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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: GTI Stolen - thoughts on replacement
« Reply #70 on: 28 March 2019, 09:07 »
Just looked at that video of the Golf being stolen - shocking. Though good to have neighbours like that.

Does anyone have any views/experience on using a steering wheel lock? The full covering Disklock type would 'appear' to prevent anyone driving away?

When 4 guys have entered your house with whatever weapons I don't think a disklock is going to stop them!

But certainly stops the keyless theft - although does that just mean they will come into the house like this one?

Just heard this am that keyless systems now blamed for the increase in vehicle thefts - 29% increase from 2017, now 1 car every 6 minutes in the UK  :shocked:
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Offline Phuture

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Re: GTI Stolen - thoughts on replacement
« Reply #71 on: 28 March 2019, 12:13 »
Im sure insurance costs on cars with keyless entry will rocket now  :undecided:

Offline Restlessnative

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Re: GTI Stolen - thoughts on replacement
« Reply #72 on: 28 March 2019, 21:04 »
Im sure insurance costs on cars with keyless entry will rocket now  :undecided:

They might well do.As yet it's not a question i've ever encountered when applying for insurance.But it's sure to change soon.
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Offline SRGTD

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Re: GTI Stolen - thoughts on replacement
« Reply #73 on: 28 March 2019, 23:13 »
Im sure insurance costs on cars with keyless entry will rocket now  :undecided:

They might well do.As yet it's not a question i've ever encountered when applying for insurance.But it's sure to change soon.

As well as potential premium increases, insurers may also insist on the fitment of additional Thatcham approved security measures before they’re prepared to insure a keyless performance hatch. That was the approach many insurers took in the 1980’s with hot hatches.
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Offline Jim_mk7.5

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Re: GTI Stolen - thoughts on replacement
« Reply #74 on: 29 March 2019, 10:58 »
Im sure insurance costs on cars with keyless entry will rocket now  :undecided:

I imagine we will all pay for the increase!
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