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    So by tomorrow i will need to have paid for my new car insurance, its a little bit of a piss take after one year of paying for my car insurance it now goes up in price, why?!

    I have the choice of paying for a black box (cheaper by £200) or without black box..

    What are the advantages and disadvantages pf having a black box, is it worth the £200 difference?

    Also can someone please tell me where i can get cheap insurance from?? Id really appreciate it
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    (Original post by AOF1004)
    So by tomorrow i will need to have paid for my new car insurance, its a little bit of a piss take after one year of paying for my car insurance it now goes up in price, why?!

    I have the choice of paying for a black box (cheaper by £200) or without black box..

    What are the advantages and disadvantages pf having a black box, is it worth the £200 difference?

    Also can someone please tell me where i can get cheap insurance from?? Id really appreciate it
    Hi there!

    This thread should be in the Cars and motoring forum. I'll just tag AngryJellyfish to get this moved over there

    I'd avoid black box insurances, if it's only a £200 difference, then it's a no-brainer to go non black-box.
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    Hi there!

    This thread should be in the Cars and motoring forum. I'll just tag @AngryJellyfish to get this moved over there

    I'd avoid black box insurances, if it's only a £200 difference, then it's a no-brainer to go non black-box.
    Oh thank you didnt know about that forum

    Whats the advantages and disadvantages of having a black box.. sorry really dont know much about this, personally i wouldnt want a black box because i dont really want to be monitored every second when i drive, however im some what tight for money
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    (Original post by AOF1004)
    Oh thank you didnt know about that forum

    Whats the advantages and disadvantages of having a black box.. sorry really dont know much about this, personally i wouldnt want a black box because i dont really want to be monitored every second when i drive, however im some what tight for money
    Advantages

    - None really, apart from cheaper insurance most of the time.

    Disadvantages

    - Limited for miles (although you are anyways with no Black Box, but there's no way of the insurer telling really),
    - Penalised for harsh acceleration/braking (even if your braking for something which ran out onto the road, which may result to your policy being terminated),
    - Buying more miles is expensive for Black Box insurance,
    - Some Black Box companies give curfews on when you can drive.

    The list could go on and on...

    IWMTom
 
 
 
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