My experience this year was just the opposite with LV. Last year I paid them £650 for my C5. This year they quoted £888. And another £400 for my Saxo. I went onto GoCompare and found loads of cheaper quotes for the C5 but I like LV - mainly for the 4 months fully comp EU cover they give me. However on GoCompare they quoted £650 for the C5 so I rang LV and told them I would cancel my policy and take out a new one with them, through GoC. The girl immediately told me not to bother. She'd renew for me at the GoCompare price.
I also asked about renewal for the Saxo with my grandson added as a learner driver. They wouldn't give me a quote so I found another company on GoC with a premium of £325.