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Thatcham 1?

jojo Sep 23, 2005

  1. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    OK, can someone please confirm wether or not that my 1999 S3 is Cat1 as standard please?
    I know it's CAT 2 for definate, and had a butchers at this listing: http://www.thatcham.org/resources/pdfs/compliance.pdf
    But, my new insurers want proof of CAT1, and Audi told me it was when I purchased it. So do you think they would back up their claim with a letter(long shot i know) to prove that I have CAT1? Or shall I just get a proper aftermarket CAT1 alarm for the sake of improved Security, not that I've had any trouble in the past with my current set-up.
     
  2. I think the S3 alarm is only cat2 but I could be wrong, on my insurance i just put factory fitted ive never been asked for proof. Which insurance company is it Ive just gone with bell direct
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It's OK chaps, I just called my new insurers up about my dilemma, and they said it's CAT2 as factory fit, and it's adequate, so no proof needed /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
    Got my insurance through Greenlight, they gave me the best quote by far, at a hefty £777.75 with all my mods - which have yet to be fitted - declared. I wasn't expecting to pay over £600, since it'll cost me £420 to insure a standard S3, but their quote beat the next best (AdrianFlux, my current insurers) by £150!
    I know af at least an R32 and a LCR stolen from doorsteps in the area in the last 12 months though, so that can't have helped /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  4. imported_gek

    imported_gek Guest

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    Just for the record, all S3s are only CAT 2.

    I had a 2 to 1 upgrade done by an independent for £150.
     
  5. Kevint

    Kevint Active Member

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    What is the technical difference between Cat 1 & 2?

    Kev.
     
  6. Timbo

    Timbo Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?

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    [ QUOTE ]
    What is the technical difference between Cat 1 & 2?

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    Cat 2 means approved immobiliser, Cat 1 means approved alarm.
     
  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not quite true.
    Cat1 is combined alarm & immobiliser that meets the following:
    1. Alarm with full perimetric and volumetric detection, battery backed-up siren.
    2. Immobiliser isolating a minimum of 2 operating systems, passively armed.
    3. Anti-scan, anti-grab resistance of key codes.
    4. Coded fuel valve for L1.

    Cat 2 is the same but just for the immobiliser (points 2-4).
     

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