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shysta3369
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Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#866175 (Re: MapOfTaziFoSho) 03/04/05 12:52 PM

that IN thingworks in some places, my friend did that with a mazda3 but didn't get far

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SVTspazz
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Reged: 02/24/05
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Loc: A Place Governed By Murphys Law
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867126 (Re: shysta3369) 03/05/05 06:53 AM

All you need is a VIN. When i had my Sonoma i lost the key and the dealership just needed to VIN to replace the key. That also could of been for the fact that my name was on the profile at the dealership and they could prove i bought the vehicle. But then again it is a scary thought.

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Will Keith
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Reged: 10/10/04
Posts: 13
Loc: St. Albert, Alberta
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867220 (Re: Ray) 03/05/05 01:35 PM

Same thing happened with my '87 Camry - at the end of a long day I opened the door of another gunmetal grey Camry in the same parking lot, and realized the size 12 running shoes on the seat didn't belong to me!



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Will Keith
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Auto-X Fil
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Reged: 08/11/03
Posts: 4140
Loc: Pennsylvania
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867223 (Re: Will Keith) 03/05/05 01:45 PM

When I was younger my mom gave me the keys to go out to our '92 Taurus wagon, in blue. Probably the most common car in our town by 10x. Well, I got in, and started one, then realized... there's no baby seat in the back, for my little sister! I look over, and sure enough, 3 cars down there it is.

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-Philip Maynard
'95 Contour [71 STS | Track Whore]
'97 Miata [71 ES | Boulevard Pimp]
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Mystique97
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Reged: 07/16/04
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Loc: Ashland, Ohio
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867338 (Re: Auto-X Fil) 03/05/05 05:18 PM

Wow these stories are weird, one of my HS friends his old car (88 Dodge Daytona) had like 4 keys for it, one to unlock driver door, one to unlock passenger door one to open rear hatch one to start it. My other friend had a 85 S10 Blazer and he could take his key out going down the road and it would still run.

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Ray
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Reged: 07/10/01
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Loc: San Antonio/Austin, TX
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867385 (Re: Mystique97) 03/05/05 06:41 PM

my 95LX ignition key would come out while running... I used it to leave the car running and go to the gas stations to get a drink.. I could still lock it, lol..


Ray

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PacificTourG
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Reged: 12/03/04
Posts: 786
Loc: Houston Texas
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867399 (Re: Ray) 03/05/05 07:17 PM

I have seen VIN numbers on the driver's side and passenger side window on a Tour at a parking lot. Anyone seen this or have it on their Tour? Weird.

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mystiquevltwin
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Reged: 01/28/05
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Loc: pittsburgh PA
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867577 (Re: PacificTourG) 03/05/05 11:43 PM

Originally posted by TourminatorGL:
I have seen VIN numbers on the driver's side and passenger side window on a Tour at a parking lot. Anyone seen this or have it on their Tour? Weird.




its called etching. ive got it on all of my windows. when the dealer(only some do this)got my car, the first thing they did was etch the vin in all the windows with acid. then when they were selling it to me they tried to rip me off by charging me for it. its an "antitheft" thing so if ur car is stolen or stripped, the theft has to replace all the widows, or if its still intacked, the police can recover the car eisier...with some plan they wanted me to buy...ive already bought an antitheft plan...its called insurance

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wa2tuff
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Reged: 09/13/03
Posts: 2426
Loc: Under my car
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#867622 (Re: mystiquevltwin) 03/06/05 01:12 AM

Here's what to do to make sure your car doesn't get stolen. And while we're at it, here's what to do to get out of a ticket.

PS. If this is a repost, sorry. I just thought they were both too hilarious to pass up.


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Edited by wa2tuff (03/06/05 01:18 AM)

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carraudio
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Reged: 02/10/04
Posts: 624
Loc: Albuquerque, NM
Re: BEWARE: another way to get your car stolen. new
#868556 (Re: wa2tuff) 03/07/05 08:29 AM

My friend about got his G35 taken like that in D.C. But he had CCTV on the car a saw the guy come and get the VIN# when he came back the next night he was busted by the cops. He had a hook-up at the dealer and they both got busted and they had snached like 3-4 other G35s that month. Thats why he had CCTV on the car. I told him to put tape over it a few weeks befor it happened but he didn't get around to it. But at least he knew what the guy was tring to do.

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