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My 93 escort Lx was stolen this morning, just after the snow hit my part of the great pacific northwest.. That is just great, now i have no car, and I have to be at work sometime soon..

Of all the days to have a car stolen..






Adam :twisted: :evil:
 

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Damn that sucks man. What color is it and what distinguishing features does it have? I will keep my eyes open in case the thief is stupid enough to continue driving it around.
 

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Probalby thought it was easier to steal an Escort than to walk home in the snow 8O

Stealing a car so you don't have to walk home is more common than people think, especially north of the border :wink:

Matt 8)
 

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Believe it or not but most stolen cars are 8 years and older...and there are a lot of mini-van also...why? well most older cars don't have any kind of security devices so they are easy target..and you can part those cars and sell the parts easily...and you go easier undercover in a pontiac 6000-L then in a brand new Yellow RX-8 :) also...you can make boxes out of em..which is when you swap serial codes from a junked car and stuff like that and resell the car or use it to travel around without being noticed...

and well..the mini vans are a good choice for theft cauz they give plenty of room for stolen stuff and still have a good motor to run away from cops if you have to....i know you wont outrun them on the highway..but you can always find a way to sneak around in towns...

so..if you dont want to get jacked...get somekind of anti-theft devices like the club...if they really want your car they'll still be able to steal it...but most of the time autotheft just want a reliable car to use it in another crime like carrying dope and stealing stuff from homes... so they pick targets who could be taken care of rather fast

and trust me...if you own a 1993 or so Honda Accord ,pay attention, cauz these are nice car to steal...First Honda's have the good reputation in the industry to be the easiest car to steal because the ignition system is rather cheap. Also, they have good engine..a sneaky look and good handling...would take like 30 seconds to any good auto theft to steal a 1993 Accord. Same with Cherokees and Blazers ...and i dont know why but damn...you can't steal a S10 pickup easily....i watched a tv show last night and this auto theft tried for 8 min and still was unable to get that b*tch to run :)
 

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My friend used to own a 1989 honda civic hatchback and before he trashed it we had fun training ourselves on how to jack a car...and the first timei tried i managed to get the car running in like a min or so without bashing the window... it's so easy...it still scares me hehe :)

Neons are also easy target cauz the upper part of the door window is not covered at all...its only pressed against the weather strip...same thing with 1990 to 1996 240 SX...you only need to pop a thin sheet of metal between the window and the weather strip, bend the window mecanism and voila....the car is yours...so lame.. and then once your in you can either screw the Ignition Key switch with a jack knife or jump the ignition key switch by trashing the steering wheel colum cover and play with the wires...like you just have to buy a Chilton book ..check the ignition linkage and your good to become an auto theft...but i beg you not to do that..it's so lame to steal cars..its not even hard!

you can even buy your own ignition key switch and swap it in the car with appropriate wires and your good to go... and even if you have a alarm on your car..you can always unplug the horn by cutting wired... so..in other words you cant prevent your car from being stolen..you can only lower the risks.... it sucks but that's life...

hope they'll find your car or that you'll receave a good compensation..
 

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I'd really like to know what happened. A few nights ago I found a scort on the side of the road with a punched ignition and no plates so I ran the vin to see if it was stolen and WS DOL had no record of the car at all.So I had a sherrif friend come and inspect it to the same result. Bad news is it wasn't stolen, and to make things worse now the sheriff has tagged it for impound but, it still hasn't moved. In short a description and an update may save alot of time wasted on the wrong car.
 

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hummm..there is at least two kind of auto thefts...

those who steal your car cauz its a good car and want to part it out....

those who steal your car cauz they need a sneaky car that does not belong to them in order to use it to deliver drugs, break in a house, break in a store or what ever they are up to :)
 

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Update...

Ok.. I got it back, the mother-father freakers did $600.00 dollars worth of damage to the rear end, and totally destroyed the ignition. the body (before it was stolen) was perfect.. now it has a foot size dent in the right rear quarter panel.

Unfortuanately (sp) I don't know who did it, but they filled my gas tank, after driving it for 60 some miles, and then parking it not 4 miles away from my house..

I am awaiting my tax return ot get it back on the road..

I was an idiot and did not have insurance, but as soon as it is back on the raod, you can be sure i will...

Adam

P.S. thanks for the mental support y'all
 

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Re: Update...

EscortDrifter said:
Ok.. I got it back, the mother-father freakers did $600.00 dollars worth of damage to the rear end, and totally destroyed the ignition. the body (before it was stolen) was perfect.. now it has a foot size dent in the right rear quarter panel.
 
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