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Old 30th May 2014, 11:37 AM   #21 (permalink)
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luckly i have a landrover defender that i can drive in the mean time, i dont think ill want it back now.
However if it has been in a lockup untouched with no more miles on it i would want it back but im just hoping ill get a decent insurance pay out and the police catch the scum that stole it
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Old 30th May 2014, 11:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Where were you when this happened?
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Old 30th May 2014, 11:52 AM   #23 (permalink)
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In bed asleep upstairs.
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Old 30th May 2014, 11:55 AM   #24 (permalink)
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they took the keys and the card?
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Old 30th May 2014, 11:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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they took the keys and the card?
Yes as they were both in my girlfriends handbag, as you know everything goes in a womans handbag.. the theives have emptied the contents, makeup and shit went one way and the key and fob with them
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Old 30th May 2014, 11:58 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Yes, I failed to mention the fob was taken along with the key as they were unfortunatley both in my girlfriends handbag, the fob in a zip pocket..
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Old 30th May 2014, 12:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Well If mine was taken and it got recovered un-scathed, I would certainly want it back, its tuned to how i like it, and I've spent good £££ tweaking it to how i like it...

plus no having to wait for months for insurance claims, whilst driving a crap courtesy car.
I see ur point mate but still my personal opinion fella. Thing is, the car may look fine but the damage waiting for say the gearbox or diff to go pop later coz is was ragged to [email protected] by some pr@ck could be lurking underneath. Meaning you get a lovely big bill later on. Love my motor and feel attached but it's just metal and easily replaced ; ) the switched on cookies on here get their upgrades covered just in case ; )
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Old 30th May 2014, 12:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I see ur point mate but still my personal opinion fella. Thing is, the car may look fine but the damage waiting for say the gearbox or diff to go pop later coz is was ragged to [email protected] by some pr@ck could be lurking underneath. Meaning you get a lovely big bill later on. Love my motor and feel attached but it's just metal and easily replaced ; ) the switched on cookies on here get their upgrades covered just in case ; )
you forget the beating our cars can take and how they lap it up, and how a lot of R35's take it daily on a track and lap it up.. also the car protects itself via ECU (redline etc) as is... and if they got 10 miles down the road and it was recovered un-marked... Id still be happy having it back.. Yes they are metal and can be replaced, its just the hassle of finding another/replacing/insurance payout time then remodding time and the ££ to remod... Vs Police knock on the door 'Hey Mr.Smith, we have recovered your car, no damage luckily, we found the keys and fob with the car, here's the keys Sir'

either way its personal perspective bud.. some would like them back / some wouldn't totally upto the owner.
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Some of the valeting modes seem quite easy to turn on & off so maybe one of the best engine / gearbox protection tools in the case of theft is to use that? Even if it doesn't stop the car getting stolen itself, if they cannot go faster than 10 mph or 1200 rpm they will soon ditch the car (probably torch it though unfortunately) and at least that way if you do get it back at least it will not have had any mechanical damage done.

Doesn't stop them putting it on a low-loader of course but it would have helped somewhat with the OP's case.

Other trackers have anti-hijack tools added but these can create problems if they car is actually stolen as they are illegal. Knowing this country, you'd probably end up in more trouble than the thieves ...

OP, if the fuzz find the car and you get offered it back, couldn't you get the ECU read to determine how it has been driven and see if you want it back after that? Or is it more to do with the violation of having some thieving C*** taking and driving your car?
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you forget the beating our cars can take and how they lap it up,
I think that you taking your car and beating it up is very different to someone else doing it though - especially if they have no permission & absolutely no concern for the car whatsoever ...
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people don't steal cars to joy ride anymore. It'll have been stolen to order or export or as a getaway car. If it's the latter, I wouldn't want it back.

I'll never forget the insurance guy who told me I wouldn't get a discount for having a tracker as it "just told us what field it was burning in" lol
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[QUOTE=Evo9lution;2832193]Some of the valeting modes seem quite easy to turn on & off so maybe one of the best engine / gearbox protection tools in the case of theft is to use that?

can you explain this valeting mode futher, how does it work?

and with regards to wanting it back i think it is to do with the face someone without concern for the car has been driving it, recklessly or not

its more than likley i wont get it back, thinking its been stolen to order and broken for spares
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can you explain this valeting mode futher, how does it work?
I think that they differ in operation depending on whether your car is standard or running an after market ECU or software but basically, it's a mode that can be enabled to prevent the car running above a pre-defined rev limit which you can activate when you take the car to a garage or, as the name suggests, for a valet. There's no reason why you cannot use that everyday as an added security feature but all it really does is prevent a thief from driving the car hard and not from stealing it in the first place.
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it was running on the standard software, but ive never come accross that feature when looking through the system. interesting which i had know it would make a helpful security feature when leaving it for example in a carpark when its not visable
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I think that you taking your car and beating it up is very different to someone else doing it though - especially if they have no permission & absolutely no concern for the car whatsoever ...
What i am saying is, is that the car can take being driven hard and 10 minutes of some scumbag zooming down the road, shouldnt upset the internals.

talking from a mechanical point of view.
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This tread is a bit strange.
I have only had my car 6 weeks now and cobra have contacted me 4 times now.
Twice when the black fob thing was in my pocket but so was my phone
So the signal was being blocked. By my phone.
And twice tonight when I disconnected the battery and then when I reconnected it. To fit the anti bonnet counter things.
So I think I can say my tracker is working.
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took my car out last sunday and forgot my tracker didn't even get 1 mile and my phone rang cobra ringing for authorisation of vehicle moving with no tracker fob connected.
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This tread is a bit strange.
I have only had my car 6 weeks now and cobra have contacted me 4 times now.
Twice when the black fob thing was in my pocket but so was my phone
So the signal was being blocked. By my phone.
And twice tonight when I disconnected the battery and then when I reconnected it. To fit the anti bonnet counter things.
So I think I can say my tracker is working.
I keep my keys and fob in different locations, as per the manual and it works so far.. Yes when I changed my battery recently for a yellow top optima I received the call as well, haven't heard of a mobile phone blocking the fob signal tho, as when I first had the car, I had the fob/phone in the same pocket and it still worked, but now I have them SEPARATE as cobra advise, for obvious reasons ( car jacking, stolen keys from home etc ).
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I once had my Evo on the back of a low loader when clutch went I was in cab with driver cobra phoned within minutes to say the car was moving with no ignition so unless the fob was in car can't see how this happened if the fob was nowhere near the car I would take this up with cobra

When I bought the car the guy had the fob on the key "otherwise the car won't start" didn't have the heart to tell him C**K
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