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Old 20 June 2017, 05:51 PM   #31
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Terrible news
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:02 PM   #32
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It's bad you you have got the expensive car you wanted and someone takes it.
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Old 20 June 2017, 08:29 PM   #33
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Really sorry for you. Just makes me wonder if we've become too trusting in modern security technology and if a good old fashioned bollard, wheel lock etc would have slowed them down or prevented it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing however and won't get your car back, just hope they get nicked and spend a few years playing mummy behind bars.
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Old 21 June 2017, 10:31 AM   #34
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Funny that you mention a steering/wheel lock. You're the third person who's mentioned that to me, so I think you're right and you can't beat the good old fashioned physical measures.

Guys, I need some help with the insurance claim. I've had a good look around now and it seems that either prices have risen or I got a very good deal when I bought.

Every similar car I can find (inc the fairly high spec of my car) are about 5k more than I paid for mine.

I didn't have gap insurance or a guaranteed value but is it possible that the insurance company would pay me more than I paid for the vehicle?

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Old 21 June 2017, 01:18 PM   #35
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probably not going to pay you more, but you might at least get closer to what you paid.

When they make you the usual low ball offer just send them links to similar cars for more money, you'll have to play the game with them but stick to your guns. I managed to get over a grand more than the first offer and had them remove my excess too.
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Old 21 June 2017, 06:34 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear the bad news, just hope the insurance pay out quickly, took my insurance 7 months to pay out when my Golf R got stolen!!!
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Old 21 June 2017, 07:35 PM   #37
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probably not going to pay you more, but you might at least get closer to what you paid.

When they make you the usual low ball offer just send them links to similar cars for more money, you'll have to play the game with them but stick to your guns. I managed to get over a grand more than the first offer and had them remove my excess too.

Thanks, I've had feedback from elsewhere that it is possible to get more than you paid if you can prove your case.

How did you get them to remove the excess?
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Old 21 June 2017, 07:36 PM   #38
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Sorry to hear the bad news, just hope the insurance pay out quickly, took my insurance 7 months to pay out when my Golf R got stolen!!!

Thanks mate.

May I ask why it took 7 months for the payout?

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Old 21 June 2017, 08:57 PM   #39
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Thanks, I've had feedback from elsewhere that it is possible to get more than you paid if you can prove your case.

How did you get them to remove the excess?
Kind of had them over a barrel car was a write off and in Croatia... the rules out here mean that unless you can dispose of the car you need to ship it out of the country or import it so I got them to give me all the paperwork for the car and took it off their hands... for a small fee.

Not very often you get to stick it to insurance companies... so I took full advantage and also rebuilt the car and got it back on the road, bumper, bonnet, wings and doors and windscreen for 350 and trailered the parts out, ran it for another 4yrs and recently sold for 800 euro.
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Old 22 June 2017, 08:06 PM   #40
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Shocking really sorry to hear this, i had a motorbike go and ive seen a few folk taking close looks in cars/vans of my spec c ra (stay in a really quiet area) thinking of selling up again and going back to driving junk
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Old 22 June 2017, 09:16 PM   #41
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Thanks mate.

May I ask why it took 7 months for the payout?

Cheers
Not sure why it took so long, They have to give a bit of time incase its found, but I also had the integration from the insurance company where they phone you and ask you the story of how/when it was stolen and what you was doing on the day it was stolen/have you got both keys still etc etc, and once you have told them, they will ask you the same question and get you to repeat the story.

I too didnt have GAP insurance and I lost 2,500 which was the deposit of the car, the rest of the payment went to VW finance to clear the outstanding balance and the monthly payment that I had paid from the last 7 months I got back!!!
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Old 23 June 2017, 10:32 AM   #42
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Thanks Jay

Scoobyboy1, yes I'm waiting to be interviewed by the insurance company. Who they should be interviewing are the car manufacturers and asking why their security systems are so pants!
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Old 23 June 2017, 12:58 PM   #43
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Hi,
There's an interesting story in our local Abu Dhabi paper today.
http://www.thenational.ae/world/sout...le-in-thailand

It shows many supercars being stolen from the UK are ending up for sale in Thailand!
Maybe your Porsche is amongst the cars/gangs that the police are investigating?
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Old 23 June 2017, 01:54 PM   #44
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Gutted for you mate such a shame
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Old 23 June 2017, 03:27 PM   #45
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Scoobyboy1, yes I'm waiting to be interviewed by the insurance company. Who they should be interviewing are the car manufacturers and asking why their security systems are so pants!
Does seem a bit bizarre, I've got a Toyota with keyless entry and there's a small LED on the fob that flashes when it's talking to the car. Out of curiosity I tried walking round the car to see what the range is like and it doesn't go much further than the base of the A pillar.
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Old 23 June 2017, 03:44 PM   #46
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Horrible thing to happen. Hate keyless entry, pointless technology I think.
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Old 23 June 2017, 07:55 PM   #47
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Has your car been in a garage lately? Anywhere the key was away from you?
The guy standing by the door was probably there for nothing else only to split you open if you open the door.

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Old 23 June 2017, 08:49 PM   #48
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Has your car been in a garage lately? Anywhere the key was away from you?
The guy standing by the door was probably there for nothing else only to split you open if you open the door.
Agree with your second bit re door, Real bad news about your car , Just good they did not come into your house,
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Old 23 June 2017, 09:01 PM   #49
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Has your car been in a garage lately? Anywhere the key was away from you?
The guy standing by the door was probably there for nothing else only to split you open if you open the door.
No, I've never handed my key to anybody.

Either he was standing by the door to give me a slap if I came out or he was using one of those gizmos to hack my keyless go key.
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Old 23 June 2017, 09:03 PM   #50
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Ok, wtf is this Seahorse all about?
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Old 23 June 2017, 09:06 PM   #51
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Wish he'd jump in the sea already
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Old 23 June 2017, 09:10 PM   #52
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Old 23 June 2017, 11:29 PM   #54
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Someone report this TROLL
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Old 25 June 2017, 08:02 PM   #55
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No, I've never handed my key to anybody.

Either he was standing by the door to give me a slap if I came out or he was using one of those gizmos to hack my keyless go key.
How do you think they stole it ?? Mines keyless but a SQ5 no one would steal it , Was it hacked ? mental what scum can do now, Hope you get back what you paid for car, Or close to it anyway, good luck, Alan.
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How do you think they stole it ?? Mines keyless but a SQ5 no one would steal it , Was it hacked ? mental what scum can do now, Hope you get back what you paid for car, Or close to it anyway, good luck, Alan.

Apparently its very easy with a gizmo that can be bought for a few hundred pounds according to google anyway.

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Are we really that lazy these days that we can't press a key fob to lock or unlock a car. Why are all manufactures pushing these keyless features?
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Are we really that lazy these days that we can't press a key fob to lock or unlock a car. Why are all manufactures pushing these keyless features?

That's a very good question. I would never have specced it on a new car but didn't have a choice on a used one. And tbh at the time I had no idea what a security risk it was.

Now I wouldn't buy a car that has it no matter what.
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