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polilara

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Scrap cat prices
« on: 26 February 2021, 16:20:12 »

Heard they steal cats from old cars nowadays. Are original 2.6 worth something, do I have to be worried ha ha. Perhaps cats are 90% of the car value? This is really what I read from newspapers. They jack the car up and use quick saws and disappear...
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #1 on: 26 February 2021, 16:52:28 »

In years gone by, you did hear of cats being stolen,  but don't think it is as much of problem these days. Whilst they do have a scrap value, the prices of replacements have dropped considerably so I wouldn't be lying in bed worrying about it! Depends where you leave your car of course, whilst parked / unattended - what ever means they would use to remove them,  it is likely to make a fair amount of noise, so I personally don't think it is a issue to worry about.
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #2 on: 26 February 2021, 17:00:26 »

There are still areas where it is prevalent, but it's usually 4x4's. Plenty of ground clearance to get under, do the dastardly deed and make a quick getaway.
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #3 on: 26 February 2021, 17:44:43 »

Yep, in the South East it is now a major problem that the police are dealing with.  The latest news is that 10 people have been arrested by Kent Police in connection with cat thefts.  One theft was shown -CCTV images - on the local news with a car on a driveway, with the owner just feet away, having it's cat taken within minutes. :o :o >:( >:(

Apparently the value of the precious metals in the cats has gone up significantly recently.  :o :o

So, beware ;)
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #4 on: 26 February 2021, 18:27:29 »

Happens quite a lot around here. I would like to see them try and nick the Cat off my French thing. Driverside driveshaft has to come off first.  ;D
2.6 / 3.2 cats arent worth much. 2.5 / 3.0 are though.
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #6 on: 26 February 2021, 19:27:44 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #7 on: 26 February 2021, 19:32:28 »

One of my sons-in-law had the cat nicked off his Auris hybrid not that long ago it was on a supermarket carpark on a Saturday afternoon.Mind you it was near Barnsley :-X ;D ;D
I'll have you know Barnsley is quiet and semi-rural.  ;D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #8 on: 26 February 2021, 19:39:23 »

Long long time since I was last in Barnsley,but that's hardly how I'd describe it :D Pub called the Corner Pin was where the Barnsley fans gathered pre-match sawdust on the floor was previous nights furniture ;D ;D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #9 on: 26 February 2021, 19:50:31 »

https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/bb81a2fb-6ad3-4ddf-9699-6847fe1bd22d

As you all are good in Finnish language I enclose this. You can see the jack marks in the snow. Astra 1999
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #10 on: 26 February 2021, 20:00:14 »

I've got 4 Astra G cats ,taken off cars i've scrapped , plus a  2000 Sh!troen picasso HDI one
might see what they are worth after Covid restrictions
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #11 on: 26 February 2021, 20:05:18 »

Long long time since I was last in Barnsley,but that's hardly how I'd describe it :D Pub called the Corner Pin was where the Barnsley fans gathered pre-match sawdust on the floor was previous nights furniture ;D ;D
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g528795-d15865140-Reviews-The_Corner_Pin-Barnsley_South_Yorkshire_England.html  ;D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #12 on: 26 February 2021, 20:16:07 »

Toyotas (and lexus), very easy to nick them, there is a roaring trade in bolt on protectors on ebay for them
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #13 on: 26 February 2021, 20:21:28 »

Toyotas (and lexus), very easy to nick them, there is a roaring trade in bolt on protectors on ebay for them
so people will be nicking the bolt on protectors and selling them too  :D
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Re: Scrap cat prices
« Reply #14 on: 27 February 2021, 12:59:17 »

Lot of E90 range BMW cats going missing in the last couple of weeks.

Problem is that a new one is in excess of 2k
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