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    Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    Basically, are they any good?

    Thatcham approved? If so, CAT1, CAT2?

    These days with so many insurers asking for CAT1 alarms, just working out whether I need to budget for a new alarm when I find a nice A3 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    Im insured with A Flux. They required my car (quattro) to be alarmed by CAT 2. I told them it has audi alarm/immob etc and a thatcham steering lock. They said this was fine for no extra costs.They must b good.

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    I didn't think theres any such thing as a CAT2 alarm.

    When its CAT2 its just got an imboliser.. when its CAT1 its got imboliser and alarm..

    http://www.caralarms-security.co.uk/thatcham.htm

    At least thats what I was led to believe.. but I'm probably wrong ( as usual :P)

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    cybrey you are correct.

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

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    cybrey said:
    I didn't think theres any such thing as a CAT2 alarm.

    When its CAT2 its just got an imboliser.. when its CAT1 its got imboliser and alarm..

    http://www.caralarms-security.co.uk/thatcham.htm

    At least thats what I was led to believe.. but I'm probably wrong ( as usual :P)

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    well ok that then.

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    From my local alarm installer, they said that all cars manufactured 1998 onwards are required to have CAT2 (immobiliser) as standard.

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    I put this question to the dealer the weekend, they said that A3 Turbos made 1999-> have a CAT1 system fitted

    any views on this please?

    Adrian Flux say I need a CAT1....

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    Most Audi models have a cat1 alarm fitted all be it sounds like a reversing beeper!!

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    I know the S3 only has a Cat 2 Which I think is stupid!

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

    As far as I'm aware, all S3's have CAT 1 as standard, unless it was an optional extra?

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    Re: Standard A3 turbo security/alarm

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    As far as I'm aware, all S3's have CAT 1 as standard, unless it was an optional extra?

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    Nope! They are Cat2 as standard! I think Cat 1 was an option IIRC

 

 

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