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STOLEN! Taiga green 74 from West LA, CA

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Was your car parked on the street overnight when it was stolen?

Does anyone think that "THE CLUB" is a decent theft deterrent?

If someone steals a 2002, I suspect they are targeting the car specifically. A club will not stop them. A club is a deterrent for joy riders and such. Professional thieves are not deterred by clubs or even alarm systems.

In most cases, they come with a tow truck, hook up, lift and take off.

They may break a window to release the hand brake or just slim-jim the door, or just bust the door lock to gain entry.

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Yes the car was stolen when it was parked on the street. Of course it was always parked on the street, usually with a cover. I lived in a neighborhood where just about everybody parked on the street as the driveways were too narrow for using it for it's intended purpose. I think the post about ignition kill and steering wheel locks being almost worthless is pretty accurate. These days thieves will just pick it up on a tow truck and cart it off...

I think a lowjack or some gps system is the best bet for these types of cars given you will never get replacement value out of it through insurance. All those hours of combing the junk yards, forums and ebay for used parts, and your own labors, will not be considered in evaluation of claims.

Again a hearty thanks to everyone on this forum for your responses.

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Guest Anonymous

There is a targa green 02 that looks identical in conditon to yours advertised in los angeles or orange counties craigslist. However, its listed as a tii

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Guest Anonymous

Also has a black interior-sorry

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Guest Anonymous

Sorry to hear of your lost child. I have owned 2002's in WLA for over 30 years, and have had many sleepless nights over sounds at night outside... People just don't understand how we love our little cars. Sorry for your loss, I am sorry for your loss.

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This is a sad story, but we'll keep an eye out in the East, as we don't have alot of 02's in that shape, But i can say this with some confidence. No 02 lover stole that car. One post suggest maybe someone needing parts, and that may be true. But he or she is not one of us...02 group is one of the most unusual, i've sent parts to ppl, as well, as ppl sending me parts.....and the money crossing in the mail.....its a fellowship like no other.

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