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Old 23rd June 2008, 10:43   #1
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Unhappy Someone stole the ORVM of my Santro

Someone stole the OEM ORVM of my 9 years old Santro.

It was there last evening but gone in the morning. it was plucked hard, breaking the base holder. Still to see it myself as my wife takes the car and noticed it upon not finding the ORVM.

I believe in this condition it can only be used as a combing mirror by street urchins etc.

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Old 23rd June 2008, 11:15   #2
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Someone stole the OEM ORVM of my 9 years old Santro.

It was there last evening but gone in the morning. it was plucked hard, breaking the base holder. Still to see it myself as my wife takes the car and noticed it upon not finding the ORVM.

I believe in this condition it can only be used as a combing mirror by street urchins etc.
Sorry to hear this. I guess you can get it replaced.Should not cost more than 200 to 400, depending on genuine or after market fitment.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 11:26   #3
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Exclamation Expensive ORVM's ... take care

ORVM can only be re-used if un-screwed from inside! I feel sad for thats someone just BROKE it for their cosmetic show or combing hair!! Sad Indeed. Talking about ORVM's, I feel very scared sometimes driving through heavy traffic during office hours specially... I did not know untill i replaced my Baleno mirrors - each ORVM costs 5200/= and since then I try my best to maneuver carefully to save the EARS!
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Old 23rd June 2008, 12:42   #4
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Sad to know this. I dont know what people earn from this or what is the basic incentive to do such sadistic move.
But it keeps on happening.

Our 800's OVRM was stolen fromt the safe confines of IPCL Township Vadodara.

Neighbours 800's OVRM was stolen when the car was parked just outside their home.
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From your use of "Beating the dead horse", I presume that your santro's ORVM gets stolen regularly?
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Some people have no sense of what not to do.

I broke by RVM in the last drive when coming back from Kerala. It got his by a Indica's RVM. (This is the second time a Indica is breaking my mirror!!!!!!). The first time it was a pack of drunks who were driving around in Ooty and this time (*cough* *cough more*) it was my fault - misjudged overtaking!
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No, this is the first time and it was the OEM factory fitted one, thats why the beating but I am aware thats its a quite common phenomenon.

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From your use of "Beating the dead horse", I presume that your santro's ORVM gets stolen regularly?
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No, this is the first time and it was the OEM factory fitted one, thats why the beating but I am aware thats its a quite common phenomenon.
Umm, then its not the right use of the Expression

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It means that its a done thing and nothing more can be done further.

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Its mostly used for "conversations" not objects.
So lets say you were complaining about vandals damaging your car again and again, and you came back again to the thread saying "This time they nicked ORVM", then it would be more appropriate.

A classic case where this idiom can be used is the Safari vs Scorpio thread.
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Okay thanks, I looked at it in a more literal way.

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Its mostly used for "conversations" not objects.
So lets say you were complaining about vandals damaging your car again and again, and you came back again to the thread saying "This time they nicked ORVM", then it would be more appropriate.

A classic case where this idiom can be used is the Safari vs Scorpio thread.
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my sympathies
most irritating when this kind of thing happens
hope no other damages on the vehicle
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I did not know untill i replaced my Baleno mirrors - each ORVM costs 5200/= and since then I try my best to maneuver carefully to save the EARS!
Is that complete assembly for 1 ORVM or mirror only ? For Palio (old), it costs 1300+tax+painting that should come under 2000/-.

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It happens mate. The other day some low life stole the expensive airfilter from my bike.
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Sorry to hear about the loss bro. My Santro(parked one) had the OVRM smacked on by a biker zooming last month, travelling high speed and having no clue as to what a safe distance constitutes. Result a cracked OVRM and an unnecessary 400 bucks

Thank heavens you do not own one of those C classes(I read that the OVRM is in the region of 100K..)
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