Insurance Jon

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  1. Motor Insurance for Tyresmokers!

    As many of you already know, and for those that don’t my user name is a bit of a hint, I run an Insurance Brokers. More specifically www.lockyers.co.uk . Although our core business is commercial insurance, we actually started as a motor and home insurance broker many years ago, so we do have some great relationships with Insurers in this area. This is the main reason for this long winded post. For a while my inherent love of performance cars, and active membership of Tyresmoke, has lead to conflict in my occupation. I’ve had to advise people of where to go, rather than saying “we can offer you a better deal than that!”. Well, after a lot of negotiation with Insurers, disappointment, more negotiation, and eventually finding an Insurer who’d listen I’m pleased to announce that from 1/6/2008 myself and the team at www.lockyers.co.uk will offer two exciting (as exciting as insurance can be admittedly) new motor policies. The first one is for performance and prestige vehicles up to £120,000 in value, and the second one is for Japanese Imports up to £35,000 in value. Both these policies are underwritten by Groupama so they are backed by a quality Insurer, and they are happy to accept most modifications, and will add trackdays (subject to referral, additional premium and terms), although I haven’t managed to convince them that the ‘Ring isn’t that big a risk, so it’s Uk trackdays only. Also both these policies come with the added bonus that they give full green card cover for 365 days a year! This is a bonus for those that make jaunts into Europe. These products aren’t available to quote online, as they are so complex they need the human touch, so you will have to give myself or my team on 01924 895568, or email them through www.lockyers.co.uk . Remember to mention Tyresmoke (my team are used to this), and if I’m not available ask for Pam or Martin, both are used to dealing with members from this site. Now here’s the downside, the underwriters have set some acceptance criteria, but these aren’t set in stone so if you almost meet them give us a try anyway and we’ll try to twist their arms for you. Acceptance Criteria and blurb from Groupama follows, but please remember that we have other policies available if you don’t quite fit this one: “Prestige and Performance encompasses UK cars, with a value of up to £120,000. Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche are all acceptable, along with many other prestige manufacturers. A minimum driver age of 28 applies, along with a minimum of two years no claims discount, (either earned or mirrored from a second car). At least one year's driving experience on similar vehicles is essential. Additionally, prestige cars with a value up to £150,000 can be accommodated on referral to Groupama on a bespoke basis. The grey import policy covers all Japanese-imported vehicles, from a Nissan March (Micra) to a Nissan Skyline or Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, with a maximum value of £35,000. Again, a minimum driver age of 28 applies, with a minimum requirement for 2 years no claims discount and relevant driving experience for the more highly rated cars. Discounts are available for length of ownership, garaging, additional security and limited mileage, and benefits are as follows: Comprehensive and third party fire and theft policies include as standard:  Guaranteed repairs with a partnership repairer.  New car replacement if the car is under 12 months old, and the policyholder is the first or second registered keeper (where the first owner is a main dealer of the car manufacturer).  Third party property damage cover up to £20m.  Up to £250 payable to replace child car seats even if they do not appear to be damaged following an event covered by the policy.  Loss of car keys and replacement of locks up to £400.  365 days of policy cover whilst travelling within the European Union.  Policyholder's no claim discount will be maintained and no excess will apply in the event of an accident with an identified driver who is not insured, where the accident was completely the fault of the uninsured driver. Comprehensive policies include as standard:  Up to £100 towards overnight accommodation or travel expenses if the policyholder and passengers cannot continue their journey following an accident.  Up to £5,000 personal accident cover for both the policyholder and their partner if accidentally injured in the European Union.  Up to £200 (any one event) for loss of or damage to personal belongings.  Up to £100 medical expenses cover for each injured person in the policyholder's car.  Up to 28 days temporary replacement car whilst the car is being repaired by a Groupama partnership repairer (a replacement car may not be available if your vehicle is a grey import).  Unlimited broken glass cover for the cars windscreen, back windscreen, sunroof and side windows if approved repairers are used.” If you haven’t fallen asleep reading all that then I can only presume your still interested in getting your car insurance off a fellow Tyresmoker, if that’s the case I hope to speak to you soon. Jon Newall AKA Insurance Jon www.lockyers.co.uk
  2. Help Speccing my rs6

    Hi Guys, Long time no speak. I need a hand on speccing my new rs6, and having trouble being decisive. 1. not sure whether to go with the dynamic pack as some of the reviews have panned the dynamic steering and the suspension. 2. colour, trying to balance resale with my hearts love of the matt daytona. would it be financial suicide to spec it? what colour would you have? currently torn between phantom black, pink, daytona normal, daytona matt. whats mamba black like in the flesh?
  3. Help Speccing my rs6

    unfortunately it needs to be a safe colour as i'll only be keeping until the new ffrr starts discounting. which will be about 6-9m
  4. Help Speccing my rs6

