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  • Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

    Noticed this idea starting on the gear thread. I always leave mine unlocked with no items of value anywhere apart from the trunk occassionally. I figure why lock when they can slash the roof to get any items out.

    And if someone wants the car enough to steal it then they would probably break the window or slash the roof to get in but that wouldn't matter seen as I won't be seeing it again.

    But I feel it's more likely someone will try and take something from the inside rather than the car itself. So in efforts of roof preservation I leave it unlocked.

    Although, I bet if I had central locking I would lock it alot more, it's just a pain in the *** leaning over locking from the inside :lol:
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    RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

    I always leave mine unlocked. Several years ago a friend of mine changed out his top on a MGB. Two days later he came out from a high school basketball practice to fine a couple of the neighbor"hood"s juvenile delinquents inside. They had cut the top with a pocketknife and were rifling through his glove box......

    Locks only keep the Honest people out.

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    • #3
      RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

      I lock mine. But then again, it's usually only parked at my house, someone else's house, or at work, which now, is a Federal Trade Zone, and is heavily guarded. lol
      And when it's raining or cold out, the hardtop is on anyway.

      Originally posted by miata5620
      Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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      • #4
        RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

        Yeah I can imagine locking mine alot more if I had a hard top on it.

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        • #5
          RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

          It's a very wise investment. Just save some money and wait for a deal to come around. They do. You just have to be ready to pounce the second you find one. lol

          Originally posted by miata5620
          Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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          • #6
            RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

            :lol: me have that kind of money laying around long enough??

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            • #7
              RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

              :lol: I feel the same way, but I got mine for $350, and I know that's rare.

              Originally posted by miata5620
              Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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              • #8
                RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                :jawdrop: jammy bagga

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                • #9
                  RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                  However, I had to drive to Biloxi, Mississippi to get it. And I had a clutch line failure while driving on the coastline, it was a Sunday, so no one was open except Advance. I fabbed up a temporary hardline and got on the way home a few hours and a suntan later. Was not a fun trip, but overall, it was worth it.

                  Originally posted by miata5620
                  Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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                  • #10
                    RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                    unlocked, all the time. sometimes i dont even put the top up. i dont leave ANYTHING worth taking in it. if they wanna take something, they can take it either way, and if they wanna steal it, its not gonna matter either way.


                    Originally posted by RotorNutFD3S
                    However, I had to drive to Biloxi, Mississippi to get it. And I had a clutch line failure while driving on the coastline, it was a Sunday, so no one was open except Advance. I fabbed up a temporary hardline and got on the way home a few hours and a suntan later. Was not a fun trip, but overall, it was worth it.

                    my slave cylinder went out in panama city on spring break 2 weeks after i got the motor in. that sucked lol.
                    DIE WHITE GIRLS

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                    • #11
                      RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                      I used to leave my 96 and 99 unlocked all the time. Nothing in the car was worth more than the top itself. My 02 has remote and an alarm... most of the time I lock it. My only thing is that i'd be afriad of someone trying to get i nthe car, setting off the alarm and getting pissed and cutting the top just because :(. I really lock the car just to set the shock sensor so i can gear if someone bumps into my car.

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                      • #12
                        RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                        I always lock my car, even if I have nothing of value inside.

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                        • #13
                          RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                          You have remote locking don't you? I think that seems to be the deciding factor for alot of people.

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                          • #14
                            RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                            Never locked. Unless its pouring rain the top is down anyway . I've done the interior trunk release mod on both cars so there is a bit of semi secure storage.My XM unit comes with me and the wife's faceplate comes off her radio leaving nothing of value to steal.They sleep in a locked garage at night and both of them are fairly safe during the work day

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                            • #15
                              RE: Do you leave your car locked or unlocked?

                              Yeah, Jenn's car and my car both sleep in garages when we are at home and we both have nice covered parking decks at work.

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