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Old 01-18-2004, 18:54   #1 (permalink)
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We have an AU Futura series II. Its grey...nice wheels...fairly new and we have had it for 3 months.

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why the hell would you key an au? Don't get me wrong, I love the car and I HATE people that key peoples cars...but I don't see why you'd even key the car. It's not like its an expensive luxury car or some jap import...its a standard, normal, ford sedan. No mods.

In the past few months, it has been keyed 3 times and had 2 door slams into the side (no notes of course, because people are gutless ****heads)

The only thing I can think of is that they are jealous or hardcore holden fans.

So what are we to do? Stop parking in parking lots? Put a car cover on it when we leave it alone?

I'm afraid that when I buy my XB coupe and give in a nice glassy finish, I won't be able to take it anywhere unless someone is in the car the entire time...
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Old 01-18-2004, 19:05   #2 (permalink)
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Even if you ARE in the car, people still open their doors onto your car, and then all you can do is argue and get no where, you can't even park next to an expensive bmw or merc and get respect these days, in fact they are the worst at damging other peoples cars in my opinion.

Just kids being idiots probably, and even if you got them busted, they get off as they are only kids.
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Old 01-18-2004, 19:17   #3 (permalink)
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That sucks balls.
Dunno what u can do to stop it either. Other than parking it in more visable areas
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Old 01-18-2004, 19:27   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Incorrect Key Usage

my mum's stock AU wagon got keyed in Brisbane a few weeks ago...scumbags
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Old 01-18-2004, 21:09   #5 (permalink)
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It is a big pain in the ass that's for sure. My XF Ghia was a good looking car and it was stolen and recovered in 97 but managed to avoid being keyed until the last few months that I had it, and I had it over 8 years. Some prick keyed the boot pretty bad. Didn't buff out. Could have been worse I guess, but geez, had we caught them at it.

You just can't trust anybody. I parked it on some grass off the road while at Ford when buying the new car and a cow got dropped off in a taxi and slammed the door into it getting out, while we were walking back to it. I just watched her and yelled at her. Felt like waiting around and following her home and......

Bad enough people don't watch their kids when they open doors to see an adult not giving a damn.
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Old 01-19-2004, 00:40   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Incorrect Key Usage

Driving up to Noosa a few years ago in Dads AU wagon we hit a Kangaroo on the way up and it did alot of damage to the drivers side of the car. It was still driveable, so I drove it around a bit when we got there. Anyway, I went to the movies one rainy day and came back out to find someone had keyed the other side of the car. How much of a wanker would you have to be to do that?

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Old 01-19-2004, 01:23   #7 (permalink)
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more often than not you'll probably find that the people doing that sort of thing have the attitude of 'f**kin rich prick' etc etc, just cos they drive a beaten up old XF or something. Its pretty sad that some people need to feel 'secure' by doing that sort of thing to make the owner feel bad.

Btw, if ever you do spy someone about to go for your AU, use the panic button feature. I spied a couple of kids ready to key my Dad's AUII Fairmont, hit the alarm and they scattered everywhere. Works every time!
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:47   #8 (permalink)
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Its sad that there is no respect for other people. When I see a nice car that makes me feel a little bit jealous, rather than key it I usually just have to wipe the drool off my mouth :)

Oh well.... I can only hope that karma returns the favour somehow..

back2thefutura: thanks for the advice :) Sadly I think the majority of this happens when I'm at work.. good advice anyway tho..
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Old 01-19-2004, 03:29   #9 (permalink)
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my car a few days after igot it resprayed, just to give it a betta look, got keyed, and was right to the steel! started to rust, so i irepaired it, andyeh... wasnt happy
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:00   #10 (permalink)
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That sux mate, but your honestly better to buy a $200 peice of shit for trips to the shops.. I gave up taking my any car of mine out where I'll be away from it for long periods of time !
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