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I really don’t want black box insurance... but no black box is so darn expensive! Any tips to get cheap old fashioned regular insurance ! Thabjs
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I really don’t want black box insurance... but no black box is so darn expensive! Any tips to get cheap old fashioned regular insurance ! Thabjs
Change the mileage, ie go for 2750 instead of 2000 (for example) and add your parents as named drivers (making sure you are the main driver ofc). What car are you looking at?
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I really don’t want black box insurance... but no black box is so darn expensive! Any tips to get cheap old fashioned regular insurance ! Thabjs
There is a stickied thread about car insurance here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4825738
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Not really any way tbh just look for an insurer that’s cheaper, I don’t have a black box and I’m with admiral, they charged similar to the quotes I was getting for a black box but I’m pretty sure that’s because I was insured with them for half a year on learner insurance before I passed my test.
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Change the mileage, ie go for 2750 instead of 2000 (for example) and add your parents as named drivers (making sure you are the main driver ofc). What car are you looking at?
Just something original like a corsa, don’t want something massive but don’t want something tiny (ie a ka or fiat500)
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Not really any way tbh just look for an insurer that’s cheaper, I don’t have a black box and I’m with admiral, they charged similar to the quotes I was getting for a black box but I’m pretty sure that’s because I was insured with them for half a year on learner insurance before I passed my test.
Do you recommend learners insurance or should I just go on my parents car?
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Do you recommend learners insurance or should I just go on my parents car?
As you have to have an experienced driver with you at all times it may not make any difference cost wise.

You do realise that black box insurance is for after you pass your test?
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I really don’t want black box insurance... but no black box is so darn expensive! Any tips to get cheap old fashioned regular insurance ! Thabjs
My brother had a blackbox when he started driving. It was perfectly fine. As long as you obey the highway code, you're fine and save a lot of money.

Blackboxes, at least the one my brother had, have him a report and rated his driving out of 100 - this helped him become a better driver at the end of the day.

The insurance agency would only revoke your insurance if you consistently scored below 50. And honestly, it's hard to get below 50 even if you try to.

It's a good idea.
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Disregard what MrBiggs has to say.

The concept of the blackbox is good but the implementation is flawed. Their database is often flawed with out of date speed limits for certain roads causing you panic when you receive bad score. With other boxes being out right faulty and providing incorrect results and the insurance company doing nothing about it. (I know 3 people who have this happen, two of which are still currently in the policy.) Their bb no longer tracks their miles, or any data apart from their location. Insurance company has been informed multiple times with no resolution.
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Do you recommend learners insurance or should I just go on my parents car?
It was good for me cause I had my own car that I was learning in, my parents were on the policy too, it brings the insurance down. I doubt price wise it would be much difference between them so just go with what suits your situation.
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