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    Default My ZR1 Got Stolen!

    I was pumping gas on Monday. Left my keys in the car, my wife went inside to get a drink. While I was pumping gas, an 18 yr old jumped in & took off. I almost passed out. I called On Star & they tracked & disabled the car & told the cops where it was. The kid got 9 miles away & never went over 60 mph. I got my car back un scathed. I wanted to kiss the cops. I will keep on star on my car from now on.

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    Sounds like On Star worked well for you!

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    Wow, that's bold. Guess next time he'll think twice before steeling a car that can be disabled with a phone call.
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    Look, I couldn't help myself. I really needed to feel the difference between a ZO and ZR

    Glad I can joke about your misfortune since you got car back without a scratch. That's an amazing story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraworld View Post
    (snip). I will keep on star on my car from now on.
    Maybe take the fob with you when you get out, too.

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    You left your keys in the car..??????????????????then its your fault it got stolen,Here in Austraila you get a fine for doing that

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    Default Value Lesson Or Revenue Raiser?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    You left your keys in the car..??????????????????then its your fault it got stolen,Here in Austraila you get fine for doing that
    Derek, do they fine you first and then help to locate your vehicle? Or just fine you and then you're on your own?
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    Penna. Several years ago guy got fined for leaving the keys in.
    It was at a restaurant. Not stolen.
    Only one I am aware of.

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    You can get fined if a police officer see`s the keys in the ignition,while your not in the car,ie pumping gas,running into a shop...plus you may not get insurance cover for leaving the keys in

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    Looks of the car he was probably hoping someone would steal it. All I recall of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    You left your keys in the car..??????????????????then its your fault it got stolen,Here in Austraila you get a fine for doing that
    So the '10 has a key, my '05 don't. Did they start using a key again, I don't think so.

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    think he was referring to the key fob - probably had it in the console or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5vetter View Post
    think he was referring to the key fob - probably had it in the console or something
    I know what he was referring to but there are replies here that don't know a key can not be left in the ignition. It does not require a key to start it and drive off. In fact if the person with the fob is within 4 or 5 foot of the C6 it can be started and driven away by anyone. I've done it with the fob in my house, about 10 foot away at most.

    There is more to this story, like how many 18 year olds know it can be started without a key or control of the fob? Was the fob in plain sight? Maybe on the dash? Plus if he was pumping gas the kid had to almost push him out of the way to jump in and drive away??? Something is not right about the few details we got about this theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    So the '10 has a key, my '05 don't. Did they start using a key again, I don't think so.

    Key / fob whatever thats not the issue of discussion,point is he left the car unsecure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek View Post
    Key / fob whatever thats not the issue of discussion,point is he left the car unsecure
    Let's see.....the man inadvertently left the key/fob in the car and that makes him the bad guy. So it follows the he's the reason that poor 18 year old stole the car. Am I getting this right?
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