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    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday

    PLEASE CHECK THE CCTV I WANT YOU TO CATCH THIS PERSON. IF IT WAS THE POSTMAN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY HIM.

    THE POLICE WILL DO NOTHING - ASK TO SEE CCTV IF POSSIBLE.

    I HAVE SHOPS AND WHEN THERE BROKEN INTO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE POLICE STATION AND MAKE THEM LOOK AT THE CCTV, OTHERWISE THEY DONT WANT TO KNOW.

    I TAKE IT IN AND THEY GO, OH YEAH THATS SO AND SO.....?

    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday


    No marks on mine yet. Maybe thats cos its been in the garage for almost all of its 2 week life

    But anyway.. A wonder I have..

    I have seen numerous times people with cars such as 911's parking across 2 parking bays. This doesn't exactly invoke the best response from others. I wonder how often this sort of behaviour increases the likelihood of damage?

    At my gym, the only other 997 owner parks his car in a disabled bay every day. My friends call him all sorts of names as a result.

    I know why people park like this, but It does make other people come to rather harsh conclusions about the cars owner.

    I am feeling somewhat worried about my car now after hearing so many bad stories of late. In the 7 years I had my skyline, not one malicious attack!

    My OPC in Kendal (Thats Cumbria to you Southerners) claims that they have hardly any repairs in as a result of malciious damage. Maybe it's more of a southern thing?

    ...Add

    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday

    Good to hear Add. Maybe the worst you'll get is a good slapping with a flat cap!!

    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday

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    madadd said:

    My OPC in Kendal (Thats Cumbria to you Southerners) claims that they have hardly any repairs in as a result of malciious damage. Maybe it's more of a southern thing?

    ...Add



    I don't think it's a southern thing at all. I think it's an 'urban' thing.

    If you live in any major city in the UK, not just London in the SE but places like Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry in the Midlands or Liverpool, Manchester in the NW or Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Carlisle in the N of England you are going to experience the same problem.

    I think Kendall in Cumbria is just not blighted by the same kind of urban problems that affect major cities in the rest of the country.

    I always stay in Keswick whenever I go to the Lake District and it's such a genteel, gentrified place compared to London. The kind of place where small shops sell homemade pots of jam, Kendall mint cake, granny's rich fruit cake etc...you get the picture. It doesn't seem like it belongs on the same map as somewhere like London where one area has the Four Seasons with a line of Rolls Royces parked outside and another area has 1970s council blocks with drugs wars going on.

    I think if you live in a much quieter town or, better still, a village in the countryside, you might have much less of this problem. Not because the people are any better - people everywhere are just as capable of being jealous and nasty - but because there are simply fewer people to vandalise your car. i.e. if you're in a village car park and 20 people pass your car in the 2-4 hours you are parked there, the chances of one of them vandalising your car are just far lower than if you are parked on a side street just off Oxford Street in London where 200 people might walk past your car every hour.

    Obviously one has to use common sense. It's far worse if you park on a Friday or Saturday night in an area near pubs, clubs etc.

    Me? I'm ultra careful. I never park near any major streets in London if I can help it.

    Also, unfortunately, I have a long-term health problem (which sucks) but one small consolation is that it does entitle me to a Blue Disabled Badge for parking. If there is a disabled parking space free in a car park etc, I usually park there because these spaces have a wide aisle on each side. As a result, I never have a problem of people opening their doors onto my car.

    However, there's nothing to stop someone from keying my car. I just try to park somewhere that doesn't seem unsafe to me.

    More generally, you know guys, this whole thread just saddens me. We work so hard to earn the money to buy a decent car and some b*stard trashes it for no reason other than jealousy. The guy doesn't even know me/us. I'm not responsible for his situation in life. Maybe he just didn't study hard at school. Maybe he was lazy and got fired from the one decent job he managed to get. Who knows?

    It just makes me think that all the careful washing, waxing, polishing, detailing etc that various people here on rennteam do to their cars can so easily just go to waste if someone trashes your car. It really puts it all into perspective.

    We take care of our cars so that somebody with no reason can trash them. Doesn't life suck...

    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday

    I totally agree with you easy rider911. The fact of the matter is that whether you car actually does get trashed is largely dependant on your luck - I have left my car in streatham (south London) outside a friends house for hours and nobody touched it. But, I could see it from his window so if anyone wanted to "try his luck" then I would have given him a good bashing ;-)

    Certainly, we are always going to have this problem in a society that is pushing for certain financial ideals and if an individual does not achieve his/her goals then they will lash out on the more successful person.

    But, if you park in generally safe areas, I normally park my car in a NCP or something similar - and so far it has gone ok!!

    Re: Car got keyed on Sunday

    Once I painted one of my Porsche cars in
    Ferrari rosso corsa and a week after it was keyed
    with the ghetto initials of some piece of garbage
    who the earth has no need for. I wish I was a dictator
    and I would kill everybody who is in prison or belongs
    to any gang, hate group, all who drops out of school...

     
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