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Old 07-11-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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My car got towed

for an expired inspection sticker.....WTF? Since when is your apartment complex the f*cking police. The thing that me off is that I got notice stickers on my windows last week. I went to the office and was like WTF? The car is operable, I drive it like 5 times a week and I'm working on getting the inspection (my e-brake light was stuck on) fixed. No problem sir, we'll let the towing company know. I come outside this morning and it's gone......
Good thing I got the bike for transportation.....:BangHead: :BangHead:
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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^^^^^^ so ture sorry to hear what happend! did u go back to the complex and tell them thanx fukers!!! ???
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so assuming I get the car back, the car still won't pass inspection (haven't had a chance to put in the new brake sensor switch) and I bring it back to the complex. They gonna tow it again?
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^^^ they usually only do one round of towing.

My apartment complex did that. though there is a BMW that has been there for ever. the tires still have air so i guess they just left it alone. (anyone want that car? its from the '80s)
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:57 AM   #6
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have you talked to the complex yet? and which complex is it?
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office doesn't open until 10 or 11 and the complex is managed by Aimco property management.
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thats BS if it was in the complexs parking lot that would be private property so your complex would have to say its ok to tow it off. you should talk to the owner of your complex and see whats up.
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that's ****ing lame! sry to hear bro
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Dan that sux! So they walk around the apt complex looking at cars inspection stickers...???
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thats BS if it was in the complexs parking lot that would be private property so your complex would have to say its ok to tow it off. you should talk to the owner of your complex and see whats up.
I checked my lease and it's in there, but come on....I did a quick walk in 2 lots of the complex this morning while I was on a tyrant with the towiing company. I must have seen 3 or 4 cars with expired registration and inspection and one car had reg., but no inspection sticker period. WTF?
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Ouch! That does suck. I assume they would only do that in general parking area? As in, not the reserved parking? That's the first time I've heard of an apartment doing that. I know WHY they would do it though. A friend of mine used to keep TWO older, unregistered cars at his complex besides his daily driver. He would have been a perfect candidate since he was using the parking lot as a storage lot. hehe

Just curious. In your first post you said you told the apartment managers that the problem was fixed. In your 2nd post you said you still haven't replaced the switch. How much time elapsed between telling them it was fixed, until it got towed?
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:18 AM   #13
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Ouch! That does suck. I assume they would only do that in general parking area? As in, not the reserved parking? That's the first time I've heard of an apartment doing that. I know WHY they would do it though. A friend of mine used to keep TWO older, unregistered cars at his complex besides his daily driver. He would have been a perfect candidate since he was using the parking lot as a storage lot. hehe

Just curious. In your first post you said you told the apartment managers that the problem was fixed. In your 2nd post you said you still haven't replaced the switch. How much time elapsed between telling them it was fixed, until it got towed?
My first post says I was working on getting the inspection taken care of and I let them know last week (the day I got the notices) that I was aware that my inspection was out of date. I think they do it to tow abandoned cars as well, but I think registration that was just renewed would be a good indicator that the car is still in use and operable.
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So they walk around the apt complex looking at cars inspection stickers...???
That is what I was thinking!! Nuts, sorry to hear this happened to ya!!
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Bltch at your apartment manager and they might split the bill with you. A girl I'm friends with got her car towed for parking in a reserved spot a week after she moved in. They did this because it was barely marked and they explicity told her that she could park anywhere in the garage, and the 'RESERVED' letters looked old and faded.

What complex was it?
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My first post says I was working on getting the inspection taken care of and I let them know last week (the day I got the notices) that I was aware that my inspection was out of date. I think they do it to tow abandoned cars as well, but I think registration that was just renewed would be a good indicator that the car is still in use and operable.


Oh ok.. I guess I just assumed there was a period left out after the word inspection and read it that way cuz you can't really 'fix' and inspection. lol

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:48 PM   #17
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same happened to me a few years back. Apt complexes suck . My car didn't start, couldn't afford to get it fixed, so it sat parked. Sticker expired and couldn't take it to get inspected cuz it wouldn't start. So, i got one of those orange warning stickers. A day after I get tagged, someone breaks into my car. Supposedly he got the "ok" from mgt to do so. So, I go to the office ask them not to tow cuz the cops were gonna come by to check out what happened. They said "ok, sure we won't tow," then the next day, it was gone. I couldn't do , spoke to all kinds of mgt, and they denied that they weren't gonna tow. So, end of story is that it got towed, went to the lot, got my personal belongins, and signed over the title so I wouldn't have to pay the $200+ in fees.
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There is usually a "curtesy" officer that lives in the complex that reports sh*t like that to the office. My husband has a 1964 Caddi Coupe Deville, and when we lived in an apartment complex they threatened to tow it as well. The inspection sticker was from like 1986, LOL.
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:19 PM   #19
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Honestly I dont think its the aparment copmplex doing it I think its crooked tow truck drivers....Think about it how would the office know your sticker is experired during business hours...when your at work most complex offices don't open until like 9 or so...but you find a orange sticker on there in the morning...before business hours..just my 2 cents but I could be wrong
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The reason that they tow cars that have expired SI and tags is because they are not a dumping ground for old cars that some ppl would like to leave there. they will also tow for cars on flats. I'm not saying your car is old but some ppl will park anything they can and some, have been known to move and leave there cars there. This is where you live at and they try to keep up the appearances. A lot of home owners have the same rules in area neighborhoods
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