Holy Car Insurance - My Other Ride's a Batmobile! The Dark Knight is Uninsured, Says Confused.com

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Batman gets pretty angry when people break the law, so imagine the guilt he feels every time he ventures out in his Batmobile knowing full well that it's uninsured.

Billionaire Bruce Wayne could no doubt afford any car insurance premium for his trusty Batmobile, but as we all know, the rich get rich by never paying over the odds - so the savvy Mr Wayne would no doubt turn to a car insurance comparison site.

When applying for car insurance it's unlikely that he would actually find 'Batmobile' in the 'choose make of car' dropdown, nor could he enter a Gotham City postcode - but car insurance aggregators Confused.com took up the challenge:

Bat Quote Details

The real Batmobile is powered by a 5.7 litre V8 lump of Detroit's finest, and the most common car in the UK to be powered by one of those is a Chrysler 300c - so quotes were based on that before pimping it up in the 'any modifications?' section to make it a bit more Batmobile-ish.

Modifications

  •     Body kit (non standard of course)
  •     Exterior decorative changes (er, yes)
  •     Interior changes
  •     Tinted windows > 30%
  •     Roll cage/Roll bars
  •     Supercharger (for outrunning cops/catching crooks)

Note: unfortunately there were no modification tick boxes for 'machine guns', 'rocket launchers' or 'armour plating'. If there were, Confused.com would have ticked them.

For Batman's home address, Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire was entered as this was the actual shooting location for Wayne Manor in the latest Batman movies.

Batman actor Christian Bale's date of birth was used, the car was classed as 'garaged' (well, the Batcave's a sort of garage!) and it was rated very highly for in-car security. Furthermore, Bruce Wayne's job was given as 'Chairman' (he's the boss of Wayne Industries), and he was cheekily given five years' No Claims Bonus as Batman never hangs around after a fender bender to exchange insurance details or wait for the police.

So, in the spirit of fun, here's Batman's cheapest fully-comp Batmobile car insurance quote:
Cheapest Quote Returned

ASDA Car Insurance        -     £1333.01*

Batman would doubtless be flapping his cape in joy and doing a merry rooftop dance at the above car insurance price.

*Quote retrieved August 2008. Quoted for: excess £500; no offences or accidents in last 5 years; 5 years NCB. Data provided by Confused.com.

About Confused.com:

Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it dominates the car insurance aggregator market and generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.

Confused.com has 62 motor insurance partners, and customers can save up to on average £208. It also has a panel of 43 for home insurance, and customers who use Confused.com for home insurance can expect to save up to £193.

Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.

Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.

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