Tbh all insurance companies give you a stupid renewal in case you just can't be bothered to shop about or in the hope you forget and they can auto renew it. I go with someone new every year and they always try it on when my renewal comes through.
Yes i completely understand that they all try it. I've known a couple of people who have let their insurance renew year after year without ever looking. Absolutely mental, wasn't even in a position to not care about money either!
I didn't expect a bargain renewal, however i think putting the current insurance from £1,000 to £1,500 is a piss take! What warrants that? I was always being told by insurance companies that the M3 was a really bad car to insure due to thefts, write offs, high power RWD etc
As for it going from £1,000 to £1,500 from just a change of car and then further onto £1,735, that baffled me even more.
A WRX STi on comparison sites for me atm is coming in at around £600-700 fully comp with £350ish total excess.
I done a quote on my civic when i owned one & it came up as around £800 on my 2nd year. I was with Greenlight. I declared all my mods which were: Coilovers, Rep mugen wing, front & rear GP splitters, 19'' rages, HKS RSK, carbon bonnet & Milltek catback. The price after declaring them all? £800. Thats what we want!