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About Nobbie

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    Boxa - Team Player
  • Birthday 06/29/1967

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    Wilmslow, Cheshire
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    Triathlon, Gardening

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    1999 2.5 Boxster 986 Tiptronic S, Mk IV 1500 Triumph Spitfire, Pug 107

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  1. Car Allowance

    Great news, that will make a chunky maintenance fund with plenty left over for some tasteful upgrades🙂
  2. Insurance renewal time...

    And you get a year's free PCGB membership, not that I've used mine so far having missed the track day at Oulton Park a couple of weeks ago☹️
  3. Winter storage & tyre flat spots

    I left my spitfire for six years with normal pressure in the tyres and didn't notice any flat spots when I drove it again. That's my anecdote, does anyone have an anecdote about when their tyres did get flat spots and how long it took? I suspect you'll have no problem, but would just pump the tyres to max pressure just as insurance, as long as you remember to let them down again when you drive it next. Maybe put a note on the steering wheel.
  4. Car Allowance

    Do you use your car for much business mileage? Do you take clients in it or visit client premises? Just wondering whether they might be happy to make an exception for a well kept Porsche?
  5. Insurance renewal time...

    I had that with Greenlight last year as they wouldn't insure me as it was my first Boxster/RWD sportscar. I'll try them again now I'm an experienced driver?
  6. Insurance renewal time...

    Why? I used them last year and seemed like a good deal. Just got my renewal and hasn't been hiked like some do.
  7. They've written my 986 off

    Well done, looks like you've got a really nice car there?
  8. Another insurance scam

    Why is the car insurance industry so fecked up? It just seems to attract dubious business practises and outright con men (and women). I suppose it's a big business with lots of money flowing around and so everyone wants a cut of the action.
  9. They've written my 986 off

    I believe total loss value means they take the car away. He'd have to then ask to buy the car back to part it out if they let him. Some insurers have deals with salvage company's.
  10. They've written my 986 off

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5485423&highlight=ombudsman this is only 5 pages and covers the lead up to the court case, but has links to previous iterations of the same issue that runs to 20 odd pages. Make yourself a cup of coffee and go to the loo before you start?
  11. They've written my 986 off

    Yes, they are. I've read a long thread where someone was unhappy with the settlement offered. At first I thought they were a bit of a nutter, but they eventually got a result. The Ombudsman will basically say that as long as they are using a reasonable method to ascertain value, then they will not deem it unfair. Using a trade guide Will be deemed a reasonable method. The guy I read about actually took them to court and they eventually settled just before the court date after various threats over legal fees etc. I'll see if I can find the thread.
  12. They've written my 986 off

    I wonder if you can use the hire car cost as leverage to get this sorted ASAP. Maybe contact the third party insurer with a proposal for them to payout a fair value based on evidence supplied by you taking into account haggling on advertised prices. Suggest that if they they don't want to settle now, that you will be going through the accident management company of your own insurer, getting a hire car and ouch my neck is feeling very stiff all of a sudden. From their point of view it would make sense to settle for a slightly increased value on the car rather than be lumbered with thousands in car hire and legal costs where the only winners are the accident management company and lawyers. Good luck
  13. They've written my 986 off

    That does seem very low, go on autotrader and copy all the ads for cars of that age and mileage. Work out the average asking price and send to your insurance company along with copies of the ads. They normally respond well to evidence as they realise you know what you are talking about rather than just moaning. Good luck, and sorry to hear about your car?
  14. Adding additional miles

    One of the sponsors of this forum declined to insure me on the Boxster because I didn't have a year's experience of driving a Boxster. I told them I regularly drive a RWD Spitfire and have had powerful cars in the past. My 204bhp Tiptronic Boxster is hardly a rocket ship?