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      02-23-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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insurance company recommendations?

Does anyone have recommendation as to auto insurers in MA? I had Amica when I lived there last, but if anyone has anything good or bad to say about a company and/or prices, I would love to here it.

Amica seemed good, maybe a bit expensive, and I never had to use the insurance besides for windshield replacement.

Also, anyone care to recommend a car for under $10k that must have 4 doors... other aspects are somewhat negotiable. Preferably reliable, not exorbitant repair costs, and not a bore to drive. Some options I have thought of:
- Lexus IS300
- Saab 9-2x
- Mazda 3 5-door
- Subaru legacy
- older A4
- old G35/G35x
- older Saab 9-3/9-5
- older Volvo S60

Any opinions?

It's not my ideal car situation, but we may be looking to buy a house in a year or two, and not having any debt may be beneficial for the loan terms.
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I have had progressive for the past 4 years. I can't find anyone cheaper at the moment and good service.
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Thanks. I looked a progressive several years ago and thought they were priced well, at least until they were going to ding me for windshield comprehensive claims that I had made with Amica. Then it wasn't worth the effort to switch.

I will definitely check them out this time around.
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bmw cca members get a discount from.....some major provider whose name i forget. but it's on the club website. prob worth checking out
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I've had Amica for years, for both the cars and homeowners. Excellent service, and unlike some of the "cheap" companies with reptilian mascots, they won't drop you like a hot potato if you have an accident. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

As for a 4-door car, one of my favs is the first-gen Acura TSX
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I've had Amica for years, for both the cars and homeowners. Excellent service, and unlike some of the "cheap" companies with reptilian mascots, they won't drop you like a hot potato if you have an accident. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

As for a 4-door car, one of my favs is the first-gen Acura TSX
Thanks for the advice. I like the TSX as well, before the beak anyway, especially with the manual. I will check it out as well.
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Liberty Mutual. I have them, they're pretty decent.
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Progressive is good but just make sure you demand OEM parts if and when you have to file a claim with them. They love telling body shops to use aftermarket alternatives.

Also heard great things about AAA.
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Thanks for the recommendations guys.

Now, any more car recommendations? At this point, our car will be a hand-me-down '92 Subaru Legacy wagon. The only fun thing about this car will be the ability to embarrass friends when we come over and park it outside their house...
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That would be awesome. After it's served its purpose, maybe it will be re-purposed to that... except it would probably require 10x the cars value to get ti rally-ready. Any idea of where you can do rally versions of auto-x?
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