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Old 02-05-2021, 03:39 PM   #1271 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2021, 09:23 AM   #1272 (permalink)
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Sure glad I live in Arkansas. I would've never heard of anybody stealing a cat until i heard about it on the internet. lol

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Old 02-09-2021, 11:41 AM   #1273 (permalink)
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Sure glad I live in Arkansas. I would've never heard of anybody stealing a cat until i heard about it on the internet. lol

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Same for me. I've read about people stealing catalytic converters but I don't know anyone that it has actually happened too. (Or even someone that has 2nd or 3rd hand knowledge of it happening)

Portland, OR is the 5th city / state I've lived in the past 20 years. In my adult life I've had something stolen twice - both involving cars.

When I was 18 and living in Michigan someone broke a window in my car and pried out the factory AM / FM radio (not even cassette). A huge amount of damage for a radio that might sell for $5

Last year we had a backpack stolen out of a friend truck while we ate at a restaurant in Portland, OR on the way back from a hiking trip. Someone smashed the window and took the backpack at 2 in the afternoon on a busy street.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:41 PM   #1274 (permalink)
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Someone broke into my first car and stole the $60 eBay CD player that didn't remember my radio presets once I turned off the car, didn't have a seek function, and the CD player skipped when I hit each slight bump in the road.

I think they stole my speakers, too.

I just laughed and drove the car without a stereo.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:05 PM   #1275 (permalink)
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A pickup in my work parking lot had its cat stolen a couple months ago.
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I guess that's another benefit of driving a car with the cat right at the exhaust manifold - too hard to just lay down on the ground and saw it off.


And another good reason to lower the ride height!
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:27 PM   #1277 (permalink)
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Even CarComplaints.com rates it as a horrible car for that gen - hundreds and hundreds of transmission complaints.

PowerShi$% automated double clutch version, I'm guessing.

I warned a good friend against getting one, but he didn't listen to me. So far, so good, touch wood. Fortunately he drives very little.
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Dad had the double-plus-good version in his SFE. Isn't it rated better?

The last time that I shoveled the driveway I thought about those silly people with airbag suspensions, but imagine if you lowered your vehicle all of the way before a snowstorm. Then you wouldn't shove snow underneath!

What if you always parked your vehicle on the ground and someone drove by looking for cats to steal?

Not that one!
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layin' frame The act of hittin the switches and dropping your car/truck to the point where it is low enough to scrape the frame of the vehicle on the asphalt. Switches = bag, hydrolic switches that control a vehicle's height Did you see that truck layin' frame down Sunrise Blvd. last night?
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