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All the Good puns have been taken already. Curses.

AdvantagesCheap, fast, easy

DisadvantagesRealistically, none.

"...personal websites, I stumbled onto Elephant.co.uk , utterly depressed about the incredibly high cost of driving. I began entering my car's details for the five billionth time waiting to be told they would require both my legs, my right arm and a down payment of £1000 for my pile of rust on wheels. And then something strange happened. IT WAS CHEAP!!! Bloody cheap in fact! Elephant managed to quote me a whole £200 less than the next best insurer. ..." Read review
14.05.2008

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Community Level 6angeelu

angeelu

Take An Elephant Ride - It Saved Me £800! Diamond review

AdvantagesEasy online quote process, good customer service, comprehensive cover

DisadvantagesSometimes can't get a quote online which means having to make a phone call.

"...minutes. I would highly recommend trying Elephant.co.uk for a quote next time your renewal is due - you might not be as fortunate as me in saving so much money, but it's worth a try! For me, the fact they are just one of two insurance companies prepared to quote for the vehicle I drive that also goes in their favour - at least they're willing to offer a quote rather than shying away like other companies did. Incidentally, you can also get quotes ..." Read review
24.10.2004

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A herd of idiots

AdvantagesCheap policies

Disadvantagespoor, poor service

"Three months ago I was involved in a car accident that was absolutely no fault of my own, and as if that wasn’t stressful enough, the handling of the situation by my car insurance company: Elephant.co.uk, has been nothing short of a living nightmare. I would not usually write a review of something having had one bad experience, as my experience has been a catalogue of disasters over a period of time on their behalf, I feel as though my story is worth ..." Read review
02.04.2010

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Community Level 5smileybabe

smileybabe

Pack your trunk and all aboard the elephant

AdvantagesAre the cheapest we could find.

DisadvantagesI'll let you know when I find one!!

"...details in, I clicked onto elephant.co.uk to see if they could quote us cheaper. The site was great, really easy to navigate and they hold your quote for you so that when you want to log on again, your quote will automatically appear. The site itself has a lot of questions for you to answer but at the end of the day at least they make it harder for people to fob them off with a fraudulent claim. After all you have to type in all your details and ..." Read review
06.02.2004

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Community Level 3PaulL_UK

PaulL_UK

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AdvantagesNA

DisadvantagesNA

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14.04.2004

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Community Level 2pepper8823

pepper8823

Cheesy advert, but very good service.

AdvantagesQuick, easy and above all cheap!

DisadvantagesSome people may not feel comfortable using an internet insurer

"...of the website..... The site for elephant.co.uk is bright yellow, but not blindingly bright, so it's nice to look at. There aren't loads of symbols for your computer to download, just simple HTML text and a picture of Trunkie the elephant. What is Elephant.co.uk all about....? Elephant is very simply an internet insurer. They don't do loans or try to push other products like many insurer's do. You may have noticed that a lot of big insurer's, ..." Read review
14.02.2005

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Not bad but not great

AdvantagesCompetitive prices, offers different 'modules'/cover options

DisadvantagesCan take a while to work through a claim if my experience is anything to go by!

"Okay I have to admit that I don't know a great deal about the company and I only have limited experience with them but I thought it may still be worth me explaining my experiences with them, having used them for my car insurance for the last year. To start with, I (finally! don't even ask lol) passed the driving test almost a year to this day, back on October 18th 2006. Now I was previously insured as a named driver on my dads insurance policy ..." Read review
19.10.2007

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Community Level 5amyloop

amyloop

Elephant Car insurance

Advantages Low Deposit and good prices

DisadvantagesOften you need to call them

"When it comes to car insurance, some insurers advertise themselves as cheap on television and then when you actually recieve an online quote, their prices are beyond ridiculous. I find that the most expensive companies are the ones with the most television adverts and supermarket car insurance. But then again i am a young driver. This makes it impossible for me to find insurance under around a thousand pound, i literally spent months getting ..." Read review
09.02.2007

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Community Level 5ia_young

ia_young

Elephants never forst a good QUOTE...

