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      06-27-2016, 06:03 PM   #1
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i8 insurance for you other owners?

i wasnt aware insurance was upwards around 5k to 6k per year for a 2016? ive gotten quotes for a few different companies... is that normal? i came from a gtr paying 1500 to 1600 per year..
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      06-27-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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i wasnt aware insurance was upwards around 5k to 6k per year for a 2016? ive gotten quotes for a few different companies... is that normal? i came from a gtr paying 1500 to 1600 per year..
That sounds way off. An i8 shouldn't be 3-4x vs gtr. Maybe have them recheck their numbers?
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      06-27-2016, 06:14 PM   #3
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That sounds way off. An i8 shouldn't be 3-4x vs gtr. Maybe have them recheck their numbers?
yea thats what i was thinking too. my insurance agent shops around for the best prices and the top 4 to 5 are all coming up with those numbers.... she was saying the car is expensive and brand new... im unsure
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      06-27-2016, 06:16 PM   #4
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      06-27-2016, 06:31 PM   #5
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      06-27-2016, 06:40 PM   #6
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thanks i msged you guys privately for coverage info... its a huge difference from my quotes...im not sure why... i have good driver discount n all that too
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      06-27-2016, 06:41 PM   #7
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$5,000 is expensive. I was quoted $1200 for 6 months. Geico
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      06-27-2016, 07:30 PM   #8
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I'm paying $900 every 6 months and that includes another car. This is with Geico and I am 29 with a clean record. I would definitely keep looking. The i8 cost a little bit more to insure than the M3!
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      06-27-2016, 07:41 PM   #9
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$5,000 is expensive. I was quoted $1200 for 6 months. Geico
Ditto for me with Geico. 1200/6 mths. That's before discounts for multi-car as well.
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      06-27-2016, 08:50 PM   #10
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Ditto for me with Geico. 1200/6 mths. That's before discounts for multi-car as well.


I'm paying 1350$ per 6 months ( which is about twice my X6 50i 700+) Allstate with clean record
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I was playing $1750 a year through Chubb, multicar discount.

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      06-28-2016, 02:12 AM   #13
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ok i ended up leaving my current insurance and went to progressive.... 1700 per 6 months... WAY better than 3600 every 6 months!!! i was going to try geico but got scared of trying them out
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$528/6months for me
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363 per annum for me.

Incredibly cheap car to insure
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      06-28-2016, 02:54 PM   #16
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$528/6months for me
thats really good deal... its probably because i had bad luck with my previous cars... one had a bullet hole through there, and the other one was vandalized...then my 3rd car was in a flood for total loss .....
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ok i ended up leaving my current insurance and went to progressive.... 1700 per 6 months... WAY better than 3600 every 6 months!!! i was going to try geico but got scared of trying them out
Glad you found a better deal. But to be honest, car insurance is (a) difficult to compare across countries, and (b) next to you rdriving record, driven by your zip code. So, depending on where you live, you may never get (or you may beat) the quotes people will share with you in this forum. Best approach is to really shop around different insurers.
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      06-29-2016, 01:11 AM   #18
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Glad you found a better deal. But to be honest, car insurance is (a) difficult to compare across countries, and (b) next to you rdriving record, driven by your zip code. So, depending on where you live, you may never get (or you may beat) the quotes people will share with you in this forum. Best approach is to really shop around different insurers.
yea i kinda figured that, but 3600 per 6 months is VERY expensive and unusual... especially coming from a GTR, i would figure its around the same if not maybe even less! you would think a GTR is known for racing and this i8 is more of a luxury car you'd hardly drive (even tho i daily drive it lol)
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yea i kinda figured that, but 3600 per 6 months is VERY expensive and unusual... especially coming from a GTR, i would figure its around the same if not maybe even less! you would think a GTR is known for racing and this i8 is more of a luxury car you'd hardly drive (even tho i daily drive it lol)
I agree. It does sound expensive. It may also be a case of an insurer not really having done the analysis on the i8 yet, so the quote a "safe" price.

What also enters into this, and makes comparison across cars difficult, is expected repair costs. The i8, with its carbon-reinforced polymer monocoque is impossible to fix in case of certain types of accidents. It may be more likely to be totalled than other cars that one would expect to be in the same category. That can drive up the premium.
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      06-30-2016, 01:51 AM   #20
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363 per annum for me.

Incredibly cheap car to insure
Who with??
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      06-30-2016, 06:46 PM   #21
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363 per annum for me.

Incredibly cheap car to insure
That is good... mine was 590
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thats really good deal... its probably because i had bad luck with my previous cars... one had a bullet hole through there, and the other one was vandalized...then my 3rd car was in a flood for total loss .....
Time to change neighborhoods, mate. The i8 ain't bullet proof....
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