Aviva quote the unquotable for car insurance
Car insurance is a money vampire at the best of times; at the worst of times, it'll make you weep tears of despair. Or, in the case of avid Bitterwallet reader Daniel and Aviva, laugh your tits off.
Daniel doesn't have any no-claims bonus on his side, but then neither is he in a high-risk category for insurance. With that in mind then, he wasn't expecting the following quote for a 1.6 Honda Civic:
Still scooping his jaw off the floor, Daniel told Bitterwallet:
"I phoned up their sales line, gave them the online reference number – and the call assistant sounded shocked as you would expect - with a figure like that popping up on their screen. I then asked if he could do any better than £10,575 – as this must be an error. He spoke to his supervisor and came back to say that this is the best they could do! He said "we don’t cover people like you." Excuse me – You must do! Otherwise you would not have provided a quote in the first place.
The best solution would be for the online system to simply return with a message to say that we won't be able to cover you, than to spew out some ridiculous premium!"
Daniel also points out the quote is up to ten times higher than other quotes he received. Are Aviva being overly cautious or are they working on the principle that there are always people rich enough and stupid enough to catch out with their ludicrous premiums?