I dont know if anyone else's insurance quote has gone "weird" this year!?
I've been with direct line for 10 years with all different types of car for the family from fiestas through to bmw 7s and jag xj. They've always done the usual scam of new customers getting a great price and it being higher for renewals sigh but you know, it was never THAT bad. Perhaps 30-50 quid better as a new customer and the renewals were always within a few quid of other companies.
This year, I got my "your policy will renew if you do nothing" letter for £600. Now it's for a brand new jag so in and of itself I didn't think much about it until I tried compare the market and LOADS of quotes came in for 300! Fully half of my renewal quote! The cheapest being morethan at 274.
I asked directline who said they were unable to come anywhere close. I made sure the policy was exactly the same (or as close as possible) and even had other people try their car and everyone who was with directline was getting way better quotes from going elsewhere.
I don't really know what's happened with directline. I've always liked them (as much as one can like an insurance company) and they've always been good but this year they are completely out of sync with the others.
Or... have the others just dropped prices for men's car insurance as people said would happen with this new equality law stuff?