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convex 20 | 3,978  
27 Nov 2009 /  #1
How many of you have had parts stolen off your car?

Windshield wipers walked away in the middle of the night on a german plated rental car.

Body panel inserts, front grill, and the glass out of mirrors were professionally removed from my private car. I didn't replace the grill and the plastic body part, and bought some cheap stick on mirror glass replacements and slapped them on. Heating and autodimming doesn't work, but they've stayed put for the last 9 months...

Anyone else have experience with the car parts gnomes?
dagenhamdave  
27 Nov 2009 /  #2
Yep, had my near-side lock barrel and stereo removed. Brand new car, Polish plates, had it not one week.

But the guys who took it were very lucky because I didn't catch them, and that's why they're still able to have children.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
27 Nov 2009 /  #3
Anyone else have experience with the car parts gnomes?

it happens here once in a while. Most parking areas to the rear of old town blocks are not very well lit (in this part of Wroclaw)
OP convex 20 | 3,978  
28 Nov 2009 /  #4
you know, the grill was stolen from a dimly lit parking area in the center of the some old buildings in wroclaw... you wouldn't happen to have an SLK grill for sale, would you?
dnz 17 | 710  
28 Nov 2009 /  #5
Door handle from my bag of **** 91 e36 bmw
Front fog lights from the same car
Indicator and headlight were hanging out one morning failed attempt i suppose

20 litres of petrol from the 7 series got taken.

Its ridiculous BMW parts aren't really expensive especially from the old ones, ******* theiving scum.
Cheery 10 | 126  
28 Nov 2009 /  #6
lol wot? Where in Poland does this happen?
dnz 17 | 710  
28 Nov 2009 /  #7
All over I guess....
Cheery 10 | 126  
28 Nov 2009 /  #8
So Poland is basically like a large Newark, NJ?
jonni 16 | 2,485  
28 Nov 2009 /  #9
Cheery

I don't know Newark NJ, but maybe yes. The problem isn't as bad as it was a few years ago. Some people don't buy Mercedes/BMW for that reason.
CARL MARXXXXX  
28 Nov 2009 /  #10
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So Poland is basically like a large Newark, NJ?

lol in newark cops are equiped with lojack! but in poland they dont even have basic computers in there 100kmph max cars atleast in newark they can locate a chop shop but in poland NAAADAAAAAA
Cheery 10 | 126  
28 Nov 2009 /  #11
parts get jacked easily. Newark is still the capital of car theft.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
28 Nov 2009 /  #12
hah i've heard some poles make tiny cracks on their side view mirrors to render them undesirable by theives.
Cheery 10 | 126  
28 Nov 2009 /  #13
that's..... pretty dumb, man.
polishcanuck 7 | 462  
29 Nov 2009 /  #14
In a county where car part theft is common i would say it is a smart idea. If a tiny, barely visible (to the driver) crack on the edge of the mirror is all it takes to prevent someone from stealing your side view mirrors, then hell i'd do it.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Nov 2009 /  #15
I have seen Polish friends remove their wipers and put them inside the car before leaving their car parked up for the night , but this was in a city , out in the sticks where i live , they leave the car unlocked with the engine running while they go into a shop...!
Wroclaw Boy  
3 Dec 2009 /  #16
How many of you have had parts stolen off your car?

Some bastad nicked my rear view mirror the other day, should have done the crack thing.
dnz 17 | 710  
3 Dec 2009 /  #17
I wish someone would steal our Maluch, Its just sitting on the drive pissing out oil :( Maybe if I put a BMW badge on it somebody would take it away.......
Harry  
3 Dec 2009 /  #18
Nobody's ever taken anything from my cars but that could well be because they're less than common here.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
3 Dec 2009 /  #19
Its just sitting on the drive pissing out oil

Ah , well thats the problem , they are waiting untill you fix it up before they will steal it...!
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
3 Dec 2009 /  #20
How many of you have had parts stolen off your car?

Three years ago was the last incident. They tried dismantle grill to reach engine and steal whole car. Since the majority of thieves rush to West we have quiet on the housing estate. Nowadays I feel more comfortable when parking an older car among luxury cars. I hope not to be a target of sticky guys.
dxx 12 | 108  
5 Dec 2009 /  #21
Been living here for over a year now, of which 8 months on foreign plates, never had any problem but the occasional scratch from blonde drivers trying to get out of a parking space, so I think it's quite safe here to leave your car...
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
6 Dec 2009 /  #22
Be thankfull you don,t live in Russia..they steal a whole lot more than just your mirrors or wipers...



dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
6 Dec 2009 /  #23
They done a good job. Where can I find such expert thieves?
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
6 Dec 2009 /  #24
Where can I find such expert thieves?

Krasnogorsk...just north of Moscow...
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
6 Dec 2009 /  #25
Its always best to park your car where you can keep an eye on it...



dtaylor5632 18 | 2,007  
6 Dec 2009 /  #26
Not for a quick escape eh?
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2009 /  #27
Nobody has ever tried to steal my car....!



wildrover 98 | 4,451  
7 Dec 2009 /  #28
or my friends...of course roping it to a nearby tree is a pretty good anti theft precaution..



AussieSheila  
9 Dec 2009 /  #29
wildrover
that car is called Invalidka made for disabled in USSR according to some website :D
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
9 Dec 2009 /  #30
that car is called Invalidka

yes , thats the one...terrible machine...!

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