- Grand California 680
My thread was partly insurance like you due to the change in classification on my Cali and like you 5 long calls later I eventually found suitable insurance so now you now appreciate the stressful situation we have been put in due to reclassification.Yes. My comments stand.
Your thread was about bringing pressure to bear on the DVLA to change the California's V5 - Body Type back.
I'm not interested in how the DVLA wants to classify the California's body type. As long as I can continue to use it in the manner that I have always done, they can call it a Flying Saucer for all I care.
Any issues thrown up by insurance companies are usually to suit their own purposes i.e £££. If there are any issues, then I suspect they may try to cite a change of perceived risk involved in owning an MPV as the reason. If they do then that would be codswallop. Anyone like me, who has owned a pre MPV Cali and now owns a MY19 MPV California will not have changed the way they use it just because the DVLA have changed the body type classification. Of course, there may be other reasons but none have come to light so far.
It is also worth noting that of the five insurance providers that I contacted only the Caravan and Motorhome Club's broker (Devitt) said they wouldn't insure an MPV........and even they caved in when challenged. The rest didn't mention the MPV thing at all. All offered cover of some degree or other.
My thread was intended to show two things:
1. The best way for an insurance provider to treat a loyal customer in order to ensure they go elsewhere and
2. Just how difficult it is to get the right cover at a reasonable cost.
Maybe you may not now be so dismissive as you were in you original comments.