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Old 07-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Walked out to the car this morning and the alarm clicker didn't work, I figured it was a dead battery so I unlocked the door manually and saw zero interior lights.

So no power at all, MUST be a battery. I look up and notice the hood was popped, so I opened it all the way and saw that the battery cable was disconnected.

Thieves popped the hood from the outside and disconnected the battery to disable the alarm. That's all I saw, not sure if they got inside or not, but the doors were all locked and nothing missing

Or maybe they were planning on stealing the car until they realized it was an automatic transmission Civic

Copperfield area for anyone curious, an H-I member in the area had his stolen about a month ago as well so I guess it's that time of the year
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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How the are they planning to hotwire the car if the battery is disconnected?
IMO most alarms have battery backup.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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How the are they planning to hotwire the car if the battery is disconnected?
IMO most alarms have battery backup.
Not even close the only battery backup car alarm I ever saw was on my truck no one ever paid to have that done
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I've heard plenty of stories of auto civics being stolen. Crooked shops or people that need parts to sell. Get rid of all the Honda's. Not worth it.
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I've heard plenty of stories of auto civics being stolen. Crooked shops or people that need parts to sell. Get rid of all the Honda's. Not worth it.
it's just a daily driver, bone stock

Previous owner did put some cheapie wheels and a body kit on it, but nothing worth losing your life over
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I've thought about selling, just can't deal with the hassle right now due to work!
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is it that easy to pop the hood open from the outside of the car? sounds like they had some skill
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They tried to steal my friends civic too. They pushed it through the yard and on to the street when he saw them. They all took off. He pulled the ECM every night and had his truck parked behind it. Something about civics...they love stealing them. I have no idea why. If you are going to get arrested for autotheft, you might as well steal something worth stealing. Like a Ferrari, Lambo or something gees.
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Walked out to the car this morning and the alarm clicker didn't work, I figured it was a dead battery so I unlocked the door manually and saw zero interior lights.

So no power at all, MUST be a battery. I look up and notice the hood was popped, so I opened it all the way and saw that the battery cable was disconnected.

Thieves popped the hood from the outside and disconnected the battery to disable the alarm. That's all I saw, not sure if they got inside or not, but the doors were all locked and nothing missing

Or maybe they were planning on stealing the car until they realized it was an automatic transmission Civic

Copperfield area for anyone curious, an H-I member in the area had his stolen about a month ago as well so I guess it's that time of the year
The area used to be nice and safe, toll all these spring branch minorities, mostly Hispanic, started moving in. As soon I saw carnicerias opening, I knew the area was going to .
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is it that easy to pop the hood open from the outside of the car? sounds like they had some skill
Yeah it's TOO easy. Adding a few steps to make it harder to get into the car, harder to start it, and harder to move it.

I know if they want it they'll get it, thats what insurance is for.
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did civic theft increase after fast and furious?
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never had this issue with the RX8

did civic theft increase after fast and furious?

It's always been high. Before I had full coverage I use to disconnect the dizzy at night on my 98. Now I can't wait for it to go away. Just sits in my driveway in all it's denty glory but nobody will give me the 3g's I know its worth so fu*k em. Ill enjoy my 30mpg/AC/slushbox beater while the bike and bimmer keep the miles off.
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It's always been high. Before I had full coverage I use to disconnect the dizzy at night on my 98. Now I can't wait for it to go away. Just sits in my driveway in all it's denty glory but nobody will give me the 3g's I know its worth so fu*k em. Ill enjoy my 30mpg/AC/slushbox beater while the bike and bimmer keep the miles off.
Yeah something about these cars and/or the people that own them, there's a huge market for stock and aftermarket parts. A lot of cars that are recovered have stupid stolen, like spark plug wires, windshield wipers, etc

Mine isn't the greatest car in the world, couple rough edges, but not too shabby for a 1997. And like you said, it gets 30-32 MPG, cold A/C, and drives well

Raind and filthy the day I got it:

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Yeah something about these cars and/or the people that own them, there's a huge market for stock and aftermarket parts. A lot of cars that are recovered have stupid stolen, like spark plug wires, windshield wipers, etc

Mine isn't the greatest car in the world, couple rough edges, but not too shabby for a 1997. And like you said, it gets 30-32 MPG, cold A/C, and drives well

Raind and filthy the day I got it:
Yours has a fancy lip kit and rims..
I rock hubbies and factory hail/sun/minor collision damage.

P.S. upper control arm bushings are hard to find for this thing. right side rattles it's off over bumps and I refuse to buy a complete control arm when all it needs is bushings.
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