boxster. Use of 3 other cars. 5 years no claims (taken from my company car policy with no claims made) Might just make all the difference.
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    Insurance renewal time...

    Try Manning, they ended up with pretty much the lowest quote for me, guaranteed value, track day cover, OPC repairs, OPC windscreen replacement, very easy to deal with and responsive by email with a named contact who maintained contact with me as I asked lots of questions...
  7. rowbos

    Locktons PCGB renewal

    I have no links with Manning so diss away My cost for exactly what I wanted with an agreed value, trackday cover, OPC Glass replacement and repair etc was considerably less than my previous insurer and as competitive as anything I found elsewhere - so they suited me this time round...
  8. rowbos

    Locktons PCGB renewal

    Manning gave me 5 years no claims based on no claims on my company insurance and have provided great service so far... Also apologies but I had to get this in there!
  9. rowbos

    Locktons PCGB renewal

    That is why I went with Manning in the end, I liked the Lockton story and the link to PCGB but for what I needed Manning gave me more for less...
  10. rowbos

    Lifting and Jacking a Boxster

    Is this just to swap your wheels over - summer-winter? If so I tend to use the rear jacking point with my trolley jack, slot an axle stand under the front jacking point and put a wheel under the rear of the car next to the trolley jack in case it fails. That way I can swap both wheels on that side without too much effort, then I do the other side...
  11. rowbos

    How to: Fog lights as DRL: the Uktinpol 2 hack

    That would be Photobuckets attempt to extort cash out of everyone... Many forums have lost photos to this fairly recent change at PB. There is a hack for Chrome to display photos still - I have not used this and can not recommend it - up to you if you want to install... http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showthread.php?25628-Photobucket-fix-for-CHROME-users
  12. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    Yep I used the PCGB valuation service. I received my letter back the same day I believe. Very straightforward and Manning were quite happy with this and the photos I sent over for a guaranteed valuation figure.
  13. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    Now moved the Boxster to Manning - as above £309 and a feature set I am happy with Admiral tried to bump up the overall remaining policy cost as I was reducing the number of cars covered - after a bit of discussion it's come down to a level I am happy with (less than last year for the other cars) so job done for another year.
  14. rowbos

    Insurance renewal time...

    Looks like I’m going to move to Manning. I’ve spoken to Locktons, Manning, and A-Plan. And I have had my renewal quote through from Admiral - but I already know I’m changing. Their renewal was just under £500. I’m sure I paid £300 something last year. Manning come in at £309 including agreed Valuation, track day cover, ability to choose own windscreen supplier (at a slightly higher excess than their default supplier), European driving, legal cover, own choice of repairer if the worst happens etc. Everything I had on my list. Oh they are also taking my 5 years plus of no claims from my company car on the basis of a confirmation letter from the company - and this is protected. Lockton and A-Plan were higher cost and had slightly different features.
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    Insurance renewal time...

    My renewal is due in December as well. Currently I have the Boxster on my multi-car policy with Admiral though I intend to move this off and onto a more suitable policy when I renew. I tried to speak to Admiral about things like track day cover, guaranteed value cover, changing between summer and winter wheels/tyres, the value of options, my cherished plate etc and they were massively inflexible and could not understand my needs - if it's not in their menu they don't have an answer. I will leave our other cars on the MC policy with Admiral though to make my life easier. I had spoken to Locktons recently and their quote was not that far off Admirals price, in a couple of days I will be within the 4 week period of the Admiral policy so will get it sorted then...