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Old 06-23-2000, 01:43 PM   #1
Bob J.
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Angry Car broken into while at dealership for repairs!

Well last night some punk kids broke into my car with a brick and decided to rip my subwoofer and amp out of the trunk. They also successfully beat the crap out of my car with a brick. I'm thanking god now that I saved all the receipts from my purchases. The dealership is in a bad part of town and the stupid idiots just left it outside for the night. The car had just been finished late that afternoon and I was unfortunately unable to pick it up. They are gonna cut me a deal on the repairs they were doing beforehand so that is a positive I guess. The negative is much bigger though(Read: not having subie for another week or two, and right after I had gotten my new S-02s )
Oh well, I guess you guys better make sure your stupid dealership puts your car inside for the night or u might be singing my same song.
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Old 06-23-2000, 01:46 PM   #2
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Every place I've ever had a car worked on for any reason-- repairs, body, stereo, etc.-- is smart enough to secure it INSIDE the garage if it's going to there overnight. And I live in a pretty quiet town, low crime.

Those guys are morons.
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Old 06-23-2000, 01:50 PM   #3
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Man that sucks... I don't think I'd go back to that dealership ever again if I were in your shoes. Not because of the break-in, but because of the negligance(sp) of the service guys to leave the car outside.

Good luck getting everything covered, I hope you have better luck then I've ever had.
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Old 06-23-2000, 01:53 PM   #4
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Are you making the dealership pay for everything, or insurance,I think you should avoidgetting insurance involved and make the dealership pay.
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Old 06-23-2000, 02:01 PM   #5
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Well the dealership is saying that insurance will cover it so I guess thats how it will go. Anybody Think I should make them give me a leather interior for my trouble
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Old 06-23-2000, 02:08 PM   #6
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You should definitely make them pay for your deductible and whatever the difference is between what the insurance company gives you and the actual cost of your stuff. The whole situation sucks, but having to pay out 2 or $3k to get everything fixed, replaced and reinstalled would make it even worse. Plus make sure all the stuff that was in the car even gets replaced. Don't sign anything from the dealer until you've talked to your insurance co. Most insurance companies in CA won't cover over $500 of stuff inside the car for theft without another policy or special coverage. Just make sure you don't get screwed.

Sucks about the car too. Somebody hit mine about 2 months ago in a parking lot and when I came out and saw it I could have killed them.
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Old 06-23-2000, 02:44 PM   #7
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Even if you get them to pay for your deductible, you'll end up paying for it in the long-run with a higher premium. It was on their lot, so they are responsible for it. They have insurance, so if they give you a hard time, tell them you're thinking about talking to a lawyer. Don't threaten, just hint. Make the bastards pay!!! And report them to SOA, too...

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Old 06-23-2000, 02:48 PM   #8
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I had the exact same thing happen when I was having a turbo repaired on a car back in 84. When I called to see if it was ready they said well we have good news and bad. They told me about my window being broken and my subwoffer and was gone. They had already repaired the drivers side window and cleaned up the inside. They just said tell us how much you are out and they cut me a check. I thought they were being fair so I didn't ask for any more that I was out. Still sux though. They did the same to about 12 cars on the lot.
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Old 06-23-2000, 02:52 PM   #9
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That sucks. It was at their shop and they should have to pay for damages, right? I wouldn't sign it out until the situation is resolved.

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Old 06-23-2000, 02:57 PM   #10
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I don't wonder... go there and look around for a sign in the service dept. that says "Not responsible for lost or stolen items". If there isn't one, hold them liable. if there is, get what you can out of them and put it on insurance and see what they say. I don't think your premium will go up if you report it in that lot because you don't go there all the time, but I think that your insurance company may go after them (dealership) for losses as well.

