This happened around 2 weeks ago, parked car on Pitt St opposite Capital Theatre kinda next to Central Station. Came back after dinner to find driver side back window smashed, my bag and digi cam gone. Yes I know I was asking for it leaving the digi cam sitting in the cup holder between the front seats But also very lucky at the same time, as there were 2 Ipods sitting in the drivers door which wasnt touched phewww
Anyway heres some useful info for my fellow Aussie MINI owners... I was quoted $530 to replace glass at dealer, it ended up costing me only $250 at Windscreens O'Brien and thats using factory glass too!
Looky here broken window doesnt stop me from enjoying my MINI, fanging around Penrith the next night with a bunch of friends
I'm not from Sydney, but do you really reckon the alarm would have stopped it Maybe that's why they didn't take the Ipods
We got the alarm on our car, because relative to many of the other absorbadent option prices it looked like good value. It amazes me how few they sell. I guess it's only usefull for protecting valuables as the car itself is pretty secure. Still, there are only a couple of cars up here with the factory alarm
i didn't get the alarms for my mini, since when i see alarm in the street that goes off u wouldn't really care, also, its funny when there are some of those sensitive ones that goes off when ur car drive by due to the exhaust noise, at 600dollars (not sure but i think its 600) i don't think its worth it.
and about insurance.
i just received by insurance cost for next year..
nothing changed, however the premium has got down for 2000dollars for some reason..
before it was around 4500 now its only 2500.
thats the same address.........
do u guys know what could've chnage the price that much?
Ross, sorry to hear about the window...people have no respect for nice cars at all nowadays...but glad to see you're enjoying your car still, as long as you didn't put it through the car wash that night at Penrith
As you said, Ben, I don't really believe in alarms because now no one actually cares if one goes off...people just find it annoying when they do, but that's it. Maybe it'll stop the thieves taking away the stuff after they break your window though?!
Swamos, I love your reason for getting the alarm as an option: "I got it because it was less ridiculous and absurd in price than all the other options!" I think I will adopt your strategy the next time I buy a car!
Eric, you're another year older, more experienced...you're likely the next level up now in terms of no claim bonus. It makes a huge difference for us young ones! Anyway I'm sure you're not complaining that you're saving $2000...if you are you can kindly donate it to my "enhance the MINI fund"
Gee my insurance went up from about $600 to $900 but I got them back down to $700 sneaky insurance company
Still tring to work out the rise because the car is a year older, I'm a year older No claims , maybe it's because I moved into Turvey court just outside of town God knows... I'll call him! .................................................. ..............
Ok, just got of my direct line with him, and apparently it's because Osma has just moved in next door.
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The other reason why we got the alarm is that if they try and nick our MINI from our garage I'm sure to hear it upstairs, so they'l have to be quick The other neat thing about it is that the Lotus is in front of the Mini, so they'll have to nick the Mini first. Effectively, the the alarm kind of protects two cars Of course, four or five big guys could carry the Lotus away but I'm presuming they don't know that
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