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    Goodbye S3!

    Hi All,
    I thought I would post this to reiterate to you to keep your pride and joys safe and out of sight at night. I have had my Ibis 59 S3 SB for just a month now, a week ago some t*ats tried to break in to my house whilst i was in and up at the time (it was midnight), i disturbed them by putting my alarm on and going to bed. This was caught on my neighbours CCTV, just a young guy armed with a torch and pair of molegrips and accomplices in a car! The police said that it is beyond doubt they were coming for the car keys and as long as i had the car on the drive, they would come back. I have not sleep well since he said that!! I must say too that i have never been followed home either, always make sure of that.
    I have 3 young kids so the beloved S3 is going tomorrow and i am back in an A4 diesel. Shame you cant have what you want these days but just be careful. If i didnt have the kids, i would keep the S3 but its too much risk. I will keep coming in to the forum but thought I would just tell you my story.
    Did S3OLI get his back? i'm not too far from where he had his stolen from.
    Cheers Norky

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    Norky,

    Gutted for you, really am. At least the outcome is only a change of car and nothing worse. There are some real SCUM out there and unfortunately due to the level of security these pieces of crap come into the house, it's a scary thought.

    Well, an A4 deisel is no S3 but it's still a nice car I would think (if that is any help at all).

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    I have to say I feel for you guys up there. I'd hate to live somewhere where I had to worry about my car all the time.
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    Thanks Ant, yeah the A4 is nice and will be great, just doing what is best for the family and like you said no-one got hurt (just my wallet with all new security lighting and locks!). Take it easy, just going to BHS for some new slippers....

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    Norky - sorry to hear this mate.

    Without giving away your exact location where abouts are you ?


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    Without crapping you up even further, sometimes making a show of your security can make these ''people'' think you have something worth securing.

    Get yourself a nice national trust badge for the back window of the A4 and start driving like a Sunday driver everyday and in 2 weeks you will have forgotten all about this nasty, costly mess....
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    There are plenty of other cars out there that are fab to drive and look at but aren't on the scumbag radar, don't lose faith mate.

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    Thats awful, too scary to think of with young children in the house, I really feel for you. Sad to see it go but like you said not worth the risks! Too many scumbags out there, its not fair. A4's are good cars, get a plainer exterior with a descent interior spec, may help, good luck


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    Norky sorry to hear your story...

    Can't imagine how you are feeling but your family is safe which is the main thing!

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    sorry to hear that. glad your family and you are safe.
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