Well, my fiancee finaly got herself a new (well used, but new to her) car; a '95 VW Jetta III GLS. It's a pretty nice car over all, but the problems came in when we tried to get her insurance up on it.
You see, she had her previous car stolen last year and State Farm had suspended her insurance until she could get another car. Unfortunatly she was unable to find a car she wanted for the money she had until recently and we hit the end of the maximum suspension period for a State Farm policy. They informed her that she had to cancel her policy and she did so.
Jump forward a few months to yesterday; she took ownership of the car on Monday afternoon, after our State Farm office had closed. I called the agent on Tuesday morning and the earliest we could get an appointment was early afternoon on Wednesday (yesterday). So when we show up on Wednesday afternoon we get a suprize. They tell us that she can't get insurance with them since she doesn't have any insurance right now on the car she just bought. After some arguing it turns out that the only way she could have gotten her insurance back up on this car was if we had came in the same day she took ownership of the car, which was impossible because they had closed already. So basically it boils down to a Chicken & Egg problem, she can't get insurance unless she already has insurance.
So now we are calling all around getting quotes on insurance from other firms and not liking the prices we are getting. We have other insurance pollicies with State Farm (renter's insurance for one) and so we get a discount for that, also she had a perfect record with her previous car, save for the whole theft thing. So over all the price we were going to get from them wasnt all that bad. So far all the quotes we are getting range from workable to just bad. Well so much for that I guess, she needs insurance and so we are going to have to find a company that can make us a workable deal and has a reputation that doesn't scare us.
Moral of this story: car insurance sucks!
P.S. WTF is with /. not allowing the use of HTML entities? All I want is a god damn rsquo and friends.