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WayneoA2

Member
Very vice words from @Jeetesh to my opinion.

Have a house a mile from a small city centre. There are 5x A2 s in my courtyard and one A6 4F2. I never lock any of them and my wallet is safely located in the console of one of them.
There is a silent surveillance system with audio that is 9 years old now.

The most describing situation I have noticed until now is this one:
One night, the movement sensor starts the video recording when 3x male and 1x female are passing into my gate. I can hear they are discussing; "what kind of cars are they.... aaahhhh thats the one with no bonnet, I have read about it.... very expensive , look at the grill... strange... no air will pass through there.... hhhmmmm....strange.... this one seems to have only 4 seats.... strange... "

They discussed the cars in the dark, well drunk... without making as much as a minor scratch, it was around 4 AM and they continued to search for their bed...

I feel very lucky to live in an area with minor issues with theft and vandalism.
If I should get up of my bed two times every night to check if any ar stepping on my land... I would be stressed and have very reduced life quality.

@WayneoA2 - it depends on who you are, and how you want live. Only you or those close to you can know whats best for you... 👍

Cheers
dieselfan
Birmingham has got very on top lately regards car theft etc and it's just another part of me when I had subaru legacy turbos going back to 1997 .. . They were all very high on the theft list so mine was locked up like fort Knox. Disklok , pedal lock, and a full Clifford etc .. it's going to be a car I keep for a few years so I like to make the tea leaves think it's not worth the bother and move on to something else ..
 

Howey

Member
The old skool steering wheel/disc lock has to be the way to go, with key decoders and how easy it is to swap the ecu for a immo off version make anything else a waste of time and money IMHO
 

Alan_uk

A2OC Donor
I have a tracker fitted to my Macan, it costs £200 per year to subscribe and it saves £30 on insurance. Needless to say I never bothered subscribing once it ran out.
Ian
When I bought my A2 in 2005 it had a tracker installed so I paid the one-off fee to transfer it for my total ownership. I read in the handbook that insurance companies will give a discount. So I rang the insurance company and they said No Discount for an A2, only if you had an car like a merc, top end audi etc. So that was a waste of money!

Whether the tracker still works or not I don't know - probably not.
 

WayneoA2

Member
Ah, you bought the Norwich one! Hope your trip goes ok. Any other time, I'd have suggested saying hello and grabbing a coffee!
my mate booked my train ticket for wednesday by mistake so wednesday it is .. will be in Norwich about 1615 to meet Nick and do the deal so dare say i will be free after or it might be a bit late for you ?
 

Teresa

Social Secretary
my mate booked my train ticket for wednesday by mistake so wednesday it is .. will be in Norwich about 1615 to meet Nick and do the deal so dare say i will be free after or it might be a bit late for you ?
I think I may be stuck in my spare room on work video calls I'm afraid, but will check and message you. Have a safe trip
 

Pinkythelabrat

A2OC Donor
I had a turquoise Honda Civic lsi as my first real car. I used to park next to an 80s Porsche in the belief that anyone with sense would steal the much more desirable and powerful car which can be nicked with a pocket knife. I also had a steering wheel lock fitted.

My car got stolen by joyriders and was involved in a petrol station drive off and a crash (which the thieves ran away from).

Moral - the world is full of idiots and never assume common sense or logic will prevail.

I had to steal the Porsche to get to work the next day...


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