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STEVE HUGHES has an 05 VW Polo 1.2 which has been written off in an accident. Steve bought the car nearly new from a dealer five months ago with a stack of extras, including 17in alloys, lowered suspension, bodykit, metallic paint, CD changer and air con. The new price of these bits totalled nearly pounds 4,000, so Steve was happy to pay over the odds at pounds 10,995. Steve, from Keighley, has been of fered pounds 7,000 to settle the claim, but can't understand how his 12,000-mile Polo has lost pounds 4,000 in 5 months. The insurance company has told him the extras are of no value. Steve doesn't agree and has rejected their offer. What should he do?
QUENTIN says: It's always a shrewd move to reject an insurance company's first offer, but I'm afraid that, on this occasion, they're right. Few extras add significant value, and only sat nav, air con and leather are worth getting out of bed for. If you don't have an agreed value policy, you're going to have to accept a reasonable bid that won't really take account of the add-ons. I reckon pounds 7,500 is nearer the mark. If you can get that, take it and move on.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Apr 16, 2006|
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