Somebody told me it might be possible to export and register my vehicle in another country and then get it insured there where it will likely be a lot cheaper than it would in the UK, but I would have to take it abroad at least every 6 months to avoid having to buy insurance from a UK company. Thanks My advice would be to buy a 'classic' vehicle like an old VW camper.Join the appropriate club and you will have access to cheaper insurance through them.Have a look here: I drove on Cherished Car insurance for a few years when I had a company van.
My mum's other half has been a lorry driver for 20+ years, he is insured by the company, but I am sure he will have a long no claims history on his own insurance, so maybe ask him to get a quote with a second vehicle and a second drive (me) and see how I go.
I'm not looking to buy a new vehicle anyway, I'd like a sturdy old horse box or something similar to convert. Getting someone else to insure the van with you as a named driver is called fronting and it is illegal.
Insurance companies are cracking down on it as fraud.
The guy would have to be pretty stupid to do it anyway as if caught he would find himself uninsurable too.
Go the classic car route as I suggest for a couple of years to build up a NCB. I thought that if you bought a policy where any of the named drivers can drive any of the vehicles on the policy it would be fair play really, and obviously the price of the insurance would be adjusted accordingly? What about registering as a company and taking that route? Getting someone else to insure the van with you as a named driver is called fronting and it is illegal.
2010 2l 140 hp 6 speed lwb transporter 300 000 km , past the last 2 doe tests without any work to the van always changed oil and filters on time , i'm a carpenter not to much weight on the van i bought the van over 2 years ago with 250 000 km and i am happy i did. There was no way I was taking it back to the VW dealer only to have my trousers pulled down, exhaust manifold cracked and replaced.
the previous van , vivaro i spend over 3 k in 2 years Started having problems around a year ago! I am lucky that I can carry out this work for myself, I have the common sense and a fair amount of mechanical knowledge to do this.
Intermittent bleeping and engine management light permanently on!!! This van tows a twin axle caravan and car trailers regularly, I am not shy to drive it hard, it has now done 114,000 miles, remapped and pulls like a train.
Hi, this is my first post here so please be gentle with me I'm currently in the process of earning my full uk license, and have been looking at quotes for the sort of vehicle I will want to drive once I have passed.
Some of the quotes, frankly, seem completely absurd.
I'm 32, will be 33 by the time I've passed, have been quoted over 2,000 a year to drive for example a Transit 190.