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    Default Getting a new car covered with Swiftcover

    Is anything but swift.

    Problem is that I am buying an imported car. This is fine with Swiftcover as it is UK spec.

    What is not fine is that it is not currently UK registered.

    Despite intention to register, and needing a cover note to get it UK registered, they say they cannot issue a cover note.

    This gives me a problem as I need to get a cover note to the garage to cover the car so we can get it registered!

    Anyone got any ideas of a good way to progress forward?

    Are there any insurance companies that will provide such cover?

    If I leave Swiftcover I get virtually no money back (£74 from a £300 policy).

    Only other option is for the garage name to appear on the log book. Not willing to accept another name on the log book.

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    Another day, another 'my problem is...' post from CUK's resident hapless, shambling, buffoon, Wilmslow.

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    Phone another insurance company like Prudential and buy insurance for your new car. Supply the garage the cover note so that the car can be registered and then cancel the new insurance within 30 days and claim back all the money.

    Now insure your UK registered car with swiftcover.

    HTH

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    Surely there is a specialist insurance company who would provide cover for a small amount of time - people import cars all the time so there has to be a way around this.
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    Why are you buying an imported UK spec car? It made sense several years ago but not now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Why are you buying an imported UK spec car? It made sense several years ago but not now
    Makes perfect financial sense.

    Dealer price £17,500

    Import new price £11,800.

    The Focus is also built overseas in Germany. Hence Germany to Malta to Blighty.

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Makes perfect financial sense.

    Dealer price £17,500

    Import new price £11,800.

    The Focus is also built overseas in Germany. Hence Germany to Malta to Blighty.

    HTH
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