Advertise on fullfatrr.com »

Home > Finance, Insurance & Warranties > Insurance company wants a tracker fitted?
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
Print this entire topic · 
scotcruz



Member Since: 03 May 2017
Location: S C O T L A N D
Posts: 142

Scotland 2010 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zambezi Silver
Insurance company wants a tracker fitted?

hi folks,

was on the phone to the insurance company who say that they want a tracker fitted and gave me two numbers to call.

Know what are the Thatcham approved ones but is it a one of cost or do you also have to get a subscription on top of it?

Has anyone had it fitted?

Post #438355 14th May 2017 3:49pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
mjdronfield



Member Since: 04 Nov 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 3927

United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I believe there is a subscription but not sure how much it is now..... 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

Post #438356 14th May 2017 3:52pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
CS



Member Since: 14 Apr 2015
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 488

Scotland 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Zermatt Silver

Agreed that there would normally be an initial cost covering installation and a period of subscription and thereafter subscriptions on whatever period is chosen, the annual cost might be lower if you pay for a longer period up front. Cost will also depend on whether the service includes them calling you to say your vehicle has moved etc or whether they just react when you call them. I recall that LR said that only certain (maybe only one) product(s) were/was compatible with the LR guarantee, presumably on the basis that LR tested the electrics with that product and found it OK, they may just not have tested others. You might want to check with a LR dealer or LR Customer Relations which products are regarded as compatible with your car.

There have been name/business changes in the tracker sector so I'm afraid I don't know which companies are involved or current costs. Only Range Rovers since 1988

Post #438358 14th May 2017 4:10pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
rodp



Member Since: 09 Apr 2017
Location: The Black Country
Posts: 176

United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Bonatti Grey

my insurance asked if I would consider a tracker / smart box fitted for cheaper premium. I thought about it for a while, then said ....... err ... no.
Perhaps I'm being a little suspicious but who knows what they'll do with this information when they have it, what would it be worth to a third party to know what, when and where I do whatever. Question

Post #438362 14th May 2017 5:11pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
dan_uk_1984



Member Since: 12 Nov 2008
Location: Bude, Cornwall
Posts: 3993

United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Tonga Green

I'd change Insurance Co's - RR's are difficult enough without splicing into the electrics to add a constant battery drain. 

Post #438364 14th May 2017 5:22pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Freddie The Fish



Member Since: 13 Apr 2017
Location: Bedfordshire
Posts: 88

United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover SE 4.4 V8 Fuji White

Change your insurer

Post #438365 14th May 2017 5:24pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
scotcruz



Member Since: 03 May 2017
Location: S C O T L A N D
Posts: 142

Scotland 2010 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zambezi Silver

cheers guys.. I think that's what I'll do.. they wanted another 146 off me because I had changed from my Shogun to this saying the usual speal about the factors involved bla bla.. got it reduced to 106 at the end. My insurance ends in Oct so probably will need to wait till them avoid any headache

Post #438395 14th May 2017 8:47pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
NVB



Member Since: 14 May 2017
Location: Essex
Posts: 23

United Kingdom 2004 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Cairns Blue

I had a policy running with direct line when I bought my ffrr. They would not put the car on cover without a tracker so I cancelled the policy, got a refund less the admin fee, and the took out a full years insurance with admiral for the price of the refund plus what DL wanted extra for the 7 or so months remaining. In other words, I got a full years cover without tracker for what I would have paid for 7 months with a tracker.

Change companies, shop around and add your other half. Mine will never drive the car but I saved 200 by adding her as a named driver.

Post #438402 14th May 2017 10:11pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
scotcruz



Member Since: 03 May 2017
Location: S C O T L A N D
Posts: 142

Scotland 2010 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Zambezi Silver

The trouble is I had IN10 2 years ago (allowed my bro to drive my car while I had hurt my back) so a lot of the companies didn't want to insure me.. Directline were the cheapest quote i could find.

At renewal it would be 3 years so I would deffo be finding another insurer. Just annoyed that that the insurance con was bad enough already that now we have to deal with the tracking drama with yet another subscription. It's getting beyond a joke now.

Post #438452 15th May 2017 1:49pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
alanm_3



Member Since: 19 Feb 2011
Location: moved out of Micks estate cottage since he defected to the dark side.
Posts: 5663

Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Directline have always insisted on a Tracker for my car, which is why I don't have insurance with them! Thumbs Up Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

Post #438459 15th May 2017 2:20pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
stan
Site Moderator


Member Since: 13 Jul 2010
Location: a moderate moderated moderator moderating moderately in moderation
Posts: 26155

England 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Santorini Black

i put one of these in mine about a year ago and its gone mouldy, didnt work anyway.. Rolling Eyes












Mr. Green .






click on links below for more info ,

>WIKI
>> DONATE
>>> FORUM INFO
>>>> FFRR CAR STICKER

Post #438464 15th May 2017 2:43pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Lukie



Member Since: 27 Sep 2016
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 380

2002 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

maybe speak to them again and find out why they feel the need for a tracker ? older range rover's are not high on the steel list, you could fit a tracker personally to it that would track the car via mobile phone signal so no subscription just charges you when you request it's location would this do for them ?

i'm guessing they want the tracker fitted as you have requested fully comp ? could you maybe drop down the 3rd party fire and theft ?

Post #438465 15th May 2017 2:48pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
alanm_3



Member Since: 19 Feb 2011
Location: moved out of Micks estate cottage since he defected to the dark side.
Posts: 5663

Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

^ I did, the reply was, "if you want us to insure you, you need a tracker".Could so easily have been followed by "coz that's what the computer says", so I chose not to waste any more oxygen Rolling Eyes Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

Post #438471 15th May 2017 3:18pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2017 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis


Switch to Mobile site