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Old 22nd March 2005, 13:53   #76
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Hey thats some happy news..
Is the guy who stole caught??!! Hope the guy who took it gets his share of punishment..
Was the Reg changed to Karnataka??!!

Happy to know that it wasn't abused..
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Old 22nd March 2005, 14:10   #77
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thats good news. a car like lancer being stolen is a nightmare. nice he got it back without damage. too bad his alloys & stereo were gone, but he got back the car atleast. i have the same question as vin. was the reg. no changed to KA?
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Old 22nd March 2005, 15:05   #78
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The entire gang of thieves was caught when trying to register the car in Bangalore. Currently, they are cooling their heels in jail.

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Old 22nd March 2005, 15:24   #79
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Wow Good they are caught, but i guess we wont be able to get the alloys & stereo.. They would have sold it long time ago and wont be able to trace it, may be..
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Alloys and stereo were sold for fuel money to Bangalore!

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let's run them over...hate people who mess with other people's rides
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alloys and system sold for fuel money , what were these guys thinking ?


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Old 20th June 2005, 17:36   #83
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oh. this sounds serious. Is it true? Even I have the auto cop installed. I dont mind adding the steering to clutch lock or whatever but it looks a litttle bad. right? I should think on it now.....
Hey, can someone list out the security systems other than autocop, available in india here? wud be of immense help to all.
Here are a few I came across during my alarm hunt last week. All products offer a 3-year warranty, except the Xenos.
  • Xenos www.xenos.co.in. The only one it seems that comes with a lifetime warranty. Made by Pricol India.
  • Terminator. I am told this is a brand from Autocop
  • Piranha. I suppose this is a also brand from Autocop. Is the next higher segment from the Terminator.
  • Silicon www.silicon.com.sg/alarm.html Though from Singapore, has local service centers like the others
  • Nippon. Most Maruti dealerships offer this one

After much research and deliveration, I had the Piranha DX [PDX999] installed on my Opel Corsa SAIL 1.4. Here's why:

(i) Called the Opel dealership for a recommendation. Learnt that "Autocop" is the only OPEL-approved (*India*) product. So that meant I had to choose between the Terminator and the Piranha -- which I learnt were made by Autocop.

(ii) The installer-electrician recommended the Piranha over the Terminator because it met the "earthing" requirement for the Corsa. The Silicon was not recommended for this car.

(iii) The Xenos model with the Shock Sensor was expensive. The Piranha already came with one as standard [user-adjustable sensitivity].

A good rule of thumb is to do the research for your car in particular, talk with real users about the issues they faced and ask as many open ended questions to installers before deciding.
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the best thing to have is a gear lock ..

i have it in all my cars along with the terminator alarms system ..i have more faith in the gear lock than the alarm system ..
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the best thing to have is a gear lock ..

i have it in all my cars along with the terminator alarms system ..i have more faith in the gear lock than the alarm system ..
Me too had fixed this Terminator alarms system. Would like to know more about this gear lock. How much it cost? where it is available?
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not too sure about the cost ...i wasnt around when they were installed ...
but they are available at most of the car shops...

the ones i have are by Autocop ...
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not too sure about the cost ...i wasnt around when they were installed ...
but they are available at most of the car shops...

the ones i have are by Autocop ...
I check with the shops here. Can you pls let me know how does it work?
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Great to find out that the Lancer was found and even better to find that the Thieves were caught.

q: Did the cops make any trouble about the mods to the car??

As far as safety goes, i have a Xenos thingy in my car.
But basically where i park it in my building, damn its damn hard to take the car out.

My moms driver can barely take her santro out,
An donly my father & Me can back any large car out of there in one go.
Everone else takes lots of attempts!!! That is if they succeed!!
I have geographical security!!!
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the best thing to have is a gear lock ..

i have it in all my cars along with the terminator alarms system ..i have more faith in the gear lock than the alarm system ..
I saw some of the earlier posts in this thread and I can see why people have reduced faith in car alarm systems.

Thought I'll add a note that on the corsa, that there's an additional dead-lock facility one can use for some marginally-more safety. Not much help if someone gets in by breaking window glass though.

[*A dead-lock prevents unlocking the doors (and boot) even if one is inside the car or has access to the unlocking mechanism. A dead-lock can only be opened with a key via the driver-side door*]

So when I park my car in some places, I engage the dead-lock first before arming. It also requires me to do the reverse procedure for unlocking -- that is to disarm first before opening the deadlock.

What brand of gear-lock do you have right now?
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Old 21st June 2005, 13:04   #90
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But basically where i park it in my building, damn its damn hard to take the car out.

I have geographical security!!!
Thats re-assuring revvhead. However, car owners often are faced with a situation that require them to leave their car at places other than their apartment -- shopping, visiting, eating out, etcetera...

Hopefully those situations should be brief periods in comparison.
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