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Old Apr 4th 2012, 12:32 pm
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Hey

Just wanted to check something. Just looking at getting a couple of cars and have been quoted $530 each for a Corolla, RAV 4 or a Prius per 6 months.

This is through AIG's TravelGuard service.

Does that sound reasonable (I have no barometer on this).

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Old Apr 4th 2012, 12:55 pm
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Yep, that's pretty good.
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I agree... that's pretty reasonable.

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Old Apr 4th 2012, 3:08 pm
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Thanks both.

With the home insurance and car insurance I think this AIG service has pretty much paid for itself.

I definately recommend.
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For a new car, with no US credit or driving history, that's pretty cheap.
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For a new car, with no US credit or driving history, that's pretty cheap.
The AIG thing saved us a packet!
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Actually. I realised today that the quote was for 2 cars and not one (I was asking them to price up different combinations of cars).

Have to say I am pretty damned happy with that.
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I've also got a quote from TravelGuard for a Ford Focus Titanium, but at $700 for six months it's quite a bit more than the OP's quote (admittedly for different cars, and motor insurance for my wife is also included in my quote). Does my quote sound excessive, or is this typical given that I've not yet moved to the US and don't yet have a US driving licence or address? I did disclose details of a couple of prangs that I've had in the past five years, which I'm sure has bumped the price up a bit.

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I've also got a quote from TravelGuard for a Ford Focus Titanium, but at $700 for six months it's quite a bit more than the OP's quote (admittedly for different cars, and motor insurance for my wife is also included in my quote). Does my quote sound excessive, or is this typical given that I've not yet moved to the US and don't yet have a US driving licence or address? I did disclose details of a couple of prangs that I've had in the past five years, which I'm sure has bumped the price up a bit.

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That's pretty reasonable. Anything in the $600-700 per six month, for your first year is fairly typical.
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Insurance is different state by state. But they all have one thing in common - it's much more complex than the UK. You can't just get a quick quote. There is a laundry list of insured risks which you can pick and choose. Each risk carries it own premium. On top of that, you must choose the level of liability coverage and deductible (excess) you want for each item. Here's a typical Florida secenario:
1) Comprehensive coverage for all perils for your car
2) Collision damage for your car
3) Third party liability for property damage (anywhere from $10k to $500k)
4) Third party liability for injury (anywhere from $10k to $500k)
5) Uninsured motorist protection (for your medical bills if hit by uninsured motorist -not really necessary if you have good general medical insurance)
6) State mandated 'no fault' injury protection
7) Temporary rental car

In general, the most expensive line items are for medical/injury (surprise!).

The real scary part is that in Florida you can drive around with the state minimum $10000 liability which barely covers a broken finger if someone injures you. Add to that the number of uninsured and you better have very good medical coverage for yourself.
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