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Foreign car in Warsaw - targeted by thieves/vandals?


harryhull 2 | 8
12 Apr 2013  #1
Hi all

I'll be heading to Warsaw in the Summer, hopefully work permitting staying for a while, and wondered how secure an English car would be. I'v heard that foreign cars can be targeted by thieves/vandals. Does anyome know this to be the case or is it just rumours??

Im sure Warsaw, like everywhere else, has its safer districts but just wanted a overall view from someone who has a foreign car or knows someone who has.

Thanks
delphiandomine 83 | 17,679
12 Apr 2013  #2
I wouldn't worry about it - Poles are forever driving GB-plated cars over here, and it's quite normal to see a few around. If it's targetted by thieves, then it'll be because the car is desirable, not because of the plates - although RHD cars can't be registered here anyway.

If the car is worth something, park it in some guarded parking overnight - spaces are cheap to rent.
OP harryhull 2 | 8
12 Apr 2013  #3
thanks for the comments.

cheers
Harry
12 Apr 2013  #4
There are a couple of UK registered cars that park near my flat, have never seen either of them vandalised.
OP harryhull 2 | 8
12 Apr 2013  #5
was hoping it wouldnt be too much of a problem. i'll take my chances...

thanks
Harry
12 Apr 2013  #6
If you change your mind, parking spaces in central-ish apartment complexes go for about 250zl to 300zl per month.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
13 Apr 2013  #7
I'll be heading to Warsaw in the Summer, hopefully work permitting staying for a while, and wondered how secure an English car would be.

Don't worry. First of all you will be considered as Pole on holiday escaped from steaks factory headind to mum for another cargo of pierogi.
poland_
13 Apr 2013  #8
i'll take my chances...

It is much safer than many UK towns and Cities.

statystyka.policja.pl
osac.gov/Pages/ContentReportDetails.aspx?cid=12192
wawa_marek 1 | 129
14 Apr 2013  #9
You could be in danger if you car is:
1. Brand new Japanese car - no matter what class.
2. F+ segment German car.
That's all.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
14 Apr 2013  #10
You could be in danger if you car is:1. Brand new Japanese car - no matter what class.

hmm, I didn't know that. I heard only about Toyota Yaris a couple of years ago. Have our boys changed their favourites?
wawa_marek 1 | 129
15 Apr 2013  #11
Have our boys changed their favourites?

Yes, since millenium maybe. I've seen myself 3 guys stealing a brand new Toyota Corola at my place. I've reported it to police. Finally the car was found 300m away. Anyway RHD is less risk.
OP harryhull 2 | 8
15 Apr 2013  #12
it won't be japanese or german. i reckon i'll fit in...

From another topic:

car rental in Warsaw

can some one tell me where i can rent a car for 2 days in poland warsaw
a reliable company and cheap. for this weekend

Read a report "Just returned from Poland-------". We rented a small Nissan Micra and loved it. Rented fron National Car Rental and picked it up at the Warsaw airport. Brought my GPS with East Europe map and it was a life saver.
Harry
15 Apr 2013  #13
I heard only about Toyota Yaris a couple of years ago. Have our boys changed their favourites?

Parts for Japanese cars tend to be more expensive (import duties) and so there's more money to be made in stealing and chopping Japanese cars than in other models.


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