Holy shit! Looking for insurance for the car I intend to purchase (2004ish Alfa 156 JTS/D), and due to my status as a recent arrival am being quoted £4-9k! For 3rd-party!

My post-code isn't the greatest, and they don't take my NZ record in to consideration. I have a UK licence and passport, but as I've only been here 18 months they think I'm a risk. May have to get creative on some of the forms...

2004 Alfa Romeo 156