911 thefts make me nervous about buying one.

911 thefts make me nervous about buying one.

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omfgitsfrag

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1 posts

Friday 13th May
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Hi all,

I am finally in the position of being able to fulfil a lifelong dream of purchasing a 911. I have a deposit down on a Carrera S 992, but instead of being excited, my overwhelming emotion is anxiety at my home being subjected to an aggravated burglary.

I live in Birmingham which is a bit of a hotbed for theft at the moment, with videos daily on community FB groups of thieves stealing cars from drives remotely.

I know the 992 isn't a keyless entry car, and we use steering wheel locks on our cars overnight, but these solutions almost make the situation worse as any theft will need to become aggravated and I'm nervous for my wife and daughters at being subjected to something like that.

I know Audi's and BMW's are highly sought after for parts reselling, but is anyone able to provide any insight into the theft stats/likelihood for the 992's in the UK?

It's such a shame to be made to feel this way over something you've worked so hard for.


chris-e

42 posts

63 months

Friday 13th May
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Porsche is nowhere near the highest targeted make for theft, but I there may be a perception of higher risk.
Feeling safe can be as important as being safe, especially when it comes to your nearest and dearest (I'm talking family, not motors..)

Put your details in this link to see what your local figures are like

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/crime/

When it comes to car theft, like much other crime it can be bad luck- not bad choices which determines the victim.

Happy motoring.

fistenburger

213 posts

167 months

Friday 13th May
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Life's too short, especially if you have good insurance cover.
I have a GT3 that lives on my drive rather than being garaged. I have the PVTS+ tracker and a decent security camera.
I used to worry about it being stolen but now I just look forward to driving it instead.
If you're really worried you could always arrange for secure storage unless you're buying it as a daily.

Pauloamore

220 posts

190 months

Friday 13th May
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Deterrents work well. Visible cameras. Install enough deterrent to incentivise the thieves to go elsewhere.
- Life's too short. Enjoy it whilst you can. :-)

Driver101

11,660 posts

98 months

Friday 13th May
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chris-e said:
Porsche is nowhere near the highest targeted make for theft, but I there may be a perception of higher risk.
Feeling safe can be as important as being safe, especially when it comes to your nearest and dearest (I'm talking family, not motors..)

Put your details in this link to see what your local figures are like

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/crime/

When it comes to car theft, like much other crime it can be bad luck- not bad choices which determines the victim.

Happy motoring.
I was looking at the stats in the link you provided.

The M2 postcode had 3180 offences per 10,000 cars. yikes

M33 postcode had 33 offences per 10,000.

Charlie_1

444 posts

69 months

Friday 13th May
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I guess its a concern , im lucky enough to be able to lock mine away but there is still the risk of being carjacked etc , Thing is there is always the possibility for stuff to happen in any situation , one of my friends got mugged lost phone,wallet,watch , I wouldn't let it stop you it probably wont happen

Cads

192 posts

49 months

Friday 13th May
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I really wouldn't let it worry you.
As you said, the majority of car key burglaries (certainly in my area) are for the keys too M Sport BMW's or Golf R's. I've not seen any 911's taken via a burglary, not to say they don't of course.

This is why we take precautions and have insurance.



m12nathan

352 posts

120 months

Friday 13th May
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Move house, then buy a 992

wyson

564 posts

81 months

Friday 13th May
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Hire a garage near your house and keep it off premises and out of sight. Install an app enabled wifi camera system in the garage to keep an eye on it and get alerts on your phone. Fit a tracker.

If you aren’t going to daily it, stick it in one of those secure storage places like Windrush.

Edited by wyson on Friday 13th May 13:47

richatnort

2,854 posts

108 months

Friday 13th May
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Have a look at the Ghost imoboliser - https://www.autowatch.co.uk/veh-sec/ghost-2-menu

Almost put one on my 340 for the same reason and seems very clever.

julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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richatnort said:
Have a look at the Ghost imoboliser - https://www.autowatch.co.uk/veh-sec/ghost-2-menu

Almost put one on my 340 for the same reason and seems very clever.
this above

and with these folk that Shmee uses...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7JRSgSjlso


m12nathan

352 posts

120 months

Friday 13th May
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richatnort said:
Have a look at the Ghost imoboliser - https://www.autowatch.co.uk/veh-sec/ghost-2-menu

Almost put one on my 340 for the same reason and seems very clever.
Well it ensures you get woken up with a kettle of boiling water being held over your child’s face whilst you are asked for the code.

And on top of that means no warranty.

But yeah, apart from that it is great.

jimmy p

870 posts

143 months

Friday 13th May
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Honestly Porsches don't get stolen very often. Audi, BMW, Mercedes, range rovers, fast Ford's yes. These can all blend in, be cloned and used to commit crime. In comparison to those very few porsche get stolen. The ones that do tend to be air cooled old stuff which are probably stolen to be broken for parts or shipped out the country.

I'd be more concerned with a golf R than a porsche

oddman

1,272 posts

229 months

Friday 13th May
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m12nathan said:
Well it ensures you get woken up with a kettle of boiling water being held over your child’s face whilst you are asked for the code.

And on top of that means no warranty.

But yeah, apart from that it is great.
Exactly what I thought. OP needs to chill. Get decent Insurance and enjoy his car.

Lexington59

869 posts

42 months

Friday 13th May
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Range Rover, golf R, Audi S3 maybe an issue if you live in the outer suburbs of Birmingham otherwise don't sweat it.

What does always amaze me though is the amount of pussies quite frankly on here who would prefer to put their car keys by their front door along with a friendly note saying “take the keys and please don’t hurt me” rather than having the backbone to actually fight for their possessions.

Anyway nothing that a tracker and a good gap / insurance policy can’t mitigate, and not a major issue with Porsche tbh.

Fnumber1user

285 posts

29 months

Friday 13th May
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Life's too short to worry, I mean its a nice car, but it is just a car.

If you let other people dictate how to live your life, its not going to be a very fulfilling life.

And again, it is just a car. Car's can be replaced but I can't remember the last time I heard of a Porsche being stolen.

If you really are that worried I would prioritise moving over the purchase of a car, but then would you worry abut being 'jacked' every time you drove it? If yes its clearly not going to be an enjoyable situation for you...no?

g7jhp

6,800 posts

215 months

Friday 13th May
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Get a disklok if you're worried about theft. Thieves will move on to easier targets.

Golf's are more risk as the parts are easier to move on.

julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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m12nathan said:
richatnort said:
Have a look at the Ghost imoboliser - https://www.autowatch.co.uk/veh-sec/ghost-2-menu

Almost put one on my 340 for the same reason and seems very clever.
Well it ensures you get woken up with a kettle of boiling water being held over your child’s face whilst you are asked for the code.

And on top of that means no warranty.

But yeah, apart from that it is great.
Thats a whole other level of things. That is home invasion and could be argued as attempt to murder. I know low life are unpredictable but really, would that happen?


Fnumber1user

285 posts

29 months

Friday 13th May
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julian987R said:
Thats a whole other level of things. That is home invasion and could be argued as attempt to murder. I know low life are unpredictable but really, would that happen?
Google does indeed report it as not an isolated incident...

julian987R

3,361 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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Fnumber1user said:
julian987R said:
Thats a whole other level of things. That is home invasion and could be argued as attempt to murder. I know low life are unpredictable but really, would that happen?
Google does indeed report it as not an isolated incident...
Ok, not isolated but the ratio must be for every 1,00,000 normal car thefts, 1 involves home invasion, GBH, hostage taking and attempted child murder.

i don't buy it, i think it is a ludicrous comment made, and i think the people who mention this are fear mongering.