Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Insurance Time...

The search for car insurance has begun ":-("

Not yet had my renewal price of elephant yet but thought it would be a good idea to start shopping around for a good price.

Luckily the policy runs out after my birthday so I'll be 24 at the time of renewal which should make it a bit cheaper. My NCD is now up to a whopping 2 years and all my points have expired (I had an SP30 and an SP50 a few years ago).

Heres a list of the companies I've tried and their prices, I've set an additional voluntary excess of around £250 where possible...

The AA £1325
Admiral £1062.6
Budget £1422.71
its4me.co.uk £1554.67
Hastings Direct £1484.95
eCarinsurance £841.05

The following have decided that I'm too much of a risk and wont quote me...bastards.

ASDA
RAC
Churchill
MoreThan
Norwich Union
Virgin
Direct Line


Im really impressed with eCarinsurance, I havent really heard about them before but their price is good.

I will also contact some of the more specialist insurers later this week to see if they're any good.

The search continues...

Thursday, 14 September 2006

Shower Cap

Just bagged myself a second hand offical Lotus shower cap...£35. Bargain! Should be in the post to me tomorrow.

That should save farting around with the roof so much!

":-D"

Monday, 11 September 2006

Lotus Of the Month!

I only just noticed...

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I am Lotus of the month! Thanks to Beefy and the chaps at MLOC ":-D"

Tuesday, 5 September 2006

Site update

As you will have probably noticed, I have tidied up the site a bit in the last few days. The blogging software used for the 'Lotus' section has been updated, if anyone's interested I'm using Serendipity to run this section of the site - top software ":-)"

Anyway, car news...

Rolling Road
Didn't make it but I'm looking at doing one in the not too distant future just to see how much power the dodgy old K-series is chugging out.

AA
Still going back and for between various departments and have now been told that their final decision is 'no - sod off' basically. They have sent me information on the financial ombudsman so I'm just gathering all the bits to make a complaint to them. Fingers crossed they will make the AA see sense!

Seats
New seats are pretty good but the drivers seat seems a bit 'wobbly' at times. I think a screw or something has come loose. I'll have a look when I get chance, its nothing major. The old ones are now near-enough sold pending payment so that's good news.

Downpipe
Still blowing and I'm still trying to source a second-hand replacement.

Bit of bad news...insurance is due before long (end of October) so it's time to start looking around for a good deal. I'm edging towards more specialist insurers this year, some include trackday cover for free - all depends on how much they quote me. More news on that a bit closer to the date - most companies wont quote more than 30 days before taking out the policy.