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helicoptaaa
Brisbane, Queensland
12 posts
i know there are a few car people here who have imported cars and i would like to know which insurers you went with? afaik not many companies insure imported cars, i know of nrma, just car & suncorp. nrma have given the best price so far. any others i should check out? (or ones that specify in 4wds?)
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whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
13315 posts
Shannons?
What kind of car is it, by 4wd do you mean like a patrol or an awd wrx or something?
04:54pm 03/01/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
23815 posts
ive been with suncorp for years, comprehensive and they know about all my mods

im pretty sure suncorp dont do any new grey imports

nrma/racq wont touch imports

its pretty much just cars that everyone else signs up with, i dont think shannons are overly keen on imports
05:03pm 03/01/09 Permalink
BillyHardball
Brisbane, Queensland
8633 posts
how do you import car insurance?
05:04pm 03/01/09 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
4442 posts
lol @ billy
05:06pm 03/01/09 Permalink
helicoptaaa
Brisbane, Queensland
13 posts
it's an imported patrol, 1990's. what do you mean by grey import?

spook - nrma gave me a quote and were happy it was imported

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Damo
Brisbane, Queensland
3303 posts
grey import is what the cars that are imported are classed as, if i'm correct.

If the car is older than 15years and is modified, it just needs to do a road worthy. If it's younger than 15years and is modified, all the modified parts have to be brought back to standard to comply to be imported.
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Triamks
Brisbane, Queensland
2058 posts
Third time lucky aye?
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JakeG
Brisbane, Queensland
582 posts
What happens if when telling your insurer what mods you have you forget one or two things?

In an event they investigate it and you get no $$?

When sussing insurance i tried NRMA and Justcar

NRMA was more expensive, but would let me pay monthly.

Justcar was cheaper but needed it in a lump sum.

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nF
Forum Hero
Wynnum, Queensland
15881 posts
correction spook, nrma WILL do imports.
02:33pm 25/04/09 Permalink
Fireblood
Brisbane, Queensland
9175 posts
So you still have your car spook? No buyers?
06:17pm 25/04/09 Permalink
scooby
Brisbane, Queensland
3668 posts
the HMAS r33 4door was sold! spooks now a korean automobile owner
06:41pm 25/04/09 Permalink
tequila
Brisbane, Queensland
2073 posts
rolls in a hyundai or some such


www.jci.com.au
11:13pm 25/04/09 Permalink
-=CluBCaT=-
Queensland
86 posts
Mine is with suncorp (no one else would insure it other than them and shannon's that I could find).
08:55am 27/04/09 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
9681 posts
nrma will do imports but don't like any mods basically so it's pretty useless for most. can't be lowered more than like 30mm from stock height, no aftermarket intercoolers etc etc
09:15am 27/04/09 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
6221 posts
Hey cal - there is only one HMAS ok. We both know thats the HMAS Mongie.
09:19am 27/04/09 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
24856 posts
spook is now rollin in the davwoo

european stylin on the economical tip
09:53am 27/04/09 Permalink
MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4799 posts
and you know what they say about daewoo's


if it lasts more than a day, WOO!
10:04am 27/04/09 Permalink
mongie
Brisbane, Queensland
6224 posts
My girlfriend drives a Holden Viva (made by Daewoo) and to be honest... its not too bad... its just completely gutless and it has a s*** gearbox.

I don't think its unreliable though - she hasn't really had any problem with it :D
11:55am 27/04/09 Permalink
MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4800 posts
Yeah
i drove a new astra wagon the other day
it's an opel/vauxhall i believe
and it was the biggest heap of s*** i've driven in a long time. suspension and handling were good, but the vibrations through the body on takeoff were terrible, reverse not linear ie increase the pedal movement by a small amount and you either get nothing or way too much. utterly gutless. I commented to my passenger 'i didn't think they made s*** cars anymore'.
02:12pm 27/04/09 Permalink
orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
7928 posts
you sure it's not because you don't know how to use a clutch? :P
02:40pm 27/04/09 Permalink
MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4801 posts
it was an auto.
02:52pm 27/04/09 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
4959 posts
Funny you say that MrH.

I just had a hire car for a month and it was the current Astra - best car I've driven for ages.

It took a bit of getting used to first, wierd buttons with diagrams that meant nothing, but after getting aquainted we fell in love.

Although the major sticking point was the auto tranny which let it down, but hey auto's let every car down, especially 4cyl cars.

Ours also had some vibration and a bad noise on takeoff but I suspect it was something repairable, there is no way it would be 'normal'.

I drove it down to Foster (3 hours north of Sydney) and back (~1,400km round trip) and it was awesome on the freeway, sure it was no fire breather in acceleration, but it cruised at 110 effortlessly, felt like it was gliding it was so at home at that speed.

If I was buying a small car it would be on the shortlist.

'i didn't think they made s*** cars anymore'.


Yes, they are every where.

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MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4802 posts
You've got a camry, right mission?
03:26pm 27/04/09 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
4960 posts
Not for much longer, it got smashed up good and proper a month ago - hence the hire car.

I assume your next post will say 'Anything is better than a Camry'.

I'll I was saying is that for $21k, the Astra was a great car. I am directly comparing this to our Camry and other cars I regularly drive in particular 2001 Calais (crap) and TDi Golf.

The Tdi Golf has a kick arse engine but the rest isn't that much better.
03:36pm 27/04/09 Permalink
MrHardware
Brisbane, Queensland
4803 posts
no i'm not gonna say everything is better than a camry. i sure as hell would rather a camry over an astra, and over a lancer for that matter, another car i am forced to drive at times. but i suppose the astra would have similar characteristics to the camry which would feel normal to you. i can understand why you wouldn't like the krautmobile, but what's to dislike about a VX Calais?
03:39pm 27/04/09 Permalink
Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
9599 posts
is a VX calais better than a statesman? cos I hired a statesman recently to drive from sydney to singleton and back and it was a shocker. seats, steering, suspension, power, build quality. all horrible, it was just like riding in a taxi but it only had 9,000k's on it

04:01pm 27/04/09 Permalink
Fn
Brisbane, Queensland
5432 posts
Let me know next time Jim, you can borrow my Range Rover.
Its got flares now!
05:23pm 27/04/09 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
4961 posts
Nah Jim, Statesman are supposed to be better than Calais.

Overall the Calais isn't horrible but for the asking price (of a new one) in the vicinity of $45k, there are much better options out there.

The whole car just doesn't work as a 'package'.
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Jim
Brisbane, Queensland
9600 posts
awww yeh rangie
airtime in style
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