Advantagescheap insurance

Disadvantagesnone that I know of

"Elephant.co.uk is the first, as far as I can tell, truly Internet only insurance company (run by the Admiral Group). This should be good for customers, as they will have fewer costs, so will be able to offer cheaper car insurance. Much like Internet banks can offer their customers a higher rate of interest. I haven't actually got my insurance with them but I was investigating the option of doing so as it would be great to get cheaper car insurance! ~~Site ..." Read review
18.04.2001

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Community Level 6drewboy

drewboy

THE cheapest you will find bar none.

AdvantagesEasy and VERY cheap with quality cover, go there 1st.

Disadvantagesnone that I know of

"Had to renew my car insurance this month and since this will be the first time i have had to shop around (have bought new cars each year just to get free insurance) I did a lot of research into the best and cheapest quality around. My first quote was actually elephant and it was and so didnt know if if was any good. However, once I started phoning around I found that it was cheaper by at LEAST £400 with the biggest difference being about £800!!! ..." Read review
11.05.2004

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Community Level 1fcampbell

fcampbell

You get what you give!

AdvantagesCustomer service, cheap prices

DisadvantagesSudden change in costs

"My first encounter with Elephant came when I moved to London and was quoted over £1000 by another company to insure a 15 year old VW Polo for a year. I heard about Elephant through a friend, and gae them a try. I immediately had a quote of £680 for a ten month bonus accumulator policy. This is one of Elephant's special deals - you pay a premium for ten months, but they will give you a full year's no-claims discount at the end of that term. The equivalent ..." Read review
22.05.2007

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Community Level 1Mikebabs1

Mikebabs1

Elephantastic

AdvantagesExcellent premiums, brilliant service, fast online quote

DisadvantagesUnreliable website, premium rate call centre

"Having read the other opinion on elephant.co.uk, i felt compelled to offer my opinion. My insurance on my car was up for renewal this month, and so i did the same thing i do every year, i got literally dozens of online quotes from all the insurance companies online, and guess who came out best?! Yep, elephant were the cheapest quote by a long way. They beat the next nearest by about 80 quid, and this was Bell Direct (of which they and elephant ..." Read review
22.11.2000

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Community Level 2GazzaR

GazzaR

Who'd forget a quote like that

Advantagesthe price, The Price, THE PRICE!!!!

DisadvantagesMy first quote took ages - looks like problem solved now though

"...saw a TV ad for Elephant.co.uk and decided to give them a shot, just to amuse myself really. At first I wasn't impressed - the quote which I was lead to believe would take 24 hours actually took more like 3 weeks. But I suppose that's understandable for a new internet company just setting up. Then when I actually read the quote, I couldn't believe it - they'd undercut the AA price by £180!!! Thinking this may be wrong, I sent off for quotes for my ..." Read review
12.04.2001

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Community Level 1MrOptimistic

MrOptimistic

You only find out how bad they are later

AdvantagesSupposed low prices, but it's relative low price low service

DisadvantagesComplete disregard for customer, lack of communication, never call you back when promised

"My personal advice to anyone would be DO NOT BUY INSURANCE FROM ELEPHANT.CO.UK. A drunken man travelling just short of the speed of sound crashed into my car at 2am one Sunday morning around 10 weeks ago, the police attended and the man was taken away in an ambulance. He will be charged with drink driving, no insurance and dangerous driving. I was asleep and my car parked legally on the road. As a result of the accident my car had only 3 wheels attached ..." Read review
09.01.2008

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Community Level 12kadmin

2kadmin

Don't forget the interest!!

AdvantagesCan Be Cheaper, Take company car no claims into account

DisadvantagesPolicy alteration charges, APR!!!!!

"...my policy. I decided to try Elephant.co.uk because I'd seen the TV ad. I needed a low deposit pay month scheme, and an insurer that took company car experience into account. Elephant seem to provide me with just that. I checked the out for a quick quote before I purchased the vehicle and the quote was amazingly cheap. Result! I trotted off to the garage and did the deal on my new pride and joy. I then attempted to take the policy online and ..." Read review
22.03.2006

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