Picked up the ST today. It's an ex police car from the South Wales force. (Never knew they drove STs!) I'll post a photo tomorrow.
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!
Thinking of moving home next year due to this as who's the say the same thief or thieves won't come back to my address in a few months down the line. I still aim to buy another RS as they're beauties. Need to garage and be less naive as an owner ect ect.
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.
Took them 2/3 weeks to pay out, for the full price I paid for it as well minus £150 excess! Insurance company is Admiral. The claims department have been very efficient in all of this. Shame the same can't be said for the department who handle the quotations - they're useless, in my experience anyway.
It's the STs first night on the driveway tonight. I don't think I'll sleep lol. I've hopefully got a guy from Secure My Car early next week to setup some security.