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Insuring a Euro import



Rich-D

ClioSport Club Member
  E90 LCI 330d


Ok, say I bought a euro import Clio 172 from somewhere like Motorpoint and it was a full UK spec car...

Would it cost more to insure than if I went to a Renault dealer and bought one!?

I know it "shouldnt" but I know what these insurance companies are like!

Any thoughts???
 

GR7

  Shiny red R32


You should have no problems and it doesnt cost any more. Some insurance companies ask if it is a UK spec import and if so it is treated the same as any UK bought car.
 
  Silver Fabia vRS


If it is from the EU Market and the exact spec of a UK model you will have no problems. A grey import would probably cost more.
 

GR7

  Shiny red R32


Have you sorted out your rubbish dealer yet Nick, regarding your oil leak?
 

Rich-D

ClioSport Club Member
  E90 LCI 330d


What about the alarm/immobiliser issues?!

AFAIK imports dont come with one fitted?!
 

GR7

  Shiny red R32


For the Renault dealer bought cars, there is a company at Southampton Docks which fits their alarms, as none of the cars come into Britain with them.

Think it depends on the insurance company, some are happy with any alarm/immobiliser and others demand a Thatcham one.
 
  Fiesta TDCI


Some insurance companies are still scared by the word import and cant seem to grasp the concept that all Renaults are imported as such.

Tesco seem to be very reasonable and dont ask stupid questions.

Adrian flux quoted me for a CTR (import)
group 18 (the same as they have the 172) £1360.00, tesco quoted me £630, make your own conclusions from that!

Needless to say Adrian Flux wont be getting my business again!
 
  Scirocco GT TSi DSG


My insurance company never asked where it came from (imported from Motorpoint). Had a cat1 alarm fitted and this reduced my insurance from the standard uk Renault alarm by approx £80.
 


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