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cmeisenzahl
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Aug 8, 2011, 12:27 PM
 
Getting ready to switch from Allstate for home and auto, their rates continue to climb for us. I've gotten very favorable quotes, significant savings, from both Progressive and Erie Insurance.

I like the idea of Progressive as they're huge and have a large presence. I like the idea of Erie as they have an agent right in our town.

Soooo ...

Anyone have any really good or bad things to say about any of these agencies?

I just called Allstate and gave them an opportunity to match the rates, they should have a quote for me by EOD.

Thanks!
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Aug 8, 2011, 01:21 PM
 
I use Progressive for car and motorcycle insurance, no complaints, but I've never had any type of accident so I've never really had to work with them. They do not look back into your driving history as far as Geico does, Geico was going to cost me about twice as much because they would count a couple of moving violations my wife had four or five years ago.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 01:29 PM
 
Flo is hawt.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 01:31 PM
 
Progressive was cheap for my cheap car, but I dumped them for Geico ($50/mo savings) when I got a better car. Who I then dumped for State Farm for another $50/mo savings.

I don't see an in-town agent as a positive.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 02:45 PM
 
Dumped Geico for Progressive and saved $400 a year. Fortunately, haven't had to use them for anything yet. Customer service has been good, overall.
     
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Aug 8, 2011, 03:56 PM
 
Very satisfied with Progressive. I had one claim last year (someone backed into me van in a high school parking lot) and they did all of the communication with the other guy's insurance company, collected the deductible from them for me, and did a great repair job with manufacturer's OEM replacement parts.

And then they lowered my premiums!!!

They are about 20% lower than anywhere else I got premium quotes from.
     
cmeisenzahl  (op)
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Aug 8, 2011, 03:57 PM
 
Great info, thanks, all!
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 11:52 AM
 
I've been using Erie Insurance since 1996 and have had only great experience. Even though I've moved 4 hours away from my agent, I kept the same agent because no one could come close to the cost (auto, but have since added home), including a discounted rate through my employer (last time I checked, anyway).
     
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Aug 19, 2011, 06:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Flo is hawt.
Ugh. Not my type.

I'm happy with GEICO for now. For me GEICO was the cheapest major name insurer by far.

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Aug 19, 2011, 09:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Ugh. Not my type.

I'm happy with GEICO for now.
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