1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Stolen: A3 Sportback TDI 170 S-Line in Akoya Silver (DS06 VLM)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by c_w, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. c_w
    Offline

    c_w Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    62
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    I woke this morning and my A3 has been stolen in east Manchester area. :( It's an TDI 170 S-line in Akoya Silver (light silvery purple) - they have broken in through the conservatory and taken the key - can't believe I didn't hear anything.

    Anyone in the Manchester area keep an look out; the reg is DS06 VLM - it has the bi-xenon headlights and facelift LED rear tail lights. It has the standard 18" RS6 style S-Line alloys fitted with Hankook V12 EVO all round.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Dec 18, 2014]

  3. Avus Sportback
    Offline

    Avus Sportback Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Workin in Manchester today, will keep a look out!

    Theiving Bastards!
    #2
  4. Lings
    Offline

    Lings Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,075
    Likes Received:
    30
  5. spencer361
    Offline

    spencer361 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    gutted for you mate
    #4
  6. Diamond
    Offline

    Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Gutted for you.

    Will be in Manchester today so will keep a eye out!
    #5
  7. ashaudia3
    Offline

    ashaudia3 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    I live in Manchester mate and go all over the place i will keep a look out.
    #6
  8. Smoothie
    Offline

    Smoothie Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    4
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Never good to hear this on the forum, gutted for you mate! Fair play to any guys keeping an eye out for this car but the plates have been swapped straight away id think so bear that in mind.

    getting more and more common these days isn't it? If anything threads like this not only get the word out about the car in question but should raise awareness of guy on here with bad habits like leaving the car keys in the back of the door etc
    #7
  9. Lee_R
    Offline

    Lee_R Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    12
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    How many is this in Manchester now? Surely the Police have some idea who this gang of robbing gits are!
    #8
  10. supanova
    Offline

    supanova A3 2.0 TDI SE

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2010
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    21
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    gutted foryoumate! Theiving cu*ts!!! low life scum! wish there was something we could do.

    hope you get it back in one piece!!!
    #9
  11. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    581
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    *sigh*

    Don't know what else to say mate! Feel for ya.
    #10
  12. j50sho
    Offline

    j50sho Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    as nigel said on the phone to me, the north is a hot spot for audis to go missing. theres only so much you can do to try and cut down the chances of the audi going, so many people showing cars with the number plates which would only take someone dodgy in dvla or similiar 15seconds to get your address, keep the plates covered on pictures! sorry for your loss :( insurance pay out should be abit on top though on the plus side :)

    my keys sleep next to me and a baseball bat, if anyone wants my keys there have to do a fair bit. not so easy though if you have a family to think about, with me its only the mrs... they can have her :D lol
    #11
  13. khyberpass
    Offline

    khyberpass Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    sorry to hear about the thieving beeps. Im like j50sho, I now take all my valuables to the bedroom, including the dog, and I leave the missus by the door :) She would scare off any burglar!
    #12
  14. c_w
    Offline

    c_w Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    62
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Thanks for the comments. I don't think it's related to showing reg no's (could be wrong though), I think they must drive round looking for anything that looks reasonable. I mean in reality it's just a 5dr diesel car, it's not an S3 or even that new, but I suppose it looks the part being an S-Line. Really annoyed as I travelled a lot late last year to find this car and had done a few things to tidy it up to get it how I wanted (new S-line wheels, Cruise Control etc) and it drove perfect.

    It appears it wasn't a one-off as a neighbour had their A4 S-Line taken too at the same time - their's was a 58-plate. Same people.

    tbh I wouldn't want to keep the keys by my bedside, if they really want the car don't really want to be woken up in the middle of the night by some gang wanting the keys. Also got a 4 month old baby upstairs too.

    What's made things worse is we'd booked a holiday to fly 6:40am today so we were up at 4:30am anyway (and not really slept when you know you getting up early), but have had to scrap that now so not sure if I can claim anything back on this. Heard a car set off around 3:45am so it must have been that but didn't hear a thing inside the house.
    #13
  15. Bugsy_27
    Offline

    Bugsy_27 Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    644
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    absolutly gutted for you mate, suppose to be getting my A3 in April (I'm from Manchester too) and this kind of thing has been on my mind for a while now after reading about so many going in the north west!
    #14
  16. Avus Sportback
    Offline

    Avus Sportback Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    I totally agree with you, cars can be replaced, a life can't. Thieves these days will stab you to get what they came for especially when you startle them!
    #15
  17. BigBird
    Offline

    BigBird Lost in music...

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    382
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Sorry to hear about your hassles - I really hope the insurance pay out okay.

    On the plate thing, I think the OP was referring to those lowlife who look about for easy targets for cloning - some feel that putting your plate on view on a forum could increase the risk of cloning over and above someone happening to pass your car, writing the number down and cloning it.

    As one who experienced much hassle after my car was cloned as I was buying it, I fully agree, but we all have our own thoughts!
    #16
  18. sub39h
    Offline

    sub39h Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,502
    Likes Received:
    5
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    there've been a lot of instances of theives leaving cars in nearby carparks to ensure they're not tracked before they go back and take it for good. why not do a driveby near to you and see if you can see it?
    #17
  19. sparki
    Offline

    sparki I <3 bass

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2009
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    Sorry to hear about the car I think your right on keeping the keys downstairs when you've got a family upstairs It's not worth the risk if they want it that bad. A friend of a friend was broken into in a suburb of Birmingham for a new 3 series diesel nothing special but that's what they want so it dosen't stand out. They went in shotguns blazing for that luckily no one was seriously hurt. He rufuses to buy a nice car now and is running an old polo in fear of this sort of thing happening again and his family getting hurt. Of course the scum were never caught! I hope the Bastards who got yours get caught and r*ped in the prison showers. Good luck with the insurance
    #18
  20. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    248
    [Mar 15, 2011]
    not another nice car gone like i said in the last thread it seams like everyday a nice audi gets nicked feel really sorry for you fella and hope the insurance pay out all ok just remember its only a car it can be replaced a life cant !
    #19
  21. c_w
    Offline

    c_w Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,058
    Likes Received:
    62
    [Mar 16, 2011]
    Thanks again, for the comments.

    My first thoughts were about the tracker too, did drive round but just to occupy myself rather think I'd find it I think! It would be easy to identify even with false plates on. I never saw another Akoya Silver Sportback 170 S-Line whilst I had mine so it's relatively rare but with the bi-xenon headlights that's a very rare and distinctive option. Also the 2009 rear lights would make it stand out on an 06 plate.
    #20

Share This Page