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#1 James West Mids

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

Hi guys,

 

My mk2 Focus was stolen mid July from Birmingham area. This is a long shot but if anyone sees it, shout up please :)

 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

Ouch sorry to hear mate,
heres a white one for sale in Birmingham may be worth taking a look:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...8649?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:15 PM

I would get DVLA to revoke the tax if its possible? and MOT status, will throw up any ANPR's and other systems then? I am aware it will have a stolen marker anyway but just a thought!



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Hi guys,
 
My mk2 Focus was stolen mid July from Birmingham area. This is a long shot but if anyone sees it, shout up please :)
 
James

what miles was on the clock?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...7514?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

what miles was on the clock?

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...7514?nav=SEARCH

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

Yeah thanks guys. I'll take a look.

 

Mileage was 26800 or so.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

Sorry to hear it mate, although I would be surprised if the carstill stands in one piece.

 

Normally with these cars, they rip the things apart as soon as they get their mits on them and sell the parts off for profit.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:16 PM



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:51 PM

Plenty of 59 plate white focus RS's on eBay from Birmingham and surrounding areas. Any distinctive features mate that may set it apart? In case it maybe on eBay. :/

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Plenty of 59 plate white focus RS's on eBay from Birmingham and surrounding areas. Any distinctive features mate that may set it apart? In case it maybe on eBay. :/

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Hi Marco,

 

I've looked at some for sale (again, a complete long shot as I don't think anyone would be stupid enough to publicly sell the car?) and have seen some that 'could' be it. Problem is, most of them, if not all of them are probably legit sales.

 

The only unique characteristics it had was white and black Ford badges, although I suspect they would have been removed right away.

 

Good news is that the insurance have now paid me out so I can go look at something else. I'm thinking of a mk2 Focus ST. Same engine, slightly 'worse' performance but less desirable by thieves I would have thought. Installing a Viper security system on it straight away. 

 

Any comments, good or bad with regards to the mk2 ST would be great!



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:13 PM

Hi Marco,
 
I've looked at some for sale (again, a complete long shot as I don't think anyone would be stupid enough to publicly sell the car?) and have seen some that 'could' be it. Problem is, most of them, if not all of them are probably legit sales.
 
The only unique characteristics it had was white and black Ford badges, although I suspect they would have been removed right away.
 
Good news is that the insurance have now paid me out so I can go look at something else. I'm thinking of a mk2 Focus ST. Same engine, slightly 'worse' performance but less desirable by thieves I would have thought. Installing a Viper security system on it straight away. 
 
Any comments, good or bad with regards to the mk2 ST would be great!

Stick a TDCi badge on the boot and the thieves will leave it alone thinking its a replica,

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:48 PM

Aww that's so gutting mate! A mk2 focus ST is a good shout but as you say less performance than RS. Aye stick a tdci badge and they'll leave it be or even a Zetec S badge and they'll think twice :) but it's a good thing the insurance company paid out hope you got the exact money you were after.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:21 AM

I would love to install a kill switch on every car.... if the car is touched by anyone other than the owner, they are electrified by the full force of the alternator from start until crispy bacon!

 

Good job the insurers paid out, but its a slap in the face I guess having to downgrade from what was your perfect car, to that which is still good, but not what you really want!

 

I would say go back for the RS, but pull the badges, and do whatever you can to try and deter them, make it discreet by false advertising it as a lesser model, or just remove all badges, and try and hide the exhaust system where possible (take a couple of inches off, so that when they walk around the back of the car, they dont just see two pipes sticking out and leading to curiosity!



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:18 PM

Blimey they paid out quick.  Normally it's wait a month to see if it turns up and question you under a spotlamp in the meantime.



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

Blimey they paid out quick.  Normally it's wait a month to see if it turns up and question you under a spotlamp in the meantime.

they must be pretty confident its gone for parts,
Some criminal gangs are very organized in what they do and can have a car stolen, stripped and on ebay within 48hrs all that is required is a team of individuals with a garage, very common these days particularly on sought after vehicles like the RS many people want to build replicas so theres a large European market, plenty of auction sites aswell,

I work with a guy, his brother is a farmer,
His brother was browsing ebay.ie to purchase a sillage trailer, when he spotted a picture of his existing trailer for sale on ebay, photographed in his field.
He contacted the police whom told him to phone up and buy it,
He phoned up and guy aranged to view it next day,
So that night his trailer was stolen,
He phoned cops whom went with him next day and arrested the seller whom had stolen the trailer and was selling it out of another random persons field, implied the trailer and the land he was selling the trailer from were all his,
When he completely eterprised on everything in a bid to make "easy money"

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