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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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I tried the Drivewise with AllState, it only took me a couple weeks to realize what a mistake that was! It dings you every time you go over 80 mph too. On the interstate, that happens often! I even tried pulling the module everytime I entered the interstate, well they see that too and send you a nasty gram! Bye Bye DriveWise!

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Old 01-11-2019, 01:37 PM
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Not something that is ever going in my car...
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:05 PM
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With all the nanny state monitoring that is being accomplished in daily life, I have NO DESIRE to invite more into my car...
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I will never use these devices on any of my cars.

I also turn on rev match as soon as the car starts!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:14 PM
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I use rev match about half the time. At Spring Mountain, I used it on the track and it was great.
At lease no insurance company can ride with me in my ‘67!!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:15 PM
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I would never opt in to these insurance monitoring plans either. That being said I don’t understand what Rev Match would have to do with anything regarding their monitoring process.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by golden2husky View Post
After getting a $4,000/year insurance bill from Geico to insure three cars, I gave Liberty Mutual a try. Slightly better coverage for $1,800/year. Being greedy I then opted into the 3-month monitoring devices for two of the cars (the third one is older than OBDII). I figured the Vette was in its winter slumber and my wife does not drive much. I have a car provided by work so 98% of my driving was in that. I figured I would easily get close to the 30% discount. So one day I took the Vette out for some exercise. I drove very carefully to keep the monitor happy but did use Rev Match a number of times. When I checked my computer for the driving record, I had a bunch of "excessive acceleration" events recorded. It seems the device records all quick throttle inputs regardless of the fact that the computer made them. A call to Liberty did nothing to remove the "events" other than the advice to not use rev match.

Just a heads up for the Vette community. And think twice about the monitoring program. Leaving the privacy issues aside, the system is extremely sensitive. What we would all consider normal braking is often logged as excessive. If you had to commute in traffic, your discount would disappear in a week.
Thanks for the heads up!

I'm about to enter in to a similar deal with one of the other brand lines that my Nationwide insurance agent can write for my vehicles. .

Here's the difference of what my agent verbally
quoted; the potential discount is permanent on what your 3 to 4 month OBD test period results in. Discount up to -40%.

​​​​​​​I'm going to need to learn a little more about this.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:34 PM
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Driving the OBD monitored vehicle between the hours of 12 Midnight and 5 a.m., and "hard braking" events count against your discount - with my carrier.
.I would/am only interested in getting the permanent discount going forward if I submit to the 3 to 4 month OBD, monitoring my vehicles.
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Originally Posted by FLEXjs View Post
No way in hell would I ever put an insurance company monitor on my car no matter how much I thought it might save me.

Nothing good can come of that.
You would if it would save you $2,000.00 or more+++ a year.
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Sidebar, way to save a ton of money by switching FROM geico. I switched years ago to Travelers and got a pretty steep discount aswell
AND I would never used Geico as they have supplied Radar Guns to police departments (for free) and I doubt the safety of their customers
was the primary reason (catch them speeding, raise their rates, nice) Have not had any claims with Travelers but they came highly recommended by our agent, I shopped
around as well to compare; standard deductions for my '14 Vette, Wife's '13 Prius (home owners as well for bundle discount) and it's 139/month for the two cars here in Western
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Indeed, don't sell your privacy for short change; we do that enough already online... Besides, why would you even drive a Corvette, if you'll need to drive within the confines of a Corolla : ))
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
You would if it would save you $2,000.00 or more+++ a year.
Nope. Not me. I am just fine with what I pay.

2000 a year to be monitored, which at best would just keep me from getting the discount in the first place, and at worst get me dropped.... not worth it.

It's not like I drive crazy, but on the few times that I drive spirited enough, the monitoring device would ding me too much and I would save nothing.
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Originally Posted by Marcho Polo View Post
Nope. Not me. I am just fine with what I pay.

2000 a year to be monitored, which at best would just keep me from getting the discount in the first place, and at worst get me dropped.... not worth it.

It's not like I drive crazy, but on the few times that I drive spirited enough, the monitoring device would ding me too much and I would save nothing.
Add $2,000.00+ to what you're paying now..... You'd be 1st in line there. Read the posts.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Add $2,000.00+ to what you're paying now..... You'd be 1st in line there. Read the posts.
I have a hard enough time getting someone to insure both my C7 and my Ferrari at the same time that I'm not rocking the boat for $2K.
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
You would if it would save you $2,000.00 or more+++ a year.
Actually I would not.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:42 PM
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This brings up the conversation about disabling the onstar completely. No GPS, no OBD2 record.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:59 PM
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Sorry its not for me. Never was and never will
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Originally Posted by X25 View Post
Indeed, don't sell your privacy for short change; we do that enough already online... Besides, why would you even drive a Corvette, if you'll need to drive within the confines of a Corolla : ))
Plenty of Corvette owners already do this.
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I don't believe that having these monitors on your car has anything to do with saving you money.
It has more to do with increasing the insurance company's profits, simple as that.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:03 PM
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Of course, once enough number of people surrender their freedom, those who didn't will be charged a lot more, citing "rising risk" when your car is not equipped with these babysitters. I'd never put such a device to any of my cars, regardless of how I drive.
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