    .......efa;)
  5. Help Speccing my rs6

    are you mad? thats a lot of arse ache for so little reward. I bet if you checked the parts prices there will be bugger all on it. with my cack handedness it would take me hours to do, and I could make a lot more money in that time selling insurance
  6. Help Speccing my rs6

    not a fan of carbon fibre unless it is serving a purpose. stuck to the dashboard it aint serving a purpose
  7. Help Speccing my rs6

    all good squire. good thinking i'll start annoying tdk asap
  8. Help Speccing my rs6

    yes - it's wifi hote spot, google maps and full iphone intergration
  9. Help Speccing my rs6

    here's how. i think thats a more than adequate spec for a car i'm unlikely to keep more than 6 months PX2 All-LED headlights including high-beam assist 850.00 GBP PGB Audi hands-free boot opening system with Advanced key 575.00 GBP KA6 Audi Parking System Advanced with top view 900.00 GBP KS1 Head-up display 1,240.00 GBP 4A4 Heated front and rear seats 100.00 GBP 5TL Inlays - Piano finish, black 0.00 GBP 3GN Load-area fixing kit 160.00 GBP PQZ Matt aluminium styling package 865.00 GBP 9ZW Mobile telephone preparation – High with Audi connect 350.00 GBP 4KF Privacy glass 390.00 GBP 6SJ Reversible luggage compartment mat 110.00 GBP PQ4 21" x 9.5J '5-twin-spoke' design black-gloss alloy wheels with 285/30 R21 tyres 2,000.00 GBP
  10. Help Speccing my rs6

    also what is the option on the config tool "dashboard code"?
  11. Help Speccing my rs6

    are you mad. i'm getting quite a few options and only getting to 85k, and then there is the 6% discount on offer by the dealer
  12. Help Speccing my rs6

    arrrrrggggghhhhhh i'm ready to push the button but agonising over the dynamic pack or just the led headlights (which are included in the pack). annoying black optics isn't an option, or at least its not in the config or the brochure, and carbon mirrors are a ridiculous 1250 quid
  13. Help Speccing my rs6

    any ideas what the dynamic suspension is like? too hard for uk roads? hmmm, that java green looks awesome, but suspect it could be a bit marmite for uk resale market and I only tend to keep cars 3-9 months
  14. Cheap slk for her indoors

    Mrs IJ has fancied a merc cab for a while, and is wanting to change car soon and noticed the two lease deals, both from a main merc dealer. In reality her only requirements on a new car are sat Nav, auto box, and not French or jap SLK200 AMG Sport Edition 125 Auto in Iridium Silver with Black leather, Analogue clock, Cupholder, Panoramic glass sunroof, Heated front seats, Interior light package, and Mirror package: Operating lease 3+23 10k £255+vat * SLK200 AMG Sport Edition 125 Auto in Palladium Silver with Black leather, Advanced parking guidance, Airscalf, Panormaic glass sunroof, Heated front seats, Remote control for roof, and Mirror package: Operating lease 3+23 10k £276+vat Before I dive in feet first, what alternatives are there? Both the cars are well north of £30k if bought, but everything else in that price bracket is quite expensive to lease in comparison.
  15. Cheap slk for her indoors

    She's got enough of that;)
  16. Interesting little Fiesta..

    Me likey! How much?
  17. how much to wrap a range rover?

    just been trawling autotrader for a replacement for the rangey, my budget says standard vogue, but bang on my budget is a 1 year old autobiography in the wrong colour. Its only done 8k, its a year old, all the toys £10,000 less than all the other autobiographys, BUT it's rimini red!!!! it here if your interested 2010 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER DIESEL ESTATE 4400 cc TDV8 AUTOBIOGRAPHY 4dr Auto anyway I thought a white or black wrap would solve the problem. anyone got any thoughts/experience on; 1. colours 2. costs 3. what are wraps like to live with?
  18. how much to wrap a range rover?

    I'm warming to the exterior, and the saving, and the only bit of the interior I don't like is the wood really. Done a bit of digging, and I can swap it for gloss black for around £750. Hmmmmm
  19. Scumball cars - what would you buy now?

    not lurkin, when i visit i post. just dont spend as much time on the net as before
  20. Scumball cars - what would you buy now?

    hmmm, I really think I should pester omi into doing another scumball. I might even drive a snotter this time..........might
  21. Motor Insurance for Tyresmokers!

    Nope sorry it's ended
  22. Motor Insurance for Tyresmokers!

