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Old 01-17-2012, 01:17 PM
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Default I H8 Thieves

Sigh....walked out this morning to see my 2010 Jetta TDI GONE...the Sherriff and I followed the footprints halfway around the neighborhood...the scumbags were looking for specific cars, and my Jetta fit the bill. We estimate it happened before 10 last night, and he said the car was likely halfway to Mexico already. Sigh. Now I get to deal with insurance, and I had kept it in such great shape and very low miles (under 9k) that I will likely get screwed on the payout.

Good news is Amber and I got engaged over the weekend.

And Uncle Ben, this is a completely different house and neighborhood from where your tow dolly was stolen! (FYI, will be buying you a replacement tow dolly....like I should have done when it was stolen in the first place...)


Anyway.....things can always get replaced, and my family is all ok, which is all that matters.


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Old 01-17-2012, 01:26 PM
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Wow...sorry to hear the bad news Timm... {edit} on the stolen car, not the engagement - congrats on that!!

It is one thing to have to deal with a break in but the whole car? Bastids...

I always thought newer cars had ignition lockout security and what not so you couldn't just hop in and steal them? Or did they drag it up onto a trailer?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:29 PM
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Ih8thieves2, but congrats on the engagement!
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Wow...sorry to hear the bad news Timm...

It is one thing to have to deal with a break in but the whole car? Bastids...

I always thought newer cars had ignition lockout security and what not so you couldn't just hop in and steal them? Or did they drag it up onto a trailer?
Not sure how they did it...footprints led up to my truck...they looked in the back, then walked around to the car....then tireprints led out of the neighborhood...

From what I hear there is a way to steal just about any car now...
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Not sure how they did it...footprints led up to my truck...they looked in the back, then walked around to the car....then tireprints led out of the neighborhood...

From what I hear there is a way to steal just about any car now...
Congrats on the good news, sorry for the bad news. You may get it back yet. It didn't have LoJac did it?
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Not sure how they did it...footprints led up to my truck...they looked in the back, then walked around to the car....then tireprints led out of the neighborhood...

From what I hear there is a way to steal just about any car now...
Read about KeeLoq sometime. It was cracked a few years ago, so basically anyone intelligent enough to run a cell phone (or hack network security) can figure out your car's remote code and the engine immobilizer. This is also true for code hopping garage door openers, BTW.
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nope no lojac or onstar or anything....but the next car will have it.....or actually I am probably done with new cars for awhile.....
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Default APRS for poor man's lo Jac

day-um. that's sucks. whenever I get anything stolen it's that violated feeling or that some 'bad-guy' was that close to the house, etc.

since you at least have your tech license - you can set up an inexpensive APRS to act as a lo budget lo-jac.

keep in mind, though.... there will be GPS pod on the car and an extra antenna. not so stealthy.
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odds are they got the door open somehow, chose your method.. and shift locked it into nutral and pushed it out of the driveway and down the street so it wasnt in front of your house.. then towed it onto a flat bed car hawler..

noone EVER looks at a car on a flatbed ! you just assume its going to the shop..

bummer on the car, congrats on the engagement
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Congrats on engagement! Bummer about car. Probably should have done separate threads.
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