I personally think adrain flux sucks. I have never for any off my cars had a good quote. Just my opinion though. I can see your friend gettin insured for that much on tpf&t. Not on full comp. Maybe though..
before i bought an let to put in corsa i thought id try and get some quotes ,got one from hic for 670 fc with all mods and like for like.was 850 with tesco with xe in.mind you i am 38 and my postcodes not a good one.so 670 is good enough for me.
My postcode sucks too although my car sits directly under a lamp post with alarm/immob. The dog barks if someone farts outside! I'm gonna be payin 1100 odds for the cally and its only lowered and will be on 17's. but i'm only 19 atm with no ncb. Two years experience though.
My insurance company told me that they have rated my 91 nova c20xe all susp + brake upgrades everythin declared a group 10?!? seems strange as the cars this engine normally come out of ie (astra gte, pre 93 cally 16v etc) are a group 13, obviously its a hell of a lot quicker being a much lighter car. So you would of thort it would of bin a higher group? different insurance companies have different systems to price insurance quotes, shop around and see what you find.