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Old 26th February 2005, 00:05   #16
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But on a more serious note, now that you mention it...I remember 90% of the cars I saw in the States had the key on the inside i.e. away from the door. I distinctly remember starting my LHD Accord with my right hand.
That's because most people are right handed, anywhere in the world...
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Old 26th February 2005, 08:29   #17
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I am one of the minority !

However, Mercs are have keys on the left side i nRHD form
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Old 26th February 2005, 12:58   #18
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geez...so much for thinking Bombay is a safe place! Keeping my doors locked from now on...as well as a rod under the drivers seat! Just in case
i have a baseball bat under the handbrake
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Old 26th February 2005, 13:27   #19
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hey jesal most of my friends have baseball bats and hockey sticks under the drivers seat...had a metal Knuckle Duster in the dash of our zen, which my dad threw out one day..should have a thread on what weapons are in your car ,...btw the truckers keep lot of weapons with them ,swords and choppers are common so be carefull when u pick up a fight with them.
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Nothing matches a toy gun.
Very easy to scare of people but i think bats and sticks are preffered.
I am never going to pick up a fight with a trucker after reading what HF said.. even if he totals my car.
BTW Ajmat i the merc has its key on the RHS not LHS
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Old 27th February 2005, 00:42   #21
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\btw the truckers keep lot of weapons with them ,swords and choppers are common
And you would know this how?
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Old 27th February 2005, 00:44   #22
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A very close childhood friend's dad had an old Amby back in the day, and he would thrill us no end by taking the key out of the ignition while we were driving around and let us play with it! What memories!

While we're on the topic...here's to keyless ignition systems! Can you imagine the thief's face when he leans in to snatch the key!
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Another modulus operandi thay many of you may have heard of . One of my friend was driving down from Bandra to Sion, in the evening. This happened last year Aug. There is good traffic in the evening time. The road is where it meets LBS just before Sion. As my friend stopped in traffic, he noticed a kid bending behind the esteem , which was in front of his car, for a fraction of a second or so. He thought the kid has dropped something and picking it up , while crossing the road between the cars.
After the clear signal, the cars moved ahead taking right towards sion station. But before sion station crossing four cars started jerking and stopped in the middle of the road including his. All of them marutis. Imagine the tension of getting the car down in such busy traffic.

Within minutes so called mechanics appeared to help these drivers. One fellow checked something and said fuel pipe problem and charged 700 from my friend to correct the problem. Meanwhile lot of petrol got drained.

Later, when my friend took his car to garge the garge waala showed him a plastic fuel cap , which was removed skillfully by the kids and replaced by the mechanic for 700. which in fact costs hardly anything.

Now my friend is so cautious that the moment he stops his car in any traffic his eyes are on the rear and side view mirror for any such possiblities.
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had never heard of this kind of stuff , sounds a little scary to me !

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Or my Jeep. Even with the keys, no one but me can manage to start her.

GTO
mine too...hahaaaa....


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Or my Jeep. Even with the keys, no one but me can manage to start her.

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hahahha nice one !!

it does sound a bit scary but how does that kid manage to remove the plastic fuel cap in such a small period of time??
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my friends car was stolen last week. was a 2 month old white accent. car has been found again though with some dents here and there and a bullet hole in the screen
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in johanesburg (s.africa) they have hoardings that say "car hijack point". no kidding guys
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Bloody hell... thats just plain scary. How do you get the keys outta the car while its running??!!! (For the M800 I mean..)
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hahahha nice one !!

it does sound a bit scary but how does that kid manage to remove the plastic fuel cap in such a small period of time??

alternatively


they remove the fuel pipe in block it with a piece of pencil

the car stalls after sometime .. then one of their mechanic turns up... fixes stuff n charges u a bomb


also, similar other ways of money making are:

--dropping nails near puncture repair shops
-- someone at the divider shuting "fire" poiting at ur car... u stop. .. he gets his mechanic.. who probab puls out some wire while tellin u to give a self.. then the same old story

-- someone steps in front of ur car esp when slow.. n pretends to get hurt.. cpla ppl who know him come fwd n tell u to compensate


these cases r pretty common near dharavi/kurla/chunabhatti n likes


So guys...b alert !!!
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