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Old 06-23-2000, 04:01 PM   #11
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That really sux. If they don't stand behind you on it, they are as bad as all of the dealerships I have ever dealt with. They are clueless about customer service. They don't care about you after you take possession of a vehicle until you are ready for a new one. Then that loving feeling will roll back into thier shifty blood shot eyes and they will try and set you up for the kill again. The game never changes. You have NO friends at an automobile dealership.

Now....for how I really feel! Between how I have been treated at dealerships concerning warranty repairs and how low handed the tactics of sales people are while shopping for cars, (Bypass these pricks and go right to the sales manager to cut your deal so you don't have to hear, "It is on sale today and today only.") I have lost complete faith in all of mankind.
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Old 06-23-2000, 04:26 PM   #12
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While your car is on their lot, they are responsible for securing the car. They left it outside, they should pay for 100% of the damages. It was caused directly by their negligence.
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Old 06-23-2000, 04:39 PM   #13
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You also may want to check to see if your insurance company covers your aftermarket stereo. I had a insurance provider who would only cover it if you had previously disclosed the upgrades and they adjusted for them. That of course means paying higher monthly rates. So either way you may want to check to see if the dealership will cover it. I know that my Acura dealership used to be a$$holes about personal belonging. They wouldn't cover your personal effects. They always asked me if I had everything valuable out of the car. In tiny print at the bottom of the service invoice it had the legal disclaimer stating I was SOL if anything was stolen. Hopefully your dealer is better then that.
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Old 06-23-2000, 08:43 PM   #14
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The dealership overall is being pretty nice about it. I really don't know all the specifics yet on whos paying for what and all(I'm only 16 so the paperwork is being done by my parents). I have the receipts for the audio equipment and I'll be damned if the insurance or the dealership doesn't pick up the tab. I know a good lawyer so they better do the right thing. The only thing I'm not sure about is whether or not getting the amp reinstalled will be covered( they tore the wires up when removing the amp). The amazing thing about all of this is that they didn't touch my nice CD player or my CD changer.Obviously the work of stupid punks. I looked at the car and it looked like they were trying to break the passenger window by throwing a piece of concrete at it. Thats how all the dents got put in around the window. They never actually broke the main passenger window but did end up breaking the small one behind it out. I assume thats how they got in. I'll keep u guys updated
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Old 06-23-2000, 08:44 PM   #15
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PS Here in North Carolina theres some law that says that dealerships are not responsible for the car after it has been repaired or something like that so taking them to court might not bode well.
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Old 06-24-2000, 08:58 PM   #16
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That's bad, but my brother had an Integra in the shop (just got rearended). The next day, the dealer calls up and asks if we had the car. Nope.... His car was stolen! Even worse is that it was at the dealership! Damn shame, it was a nice car.

~Alan
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Old 06-25-2000, 12:03 AM   #17
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That makes me mad just hearing about it! I hate stupid people like that who have absolutely NO respect for other people's property. Why would someone go beat on a car with a brick? Isn't stealing the system good enough??? Sorry to hear about it, man. Hope everything goes allright.
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Old 06-25-2000, 12:21 AM   #18
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Wait just one second there MR. BOB J...just how do you know that they were "punk Kids?" i hope your not just assuming. Teens get such a bad rap, for the most part, none of us want any trouble.
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Old 06-25-2000, 07:24 AM   #19
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The reason I was referring to them as punk kids was because they probably were. I mean who else would throw a brick at the window and keep missing the window(Re: thats how all the dents got put in around the window I'm assuming)Maybe they weren't kids but the definently were not professionals or even amateurs for that matter. They totally missed my cd player and changer so that makes me think they didn't know what they were doing. I guess it was sorta wrong though for me to assume it was kids. Heck I"m a kid myself(I"m only 16)
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Old 06-25-2000, 10:01 AM   #20
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Bob J...of course it wasn't punk kids..it was probably 3-4 distinguished gentlemen on doing the midnight shift in the local office who just had nothing better to do in their lunch break..hehe.....
of course, I could just be assuming things....
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