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    It's time to finally buy a car. I'm getting quotes at the minute which are literally out of this world. However 'elephant' and 'admiral' seem to beat the curve - by a lot! Has anyone got their policy with them? Do you get all of the benefits with these guys as you do elsewhere?

    Goodness forbid I crash or something but - has anyone had to make a claim with them? I keep reading reviews online which are horrible. Though, I imagine the only people reviewing are hysterical ones and therefore not providing a good average.

    In all, can anyone offer brands to avoid / recommend based on personal experience?
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    Elephant and Admiral (actually the same company) have been really cheap lately and I don't know why. They quoted me half what everyone else was quoting for my insurance this year, and that's including the extras I took out on top of my cover (for if I'm hit by an uninsured driver I can still claim up to £30000, and if my car is written off I get a free hire car for 21 days).

    I've never had to claim from them though so I can't help you with that one.
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    I have had to claim through Bell (who are Admiral) and they were pretty good as insurance companies go, but this was about 5 years ago now. My brother recently had to claim through Admiral and they were OK just needed chasing, which I think is true for most insurance companies!
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    (Original post by Hedger)
    It's time to finally buy a car. I'm getting quotes at the minute which are literally out of this world. However 'elephant' and 'admiral' seem to beat the curve - by a lot! Has anyone got their policy with them? Do you get all of the benefits with these guys as you do elsewhere?

    Goodness forbid I crash or something but - has anyone had to make a claim with them? I keep reading reviews online which are horrible. Though, I imagine the only people reviewing are hysterical ones and therefore not providing a good average.

    In all, can anyone offer brands to avoid / recommend based on personal experience?
    Ive just renewed my insurance and ive just gone with elephant. They did seem cheaper than anyone else (as well as admiral and bell). They should be ok- ill just have to wait and see.
 
 
 
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