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Old 07-05-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Attempted theft of my STi

Someone tried to steal my STi last night.

When I got out of the movie theater (south shore Montreal, Quebec, Canada) my passenger noticed that my door handle was messed up. I take a look and it looks like someone took a flathead screwdriver to the handle to pop it off.

Seriously, a big !@#%@!#%#!@% you to who ever tried to steal it. The guy was obviously scared off for some reason or other.

My car is 3 weeks old, give me a break. As a friend warned me, this car will be the Type-R of the 97-01, a car that will be highly prized by thieves for transplants to cars with inferior equipment (I had a 98 Type-R also).

A warning to all you STi owners out there!

Grrrr....
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Old 07-05-2003, 10:47 PM   #2
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What kind of moron tries to break into a car by popping off the handle? Guess you were lucky it wasn't a pro. Were you able to tell if your car alarm went off?

I doubt that the STi will be stolen as often as Hondas / Acuras just because of the huge difference in volume of cars. The profit motive for stripping down the car isn't as great for an Impreza compared to an Integra.
There just aren't that many Subaru's on the road compared to Honda/Acura. The STi theft rate will probably be closer to whatever the WRX's rate happens to be.
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Old 07-06-2003, 12:27 AM   #3
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So, how ong to repair and how much money?
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Old 07-06-2003, 12:59 AM   #4
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Canada is the land of auto theft. I'm always paranoid when I go there. This from a guy who lives in the Detroit area. That tells you something. They need to setup task forces for auto theft up there or something. I hate thieves.
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Old 07-06-2003, 04:41 AM   #5
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That really sucks! I feel for you. I would want to cry if someone did that to my STi.

It's too bad a person can't have a nice car without having to worry about it being messed with or stolen.

I think one of these babies would prevent such future problems:

Ultimate Theft Deterrent Device


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Old 07-06-2003, 10:27 AM   #6
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Default Get a premium alarm

First thing I do when I get my STi is have a premium pager alarm system installed. I live in Wyoming, so there's less risk of theft, but why risk it. If some punk kids are looking for a joyride, the STi is a good choice, so protect your car.

Second thing I'm doing is buying a house so I can garage it. Now that's dedication!
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Old 07-06-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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where exactly does the fire go?

Quote:
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Old 07-06-2003, 03:12 PM   #8
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In the earlier designs its supposed to shoot out from under the sideskirts since thats where the carjackers are likely to be standing, i dunno if its mounted in the a pillar now to shoot it straight at someone's face or not now
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Old 07-06-2003, 05:35 PM   #9
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it's a matter of time when STis here are stolen for exporting to other countries. 2.5l turbo makes for good engine transplant when the rest of the world is still running 2.0l turbos.
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Old 07-06-2003, 06:26 PM   #10
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They won't steal it if the engine sucks, right?

It pings like mad,

suspension can't hold a candle to the Evo,

5 mpg,

paint quality sucks,

I could go on and on.

I tell you, it's just not worth stealing.

In fact, I hate driving it!

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Old 07-06-2003, 06:32 PM   #11
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Get one of those security devices requiring a code to be punched in to start the engine...that should mostly do it.

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Old 07-06-2003, 06:37 PM   #12
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MontrealSTi: Why not getting a alarm system and some kind of GPS based alarm system if the car is stolen? If you still have my cell. phone number and want more information, give me a call.

That really sucks

Btw, somebody opened his door on my audi so the rear body side moulding is chipped (happened at the St-Bruno theater last week)

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Old 07-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #13
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Get good coverage. Insurance is your best defense to make sure you're not left without a car.

Remember folks, if someone really wants your car, there's nothing you can do to stop them. Well, nothing short of guarding it 24/7, with a shotgun.
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:30 PM   #14
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Quote:
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Get good coverage. Insurance is your best defense to make sure you're not left without a car.

Remember folks, if someone really wants your car, there's nothing you can do to stop them. Well, nothing short of guarding it 24/7, with a shotgun.
True...so make it harder to steal than the next car over.

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Old 07-06-2003, 09:33 PM   #15
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it's a matter of time when STis here are stolen for exporting to other countries. 2.5l turbo makes for good engine transplant when the rest of the world is still running 2.0l turbos.
Yeah... like the US. I heard rumours that some people are paying $5000 over MSRP down there! And bidding on eBay to purchase the right to get on a wait list.

That's a scary place! (Seriously, SoCal could be a market for Canadian cars.)

(BTW, recheck the CNN site. They don't have a picture, but there is a QT Movie at the top right of the page.)

