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A bit of info needed from you well informed lot!

After placing my order yesterday I got the usual 10 mins or so of thrying to be sold Insurance, GAP, Autoglym Lifeshine etc

Thing is a good friend of mine always does my insurance and I think that VW GAP seemed expensive?? Can anyone recommend a good GAP provider??

Also is the Autoglym Lifeshine worth the £299 being asked?? 10 year protection for exterior and interior they reckon?? I've used lots of Autoglym products in the past and found them pretty good but £300 odd seems a lot of dosh??

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Hi WhiteHart....£300 for Autoglym or A-Glaze etc seems to be the going rate....It's quite a lot of dosh but is obviously highly protective with UV stuff, saves jet washing, and makes your car look stunning for longer.

I went for A-Glaze Plus because my GTI is red - a colour which more easily fades etc - and because I live in a seaside town with seagulls.

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Thanks Robin - I guess it'll be worthwhile to keep the GTI in pristine condition - especially with the seagulls and the state of our country roads!!!

Anything to make cleaning easier - leaves more driving time!!

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I didn't think that the GAP insurance that my dealer sold me was too expensive (200 pounds I think). Don't think it is VW though, it is provided by my stealer (HR Owen)

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Before you buy any GAP cover see what your current insurance company have as your cover. Most decent insurance companies now offer an RTI (return to invoice) on a new car within the first 12 months.

Failing that Lombard's GAP is one of the best value on the market 169144-ok.gif

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I'm with esure and they do cover for total loss protection for the first 12 months of a new car - as long as you are the first registered owner!

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Don't bother with the Autoglym, just give the car a good wax after a few weeks of washing with decent car shampoo and then just keep washing it regularly and keeping up the waxing. Best advie I can give is to give your wheels a good wax it makes them so much easier to clean.

Got the GAP insurance for £250 (could have pushed him lower)after I told stealer that I could get it from somewhere else for that price (the VW GAP seems better than other ones but they're all relatively the same). They're not bothered how much they sell it you for just that they make a sale and get the commision coffee.gif.

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....Great VW Teddy!! 169144-ok.gif "VeeDubby"?....He/she should have a name.

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Thanks for the info Matt - I've always made sure my alloys are waxed - makes a huge difference! Wasn't too sure about the Autoglym pack though!

As for the GAP - dealer did say he would try to match any other deal I came across - time for a google search me thinks!!

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