The idiosyncrasies of buying a 'rare' vehicle!

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11 Dec 2020 06:29 #1 by Cuppa
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I am buying & collecting our OKA next Monday. :)

As mentioned in a previous post, many insurance companies had never heard of an OKA

My insurance company, Club 4x4, based the premium on a 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE 9AGT 4D Coupe BTDFI TV6 4Matic 292 MY17.7 (Whatever that might be!) , because although they are aware of OKA's, OKA does not show up as a vehicle make on their computers.

Today we wanted to make the OKA the 'nominated vehicle' for our RACV roadside assistance. Again OKA was non existent on their computer systems so it has been 'approximated' (& will require explanation at the time if the service is required) as a 1995 Iveco Eurotech!

I'm sure others must have experienced similar?

I wonder if we as a group, together with support from Dean at OKA All Terrain Vehicles WA, might be able to somehow lobby for OKA to become a recognised brand on these computerised lists of vehicle manufacturers that insurance & motoring organisations use? Or is there an overriding preference to put up with the hassle in order to maintain the quirky nature of the beasts?

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12 Dec 2020 12:15 #2 by Holmz
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Or call Shannons....

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12 Dec 2020 16:41 #3 by Dean and Kaye Howells
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Or contact Ken Tame Insurance Brokers who specialise in campers and motor homes in conjunction with CMCA.

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12 Dec 2020 16:55 #4 by Cuppa
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Ummmm, ta, but I think you've both missed the point. I'm happy with the insurance I've taken out & the premium was significantly better than expected at around 60% of what Ken Tame quoted me.

The point was about the computer lists of vehicle brands that companies & motoring organisations use not having OKA included on them.

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13 Dec 2020 09:52 #5 by Holmz
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Cuppa wrote: Ummmm, ta, but I think you've both missed the point. I'm happy with the insurance I've taken out & the premium was significantly better than expected at around 60% of what Ken Tame quoted me.

The point was about the computer lists of vehicle brands that companies & motoring organisations use not having OKA included on them.


OK these s/w things are generally from a handful of plugins.
So you need to figure out whether they are a Python or Java code, and get the people that provide that (generally open source code) to add in OKA.

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13 Dec 2020 10:15 - 13 Dec 2020 10:16 #6 by Cuppa
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Hmmmmm ok, so I guess most likely multiple open sources makes my wishful thinking unrealistic.
Ah well, if that's the way the cookie crumbles, t'was just a (slightly frustrated ) thought, small fry in the scheme of things. :whistle:
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13 Dec 2020 13:52 - 13 Dec 2020 14:01 #7 by Holmz
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Cuppa wrote: Hmmmmm ok, so I guess most likely multiple open sources makes my wishful thinking unrealistic.
Ah well, if that's the way the cookie crumbles, t'was just a (slightly frustrated ) thought, small fry in the scheme of things. :whistle:


It's more good news than what you suggest... as it means that fix the couple of s/w plugins or python imports and they all will show OKA then.
You just have to find out who does them and go directly to those people.
If each place wrote their own you would have to change everyone... but i doubt it is that way.


Start here: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_car_brands
Add in OKA, and then there are few other places which s/w developers might pull brands from.
Hit those and it should maybe flow outwards?

Then get onto GitHub or Stackoverflow to noodle it out with questions for developers :
E.g. github.com/ajaymache/data-analysis-using-python
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13 Dec 2020 14:21 #8 by Cuppa
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Thanks Holmz, but that stuff goes way over my head. I managed to get into the Wikipedia editing page but couldn't even see how to add anything. A few lines at the top & a blank page under. Needs someone with more knowledge of such things than I have. (ie. zero)

As for the Github page, it obviously has meaning to those who understand it, but 't'was all gobbledygook to me unfortunately.

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