Plenty of members of our forum have had cars stolen. I'm curious as to whether this is representative of stolen car rates in Australia, or is something more insidious happening with our site? And perhaps other sites?
do you think they trace us here from the site?I don't think so. Most car theft happened so far around Cronulla and Brighton, to be honest Cronulla is the sh#ttiest place in Sydney at night. It's one of the places you shouldn't go alone! too scary, everybody's drunk, almost troubles with the police every night, etc.The only thing to stop thieves is immobilizer, if you don't have it, don't leave your car alone!
Originally posted by ayman The only thing to stop thieves is immobilizer, if you don't have it, don't leave your car alone!
i beg to differ ayman. i don't know if you check tickford club forums at all, but Ben's (TICKIN on ff.com) brother got held up at gunpoint on Bondi (???) and the guys just took off his keys, wallet and drove off. nowadays, you can't be safe unless you have insurance AND satelite tracking.
Nick I know about that time in Bondi, it was bad. I'm just letting the people in Mebourne know about this, Bondi is another beach near Sydney, which is even worse than Cronulla. I saw two gays running naked in bondi and the police trying to convince them that this is not their bedroom!
If you're lucky you'll get a park place in the gated garage, otherwise it's too risky.
Given that statistically you have a 1 in 22 chance of having your car nicked in Sydney and more like 1 in 9 in the high risk suburbs we are probably just representative. For a Forum membership this size you would have to expect something like 5-10 losses per year - probably slightly worse vecause some of the cars are desirable items.
I hope its not something that is happening through the site.
A couple of the cars that where stolen appear to have been random car thefts... not cars that would have been sought out... just people looking for a joy ride or something.
I am always very cautious about things like that. I always make it a habbit to not give any one my surname, or even the suburb I live in.
I was being intereviewed for a newspaper article on street racing a few weeks back - the reporter asked for my surname, and I refused to give it to her. She kept asking me for it. After about the 6th time she asked I said..."No - cos then it is possible that someone can track down where I live and steal my car".
She said "oh yeah. I guess there is a lot of money poured into these race cars" (refering to all the cars at eastern creek drags)
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