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L322 vehicle tracker

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by RichyG, Aug 19, 2019.

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  1. RichyG

    RichyG Member

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    I have just spoken to direct line for vehicle insurance and they are saying in order to provide cover the car must be fitted with a tracker.

    Just wondered if anyone else has a tracker and if so can they recommend one?

    TIA
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    You don't say what your car is, but it must be regarded as very easy to steal. You could try welding a pole to the roof and putting a flag on it. :D:D
     
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    Sorry L322 2007 TDV8
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Do a search, Automatrics seem to work well.
     
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    Strange a RR would need tracker, most people can’t shift them off the driveway with the keys, V5 and manual?
     
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    Every time I do a search for a quote some idiot company won't insure without a tracker. So I go elsewhere.
     
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    BTW have you bought one? Which trim did you choose?
     
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    I would recommend not fitting a tracker if only for the extra battery drain, not a lot I know, but batteries going flat are a common problem.
    There are companies out there that will insure without a tracker.
     
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    True but maybe not at what he wants to pay.
     
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    Over here, I found a company offering cheaper cover without the tracker, I'd be surprised if that was not the case in the UK except for young drivers.
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Insurance is a rip off in the UK partly due in certain areas to the Asian crash for cash tossers. Certain post codes are hammered.
     
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    The companies I have spoken to, who want a tracker, ask around 3 or 4 times more than those who don't. They basically dont want to insure the vehicle, so make it unattractive to insure with them.
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    Yep I have put a deposit down on a 2007 Vogue. I have ended up going with an insurance company that just want a telematics box for the 1st 6 months. This was the lowest company on comparethemarket.com website only 9 companys quoted on there and 6 were stupid money.
     
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    Interesting. Must be your location, as unlikely to be your age. In the 9yrs I'vr had mine, I've always had silly quotes , and some asking for trackers, but always went with decent quote and no additives.
    I pay just over £200 per year and would walk away from any company that wants me to put black box in her. In fact I had words with my insurance company this year , when they jumped by almost 50%. Got them to put it back to just £5 more than last year :)





    P.s did the same with my AA quote :)
     
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    Unless the car is being used daily do not fit a tracker or you will have battery problems, l bought a car with one fitted and only used it at weekends, I ended up keeping it plugged in to an optimate trickle charger.
     
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    Many of the tracker boxes give false reading as well. My daughter had one in Pug 206 while she was learning to drive, so always driving accompanied. Hastings website showed weekly & monthly summaries. Speed & time of day data was realistic. Acceleration & Braking were way out. Tracker reported excessive access, & harsh breaking, which she definitely was not doing, as I was sat there teaching her. My suspicion is the tracker sense speed bumps and interprets it wrong.

    I also had one of those windscreen cameras with G sensor designed to save the video after a crash . It would lock the videos every time I went over a speed bump. Got another camera with adjustable G sensor - problem solved.
     
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    It benefits the insurance company if the tracker shows harsh acceleration and braking, they can use the data to justify increasing the premiums.
     
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