Sarah use the saynoto0870 website to get an alternative landline number for your 0844/0845 numbers. It will save you a fortune and is free.I sent the keys to them the day after it got nicked and it's taken them this long to send them for testing, I am with Audi Insurance so surely mine isnt the only one thatâs got stolen and you'd think they know what to do..
I have been pushing from day one, I even got in touch with the loss adjuster myself and arranged for him to come and see meâ¦if Id have waited for the insurance to arrange it I could have been waiting weeksâ¦I then chased the loss adjuster everyday to send the report through then chased the insurance everyday, then they spring it on me that the keys have to be sent off for testing and ive got to wait another 10days!!!!
Just one thing after anotherâ¦.BUTâ¦good news I guess ive just rang them (3rd time today) and the key report has come back OKâ¦shock horror both keys were indeed for my car!!!! They sounded like they were shockedâ¦.So yes an Audi A3 can be stolen without the keys!!!! They make me so mad, I know there are some scumbags out there that would fake this and they have to do their checks but when you know it's all genuine it's quite upsettingâ¦I never want to go through this again and wouldnât wish it on my worst enermy...
I will be on to them first thing in the morningâ¦..oh and my phone bill this month is £150.00 thanks to the 0844/0845 numbers :-( x
over the moon for you,hope you enjoy your new beastToday was looking pretty grim, the car I had put a deposit on went yesterday as they had kept it for me for 4 weeks,and couldn't keep it any longer, been ringing round like a mad woman and no joy at all, then the guy who saved the other car for me came up with a 170 with sound system package and heated seats...an guess what??? It's going to be mine next week.... Yippee!!!! Anyone know if the tax is much more??? although im not bothered if it is, this afternoon I was thinking Id have to have a basic bob one x
well after the day from hell... Long story short and the insurance lost me the 170 coz they was bartering with the price and tried fobbing me off with a black 140 at 21k, I refused point blank so they upped the price to 22600 which still wasn't anywhere near the price, anyway they've paid me out as an interim payment so I can start again with the car I want and the gap Insurance have taken over now with a dispute so I will get every penny back..idiot should have got me the the 170 coz it's now costing them more!!!!
I have just put a deposit down for a 170 quattro in ibis white so I'm all smiles now oh and I've got it for a similar price, !!! What a nightmare 6 weeks but had the best news I could wish for and should be getting it by the weekend... Thanks everyone for your kind words x
Finally an end to the nightmare.. Pleased for you babe ))))
That's a really decent thing to do!
If only there was more decent people in the world, Like if the woman who had her's stolen the week before mine had done the same then I wouldnt have left mine, I only work 2 mins away from it so ill be going there quite often and doing the same...I want the car park closing down...ive just been and warned a bloke with a brand new BMW...a big one but dont know which model looked expensive anyway...he turned round and parked somewhere else..I could have just saved him alot of hassle and upset...makes me feel abit better anyway x x
I work on Holbeck Lane, where about's are you? I don't use that carpark but i know which one you mean. There is another carpark which is supposed to be a 'manned' carpark however the security guard seems to spend most of his time stood in Halfords talking to the people who work there, avoid that car park too.
Great newsWell the day I never thought would arrive is nearly here, I signed for the car yesterday and Audi have just rang to confirm that it has arrived from Grimsby today so will be having his PDI today, Im picking him tomorrow...I know it's friday 13th and I really dont need anymore bad luck but it was either tomorrow or sunday, I cant wait that long... So all in all 7 weeks and 1 day without a car....Time to change insurance companies I think x
If it's happening so often, why the hell don't the police station a plain clothes officer to watch the car park for a while? Or are they all too busy sitting on motorway bridges waiting to fine everyone for doing 82mph?
Brilliant news, get some pictures up once you get :thumbsup:. It's got me thinking though, insurance companies are very vulnerable when it comes to theft then. What's stopping someone buying a brand new car and setting it up for theft, then claim though insurance? Free car essentially?
I think that's why my claim took longer coz of the way it was stolen, I had both keys and suppose it did loook sus, just very frustrating proving I was innocent, I wouldn't have my own reg put on if I was gunna have it nicked coz I've lost that for a year, I wouldn't leave myself stranded in Leeds and leave myself stuck for getting to work, what helped me was the fact somat others got stolen ffrom same place, but yeah can see why insurance are like that, just not fair when it happens to genuine people and they ttalk to ya like you are a criminal x
Positive outcome in the end Sarah, glad its all sorted and hopefully the new car will make up for the pain and heartache you've no doubt been suffering over the past 7 weeks!
Just think of it this way you have ended up with a better car out of it every cloud and all that.
Plus the local scroates at asda (chapeltown)??? or even (parsoncross)??? are only interested in vauxhalls. lol
Glad you got a new one sorted and that you like it!
Just a word of caution though, don't post about which tracker you have! I know it sounds silly but you are giving a potential thief a head start by doing so
They now know which technologies that your tracker uses and may also have an idea where to "sniff" for it!
5 times.. Wow, thats a lot!
I think the only way that you can look at it is that unfortauntely, these things do happen. As bad as it is, theres not much apart from being aware that it happens, and doing what you can to prevent it.
Going out and checking on your car every 10 minutes is a feeling of insecurity and vunerability created as a result of whats happened. I've no doubt that as time passes, you'll start to be more comfortable and you'll be fine leaving your car whilst you shop and will be fine just leaving your car parked on the drive..
Enjoy your new car and don't worry too much!