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View Poll Results: Would do/would you do if your car fell prey?
Get new parts from an authorized source,everytime. 189 36.63%
Hit the grey market/chor bazaar, everytime. 58 11.24%
Use an authorized source the first time, got fed up the second time and gave in to an unoffical source. 156 30.23%
I dont care, just let the parts remain off. 113 21.90%
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Old 5th October 2013, 23:14   #646
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The mercedes logo's are a hit these days with the flickers. I have seen atleast 20 cars with the rear emblems missing. My ML front ring and rear emblem along with the center mercedes hub of the Wheel was stolen. Had the Hub, front ring put left the rear as the tyre covers it. My uncles Bmw's too had their emblems stolen. Nowadays you have to sure of the parking when you visit a place. Trust me like some say Rs 50 and Rs 250 for an emblem, man i wish, a few thousands and also the wait.
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the hood and boot emblem of my w201 have been snapped off by some godforsaken inhuman. the boot one infact snapped in three places and he just chucked it on the road. its so awful

could anybody help me on how to buy a set of hood and boot emblems for my w201 mercedes? I live in agra so my best bet is either from the delhi dealer or if anybody has got some off the internet before, help with that would be appreciated!

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Old 7th October 2013, 10:57   #647
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could anybody help me on how to buy a set of hood and boot emblems for my w201 mercedes? I live in agra so my best bet is either from the delhi dealer or if anybody has got some off the internet before, help with that would be appreciated!
Order online (ebay etc) or then if you do go to Delhi you can get it from the car market, dealership would be costlier.
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Old 7th October 2013, 20:47   #648
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Forget the logo someone stole my side mirror(left hand side) when it was parked at hospital in Chennai. I was shocked to see one of the side mirror was missing. I found out from a colleague of mine that one tap from behind will release the mirror and it's easy to remove.

Btw my RTR logo keeps missing every time and I buy a new one. Finally I've given up on replacing it with new logo.
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Old 7th October 2013, 22:35   #649
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Once upon a time all logos were stolen in our society. Tatas,marutis nobody was spared.I had to pay 2000 bucks to replace jetta logo :-(
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Just to add some humor to this thread. Here is an interesting innovation I came across today. The poor owner has done an excellent job and only some irregularity at the joints gave him away .
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Evidently, this appears to be a bigger racket. The children are used as pawns to supply these logos to the middlemen/ Chor Bazaar people. Using children as pawns does not invite suspicion. They just walk around the car, do their job and vanish.The car owner is left fuming.

This is a news clipping that appeared earlier this August 2013, in The Hitavada, Nagpur, about the nabbing of some such juvenile thieves.

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The scenario is similar in many other cities where the moment we move , we find cars moving on the streets without logos.

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I recently became a victim of the logo theft. Had left my Skoda Rapid outside my house in bangalore, like I usually do and had gone out of town for two days. Return and find the rear logo missing..

Will mostly be ordering from Ebay. Not sure if Skoda Bangalore is offering a free replacement anymore.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/SKODA-LOGO-EM...#ht_940wt_1163
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Old 1st December 2013, 01:17   #653
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Why don't the manufacturers design something like the logos/decals are screwed/bolted from inside too, so that it can't be easily removed without breaking the logo? Atleast the expensive brands should resort to something like that.Just using double-sided tape for all logos only makes things easier for these thieves.
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My Honda City front grille logo was picked off my car ,even when the car was in the society parking
It is fixed using screws and still someone spent the time to unscrew the same of my car ... I cannot think of the reasons why someone would do this .
Where can I get a new one now?
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The Honda logos are not very expensive, even at the dealership.
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Any idea how much a Ford logo costs for the Classic? The A*S*S is quoting 2k for just one logo!
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My ANHC front grille logo got stolen about a week back. Not sure where it happened, I noticed it the next morning.
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Old 26th June 2014, 14:43   #658
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I've seen this happen only in a few cities, mostly in Mumbai, followed by Pune and Bangalore. Surprisingly, in my last 3 years in Hyderabad, I've seen only 1 car with a stolen logo! And Hyderabad is known for its supercars!
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Hi there, I agree that such type of vandalism of any car does leave the owner with heart burns and be it new or a old vehicle unnecessary expense is never good. So, Probably you all may find it funny to a great extent but I feel debadging the car is good solution to this problem. Plus, it does make the car look good.

Here is a pic of my car with all emblems removed except "H" logo.

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Also, would like to suggest a small thing, Do try to stay away from the illuminated car logos like that of Suzuki, Chevrolet and Honda as they are at a bigger risk of attracting unwanted attention and secondly, they are more costly than the OEM logos.

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I'm surprised to see the photo posted by drmohitg showing a VW Polowith what looks like a DIY logo..I thought Polo had an advantage in this area due to the fact that the logo in front is 'integrated' with the bonnet and the one on the rear was the boot switch..so stealing would firstly not make much sense (since installation could likely be preferred only at a dealer - hence no market) and secondly too time consuming.
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