    As many of you already know, and for those that don’t my user name is a bit of a hint, I run an Insurance Brokers. More specifically www.lockyers.co.uk . Although our core business is commercial insurance, we actually started as a motor and home insurance broker many years ago, so we do have some great relationships with Insurers in this area. This is the main reason for this long winded post. For a while my inherent love of performance cars, and active membership of Tyresmoke, has lead to conflict in my occupation. I’ve had to advise people of where to go, rather than saying “we can offer you a better deal than that!”. Well, after a lot of negotiation with Insurers, disappointment, more negotiation, and eventually finding an Insurer who’d listen I’m pleased to announce that from 1/6/2008 myself and the team at www.lockyers.co.uk will offer two exciting (as exciting as insurance can be admittedly) new motor policies. The first one is for performance and prestige vehicles up to £120,000 in value, and the second one is for Japanese Imports up to £35,000 in value. Both these policies are underwritten by Groupama so they are backed by a quality Insurer, and they are happy to accept most modifications, and will add trackdays (subject to referral, additional premium and terms), although I haven’t managed to convince them that the ‘Ring isn’t that big a risk, so it’s Uk trackdays only. Also both these policies come with the added bonus that they give full green card cover for 365 days a year! This is a bonus for those that make jaunts into Europe. These products aren’t available to quote online, as they are so complex they need the human touch, so you will have to give myself or my team on 01924 895568, or email them through www.lockyers.co.uk . Remember to mention Tyresmoke (my team are used to this), and if I’m not available ask for Pam or Martin, both are used to dealing with members from this site. Now here’s the downside, the underwriters have set some acceptance criteria, but these aren’t set in stone so if you almost meet them give us a try anyway and we’ll try to twist their arms for you. Acceptance Criteria and blurb from Groupama follows, but please remember that we have other policies available if you don’t quite fit this one: “Prestige and Performance encompasses UK cars, with a value of up to £120,000. Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Porsche are all acceptable, along with many other prestige manufacturers. A minimum driver age of 28 applies, along with a minimum of two years no claims discount, (either earned or mirrored from a second car). At least one year's driving experience on similar vehicles is essential. Additionally, prestige cars with a value up to £150,000 can be accommodated on referral to Groupama on a bespoke basis. The grey import policy covers all Japanese-imported vehicles, from a Nissan March (Micra) to a Nissan Skyline or Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, with a maximum value of £35,000. Again, a minimum driver age of 28 applies, with a minimum requirement for 2 years no claims discount and relevant driving experience for the more highly rated cars. Discounts are available for length of ownership, garaging, additional security and limited mileage, and benefits are as follows: Comprehensive and third party fire and theft policies include as standard:  Guaranteed repairs with a partnership repairer.  New car replacement if the car is under 12 months old, and the policyholder is the first or second registered keeper (where the first owner is a main dealer of the car manufacturer).  Third party property damage cover up to £20m.  Up to £250 payable to replace child car seats even if they do not appear to be damaged following an event covered by the policy.  Loss of car keys and replacement of locks up to £400.  365 days of policy cover whilst travelling within the European Union.  Policyholder's no claim discount will be maintained and no excess will apply in the event of an accident with an identified driver who is not insured, where the accident was completely the fault of the uninsured driver. Comprehensive policies include as standard:  Up to £100 towards overnight accommodation or travel expenses if the policyholder and passengers cannot continue their journey following an accident.  Up to £5,000 personal accident cover for both the policyholder and their partner if accidentally injured in the European Union.  Up to £200 (any one event) for loss of or damage to personal belongings.  Up to £100 medical expenses cover for each injured person in the policyholder's car.  Up to 28 days temporary replacement car whilst the car is being repaired by a Groupama partnership repairer (a replacement car may not be available if your vehicle is a grey import).  Unlimited broken glass cover for the cars windscreen, back windscreen, sunroof and side windows if approved repairers are used.” If you haven’t fallen asleep reading all that then I can only presume your still interested in getting your car insurance off a fellow Tyresmoker, if that’s the case I hope to speak to you soon. Jon Newall AKA Insurance Jon www.lockyers.co.uk
  23. So how quick is the new GTR then ... ?

    I'm seriously tempted
  24. Traffic Cops

    It looked from his polo shirt and the way he said the company name "town beep" that it was an Audi main dealer. My b5 rs4 flew past me on the motorway whilst it was being serviced, and unsurprisingly it want firing on 2 cylinders when I got it back.
  25. Jaguar xf - am I old enough

    Morning all! I just thought I'd stick my head in and ask tsn for a reality check. I've had some pretty in heavy metal in my car ownership timeline, but now my needs are different. I currently drive a rr vogue, and I love it. It also doesn't depreciate that badly, and puts up with abuse from the family without batting an eyelid. But, with the rising cost of diesel the economy is pretty poor. I'm obviously not looking for a hybrid, but the jaguar xf 3.0 looks lovely, and on paper is 60% better than my vogue. The bits that are making think are: 1. Are jags still perceived as "old man"? 2. Do they still depreciate like a smoking spitfire falling from the sky? 3. Anyone driven one? What are they like? 4. What alternatives are there for <50k, that comfy, classy, quick?