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Stolen Audi

voorhees Mar 23, 2019

  1. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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    I never thought I'd be writing this but I have become a victim of car theft.
    I was parked about fifty yards away from a busy road in a residential area and in broad daylight all that remained of my majestic V8 4.2 litre powered S5 was a pile of glass,in the space of three hours it was taken away.

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  3. MuPPeT_ON_TouR

    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    Gutted for you. Hope you get it back.
     
  4. KrisKrk

    KrisKrk A6 C6 4F 2010 LeMans Avant Gold Supporter TDi Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group Manual Le Mans Edition

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    Oh man. Sorry to hear that.

    How is that possible, in a day light?
    No one seen anything or heard anything?
    Any cctv footage?

    Hope you'll get that sorted

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  5. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    No help now but get AWG fitted on the next one.

    TX.

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  6. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter SQ5 owners group Team Cornflower Blue Gold Supporter Team Sahara Silver Team Sepang Audi TT Audi RS3

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    What's AWG John?
     
  7. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    A ****** Gone , it's an expensive security service , but effective .

    A complete one that includes disposal .

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    Sorry to hear about theft of your car , I know what that feels like .
     
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  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    That is shocking news @voorhees. It’s bad enough reading that someone’s car has been stolen, but it’s worse when you know who the owner is Jase. :(
     
  9. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    That sucks.
    Any news if its been recovered?

    Broad daylight too, as said above, somebody must have some cctv surely.
    I am guessing they cloned a key through the OBD or was it keyless?
     
  10. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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  11. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Autowatch Ghost, stops thieves even if they have the key.

    TX.

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  13. 45bvtc

    45bvtc Well-Known Member Supporter SQ5 owners group Team Cornflower Blue Gold Supporter Team Sahara Silver Team Sepang Audi TT Audi RS3

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    Thanks John, I'll investigate getting one for 'Tonka' when he/she/it arrives Monday next... :hi:

    Maybe BLUEY, even... :blush:
     
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  14. MuPPeT_ON_TouR

    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    Just disabling the port or moving it will work almost as well as an expensive autowatch option and should be the minimum people do to thier cars.

    OBD ports are a liability.
     
  15. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Even for keyless entry where they just extend the range of the key so the doors pop open?

    TX.

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  16. MuPPeT_ON_TouR

    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    You are right.

    Though technically you extend the range of the car to find the key. When you try the lock on the car it is the car that searches to see if the key is close by.

    A Faraday cage/pouch for your keys and disabling the port when not in use is the minimum.

    In this case as the glass was smashed so was most probably an attack on the OBD port.. why smash the glass if you have hijacked the key signal?
     
  17. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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    It'd be some amplifier as I was over a mile away
     
  18. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough, ghost would have still stopped them though or the obd port thing of course.

    TX.

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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Man TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 Black Edition quattro S tronic

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    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    absolutely gutted for you Jason!!!! where was it taken from??
     
  21. WilkoS5

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    Really sorry to hear this fella. *******

    Hope you get it back, assuming you'll want it back now some scumbag has been in it. You'd struggle to find another like that one.
     
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  22. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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    Cossington Road Rav,yeah am not happy
     
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  23. Alistair D

    Alistair D Hey GOOOOD looking Audi A6

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    Hi, I'm no techy or clued up on thievery, but in having an AWG would this not be an alternative way of nicking a car, as all the thief would need to do is pinch the phone? They may not realise it has any device on it until they walk past the car and find as they do the car unlocks itself (if the Bluetooth App is on ) and happy days they're off!
     
  24. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    No mate you are mistaken..
    The auto watch ghost makes you press a few buttons in the car itself, in certain order, before you can start the car.
    For example, heated rear window, volume up, fog light or whatever, in any combination of your choice..
    Something like that anyway.
    No apps or third party add ons, just a sequence of buttons need to be entered before the engine will fire
     
  25. X3man

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    Nightmare mate, ****** scumbags
     
  26. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Team V8 Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S7 A7 Owner Group Black Edition

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    Newest version (AWG2) is app enabled, so it only has to detect your phone with the app running. You don’t need to push any in car buttons.
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Is that so?
    I didn't know that..
    I would prefer the original mark 1 version if that's the case
     
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  28. RAF_S7

    RAF_S7 Well-Known Member Team V8 Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S7 A7 Owner Group Black Edition

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    I believe it’s an option - you could just not pair your phone I guess, but that would probably defeat the new tracker option as well.

    I’m not an AWG user as it doesn’t fit my needs, so my comment is based on the marketing blurb.
     
  29. terminator x

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    I don't use the phone app and don't know anyone that does. Wouldn't recommend using it either for the reason you mention.

    TX.

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  30. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Ive got a Ghost system on mine, had it about a year now. I dont use the app as on andriod.
     
  31. AudiSpy

    AudiSpy Administrator Staff Member Administrator Audi TT Audi Q5

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    Gutted for you but hope you get it back!
     
  32. MikeSel^

    MikeSel^ Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    Gutted for you :-( hope it’s recovered! Tho I’m not sure I’d want mine back after being driven recklessly by some scumbag
     
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  34. davc

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    Sorry to hear this @voorhees and gutted for you mate.

    I hope you get things sorted quickly.
     
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  35. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User TDi Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro

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    So sorry to read this, to much of this going on and the police seem to be unable to do anything. Even when they catch the people little seems to happen with them.
     
  36. Alistair D

    Alistair D Hey GOOOOD looking Audi A6

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    We should all get one of these
     
  37. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Sadly your not alone.

    Seen on facebook this morning some poor sole in Birmingham, his RS5 been nicked from the Custard Factory car park.

    Last week a purple RS4 Avant was stolen & being used for no good too.

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  38. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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    I put it into the perspective Karl that the police are so short staffed that they cannot keep teenagers safe from knives so my car will be classed as non urgent,also my insurance company seem to be rather quiet but renewal time they seemed so eager to contact me lol.

    I need to stop scouring Ebay,gumtree and classifieds as the Miss Marple in me wants to find it.
     
  39. sentinal13

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    I had my car attempted last year and feel gutted for you, however if you do get it back check for a hidden magnetic tracker....
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    Wow that's sinister..
    Its like James bond
     
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  42. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 S tronic

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    My insurance has settled with a reasonable figure for the car and also gave me some money towards the cargo I had in there (sparco boot tidy, helmets,vagcom with laptop,fitness tracker etc)

    I look forward to searching for a new car but having an 03 R32 as a loaner from my mate means I have time on my hands.
     
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  43. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Platinum Supporter S tronic Audi Main Dealer

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    Glad your insurance settled Jase. Good that you don’t have to rush on your next purchase. What you going to get as your next purchase? :) x
     

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