aw51 121565 said:
With regard to car crime, I'd say most of the area
. But that's a perception, not necessarily factual...
There are some websites that give an idea of what 'risk' insurance give to different postcodes - from A (lowest risk) to F (quite!) then onto 'Refer' (ouch!); most of Greater Manchester is rated at F and 'Refer', sadly
If you can get the postcodes for properties you plan on looking at with a view to renting or buying, try them on www.police.uk
and see what the 'vehicle crime' rate has been in their local area recently...
Regardless, I'd say to bring the TVR and use a DiskLok
to stop it going walkabout; also fit a 'hidden switch' for the ignition or fit an immobiliser
I can't comment on the availability of private garages, but a local letting or estate agent might be able to?
I've already looked into private garages and the options are limited.
I live in a high code area but that's only because my area happens to fall within Salford City boundaries. I can say though that it's a great area and although there are the occasional burglaries we've been lucky so far.
I've had nice cars as has my family and aside from getting my wheels stolen have has no issues.
We get a lot of stick up here but Manchester is a great place to live if you avoid certain parts.
Transport links are getting better but still way off what the need to be. I'm definitely going to look at living in city centre towards the year end though. The suburbs are a bit drab really