The STi gets a lot of attention and will therefore be stolen a lot. 300hp makes it a great joyride car. It also doesn't have a microchip for the key.

I think I remember from the manual that if your car beeps once when you use the remote door opener, the alarm was not triggered while you were gone. I think that if it beeps four times, that was a signal that it went off when you were gone.

http://www.boomerangtracking.com/en/...logy/boom2.asp
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:47 PM   #16
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When I last went to the dealership to put my deposit down, I was talkin with the salesman about the STi, and how it kind of stands out. He actaully said, "When you get it, you should always try to back it into parking spaces, that way the big wing won't draw so much attention to theives." Or something to that effect. While I never thought of it, that does make good sense. Though I was a little supprised that he was basicly telling me that this car will be an obvious target for theft.
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Old 07-07-2003, 03:16 PM   #17
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Yeah, I live in Toronto and I don't take my STI to the movie theatres or the mall for that very reason... this city is absolutely brutal for car thefts! Canadian STI's come with a stock Subaru alarm - MontrealSTI... did your alarm go off?
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Old 07-07-2003, 05:56 PM   #18
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Microchip or not, if someone wants your car they're going to get it like previously stated.
My friend's father's BMW M5 with thousands of microchips just got stolen last week, go figure.
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Old 07-07-2003, 07:42 PM   #19
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Microchip or not, if someone wants your car they're going to get it like previously stated.
My friend's father's BMW M5 with thousands of microchips just got stolen last week, go figure.
Just make it harder to steal than the next one over...that's how it works with bicycles and, to a certain extent, with cars.

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Old 07-07-2003, 08:21 PM   #20
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Microchip or not, if someone wants your car they're going to get it like previously stated.
My friend's father's BMW M5 with thousands of microchips just got stolen last week, go figure.
Yeah they say mb and bmw's are impossible to steal, but not anymore. I read in the post 2 weeks ago that a car theft ring was busted out in long island. They specialized in stealing high end cars like mb, bmw, etc. The way they did it is that they would bring their own ecu and its matching key with them and basically swap out the ecu, start the car up with their key and drive off. Took them like 5 min. to do the swap.

What really scares me tho when my sti comes is that those corner splitters and foglight covers are gonna be ripped off. Or some punk is gonna decide it would be funny to break the wing or put something is that hoodscoop
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Old 07-07-2003, 09:47 PM   #21
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sorry to hear about your mishap but what the heck you doing leaving your STi in a parking lot... i didnt take my car to a parking lot for almost a year...i would have someone else drive
sorry but im paranoid of theives and careless parkers who dont care about slamming their door into yours and careless kids who dont know to be careful when opening car doors
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Old 07-07-2003, 10:52 PM   #22
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This thread made me nervous enough that I almost called the dealer to cancel my order for the STi. But then I realized, if you're going to live your life worrying about stuff, then why live it? Why not sit in your home and leave the car in the garage and never have anything nice because some s.o.b. might mess with it? I'm still not sure if I'm going to get the STi because of other reasons (nearest major dealership is 150 miles away, how to equip snow tires, reliability, pinging and detonation on 91 octane gas), but I'm not going to let concerns of theft or vandalism be a deciding factor. Like with anything, just take precautions, and 75% of the time you should be ok.
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Old 07-08-2003, 03:09 AM   #23
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Yeah, I live in Toronto and I don't take my STI to the movie theatres or the mall for that very reason... this city is absolutely brutal for car thefts! Canadian STI's come with a stock Subaru alarm - MontrealSTI... did your alarm go off?
Speaking of which, my car has the factory security installed as one of the factory options, and i was wondering if it'll be fine for casual parking in a mid-upper class old-people neighborhood? Obviously its pretty chumppy compared to the G5 that i'm gonna get put in, but i just wanted to enjoy the car for a few days instead of bringing it in right away
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Old 07-08-2003, 08:39 AM   #24
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Btw, it sucks but I'm at my 2nd Z06 and still taking "her" to go to the theater... I ordered both with body side mouldings so if somebody opens a door on my car, at least, the bsd cost about 100$ CDN$ each...

But as far as stealing, that's why I pay insurance for and i'm taking my car almost only during weekend so if I don't take it to do some grocery and go to theater, better not have this car!

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Old 07-08-2003, 09:15 AM   #25
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MontrealSTi -

if you don't edit your post to remove your filter dodge, your post is going to get deleted. we all know what you mean, even if it gets filtered, and it keeps the forum family friendly

Think of the 6 year old STi enthusiasts!!!
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