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MY CAR HAS JUST BEEN STOLEN - BLACK GTI - S8SOH

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relly sorry to hear that olli !

daft question but if you don't lock the car does it not auto lock after a min or so ? or is that just the immobiliser ?

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I assume you're on a traders policy Oli. It still seems wrong that your insurance may have to cough up given the incompetence of the tyre supliers....

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It will be claimed under their trade policy, and yes in the morning i will be hiring an equivalent car and they will be paying for it. I have just worked out a list of the mods at retail value and it is nearly £5000!, and thats without the contents of the car etc etc

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Sorry to hear about your car going - I lost a motorbike once so I know how you feel.

One piece of advice - please check very carefully the terms of the trade policy of the tyre place (ask to see a copy) before you commit yourself to hire car etc. A friend had his highly modified car stolen from a car showroom & the policy was only trade value so this is all he got, no hire car, no mods not even retail price - it was on SOR and they had a letter with a minimum he would take for it & he didn't even get that !

Talking with another dealer it emerged that this is the norm for trade policies (was some years ago now so might have changed) some carry extra insurance to make up the difference some "self-insure" in his case it was the latter & they didn't help him out at all !

Really hope this isn't the case here + the level of their stupidity would certainly make a legal case easier but wanted to warn you so you could check.

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I have just been to see the people involved and they have admitted full liability and the insurance claim is all in hand. I will get full payout for all the mods as I have receipts for all of these. I will also be able to get all my personal items covered.

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Glad to hear it! Let's hope it gets sorted as quickly as possible.

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Excellent result.

I'm sure you have already got it, but make sure you get it in writting, along with time-frames to make sure they don't try weasle out of it.

Also, if you have legal cover on your insurance, get them involved as well.

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Really very sorry to hear your bad news Oli but it's good that they have admitted full liability.

When you do get your replacement car, would you consider having a tracker system? They are very good and if your next car is as good as your last, it's a worthwhile investment.

Best of luck mate 169144-ok.gif

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Sorry to hear the bad news, Oli but at least you'll be getting your claims. Quickly go book another Gti and it will be a '07 model too!

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When you do get your replacement car, would you consider having a tracker system?

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If my car was stolen I would never want to see it again. Imagine the abuse it could suffer in the hands of some toe-rag joyrider. sportifs2.gif

Hope all goes well with the claim Oli.

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I have just been to see the people involved and they have admitted full liability.

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Good BUT have they indicated whether they suspect a rat in their camp?? blush.gif

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My strong gut feeling tells me that there's either a rat in their camp or outsider rats are continually watching the place for opportunities.

I'm afraid that I am extremely fussy about where and who works on my car and that includes even simple things like tyre changes. I will not leave my car unattended with anyone I don't have 100% confidence in. Some may call such behaviour as paranoia or just sad, but I love my car too much.

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Agreed, far far too easy a theft for it not to be well dodgy. With Oli being in the trade too, I'm sure it's been very uncomfortable. I hope they catch the rat and break his knees !!! znaika.gif

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IT wont auto lock if the keys are in the car though...

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It should have auto locked as I believe the keys where in the door pocket, thus locking the keys in the car or maybe these peopole aren't telling the whole truth.

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I thought the car only locked its self if you remotely unlock it and then doent open a door for a period of time?

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I thought the car only locked its self if you remotely unlock it and then doent open a door for a period of time?

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this is correct - the car will only re-lock itself if you fail to open a door after you have unlocked it. If you do open a door then it won't auto lock by itself.

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I thought the car only locked its self if you remotely unlock it and then doent open a door for a period of time?

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....Me too! I'm pretty certain this is the only circumstance it self locks.

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The car will lock itself if you disconnect the battery as i found while my car was on the ramp here at work,

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Oli, glad to hear they've admitted liability and that it should ultimately be settled . 169144-ok.gif

Still not nice though, still an inconvenience and lets just hope they catch the scum that stole it.

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I hope that the insurance people pay out soon as I recall a mate who had his car stolen had to wait over two months before things started moving.

I am led to believe that the insurance people wait for the police report before actioning payment.

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The last time i had a car stolen, there was a standard 6 week wait period (from the date the car was reported stolen) until the payout was made. This was in case the car was recovered.

Liabiliy is with the tyre company (not their insurers). If their own insurance only covers the trade value of the car, then the tyre company itself is liable for any extra costs (valuables etc). Though, if they want to play hardball, these may have to be recovered through the courts...

I would doubt that the company's insurers would pay out on such a blatant case of negligence, so they may have had to tell a porky or two, if this is the case then you shouldn't have a problem recovering additional costs.

The car has probably been stripped by now and various bits now attached to some chaved up Golf 1.4L

Good luck

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Sorry to hear this Oli EEK2.GIF

I hope it gets recovered quickly and comes back intact 169144-ok.gif

How foolish could those tyrefitters have been slap.gif

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