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QuickChick
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 02:22:10 PM
Hey everyone!

I just picked up my 02 M3 last night. I took it to a local resturaunt with a friend, came out and someone stole my side vent on the drivers side!!! Do things like this happen often with these cars? I mean I only had the car about 2 1/2 hours before something was stolen. It wasn't a bad neighborhood or anything...just not the greatest luck I guess!

Thanks,
Mandi

dejablu311
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 02:24:49 PM
man that sucks. I wonder why they only stole one.

Rev8k
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 02:40:43 PM
I wonder why they only stole one.
Because somebody stole theirs!!!

Divexxtreme
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 02:42:54 PM
I can't imagine a M3 owner being cheesy enough to steal a side-vent from another M3. But who knows I guess....

MadMacs
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 03:00:48 PM
Are there any scratches indicating theft?
Possible that the previous owner had waxed it prior to sale and had removed parts to avoid wax build up in crevace areas...never snapped it back in properly. ??? Just a thought.

QuickChick
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 03:01:33 PM
Because somebody stole theirs!!!


Haha, that's the first thing I said to! I figure it was either another M3 owner that needed one, or a Civic owner that thinks they drive a M!

msweet
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 03:06:07 PM
I've had my //M valve stem caps stolen twice.... I now just have the regular ones back on.

chadeberly
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 03:21:50 PM
it was definately probably some dude who was like "mann" an m3 and him and his buddy were high :halm: and was like hey man take the grill... HAHA you got jacked sorry dude. nick name you car pirate or something. ok i killed it im out

chad

QuickChick
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 04:27:47 PM
If it fell off I would have been happier than knowing it got stolen. The only reason I know is because it was on before I went in. I was looking at my new car in the parking lot for a little bit. If not I would have assumed it just fell off, like you said.

Rev8k
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 04:35:16 PM
I wonder why they only stole one.
Because it's Connecticut. In New Jersey, they would've stolen both.

Steven Hung
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:15:53 PM
Because it's Connecticut. In New Jersey, they would've stolen both.
In Jersey City, NJ the car would be gone.

Rev8k
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:19:27 PM
In Jersey City, NJ the car would be gone.
:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

DaBean
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:28:19 PM
In Jersey City, NJ the car would be gone.

Promoting the tourist industry there are you ? :thumbsup: :agree: :dance: :beer:

shim
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:32:35 PM
Hey everyone!

I just picked up my 02 M3 last night. I took it to a local resturaunt with a friend, came out and someone stole my side vent on the drivers side!!! Do things like this happen often with these cars? I mean I only had the car about 2 1/2 hours before something was stolen. It wasn't a bad neighborhood or anything...just not the greatest luck I guess!

Thanks,
Mandi

well, i guess its time to get the black side grills :D

oh and nice cars you have. a female with taste.

RagingLamb
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:40:40 PM
it was definately probably some dude who was like "mann" an m3 and him and his buddy were high :halm: and was like hey man take the grill... HAHA you got jacked sorry dude. nick name you car pirate or something. ok i killed it im out

chad

I think you need to give Mandi her grill back.

Blackspeed
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 05:47:24 PM
Yes if you take the car out prepare to have it vandalized. :banghead:
I never had a car as much as a target as my E36 ///M. Mirrors knocked off at a bar egged twice at home intentional door dings etc. :soapbox:

Congrat on the car though. You have both the E36 and E46 ///M3's all you need now is an E30 :thumbsup:

M-Fünf
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 06:45:08 PM
That really sucks. Sorry to hear about it. I can't imagine it's a very expensive part to replace, though...probably less than the insurance deductable...

So, the side vents just pop out? I haven't tried to pull them too much but I'd like to take them out to clean the car better.

Rev8k
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 06:52:45 PM
So, the side vents just pop out?
A credit card will do...

acitydweller
Wed, Jan-19-2005, 07:07:07 PM
the side grills take 15 seconds to remove.

its just bad luck. just go to the dealer and say they fell out when you were driving and demand another ;)

withaJ
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 06:45:55 AM
Wow that sucks Mandi...I just read your other post that you just got it...hopefully it doesn't set you back much.

MLINER
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 06:50:14 AM
theres an excuse to get the blacked out gills.
www.bimmerfreak.com

VailM3
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 07:37:09 AM
Yes if you take the car out prepare to have it vandalized. :banghead:
I never had a car as much as a target as my E36 ///M. Mirrors knocked off at a bar egged twice at home intentional door dings etc. :soapbox:

Congrat on the car though. You have both the E36 and E46 ///M3's all you need now is an E30 :thumbsup:

Why is it that M's just get this all the time, or at least what i have read? Its just an M3? Its close to a 911 and CLK55 (of course not exactly) in price, yet do people break 911's or AMG's?

acitydweller
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 01:04:43 PM
it all boils down to kharma dude... what goes around eventually comes around.

QuickChick
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 02:40:13 PM
Yeah, I guess I just have no luck. I prob shouldn't have been driving it that night anyway since there was sand on the road so I guess I'm at fault as well...I am going to call the dealer today and see if they will replace it for free. Yeah, I know, I'm dreaming!

Chris@Sprsprnt
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 03:23:58 PM
QuickChick

The BMW part # is 51 13 2 697 607 and the list is $52.50. I would suggest a tube of superglue to aid in your installation and prevention of easy future theft :thumbsup: Chris

luxautodetail
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 08:25:43 PM
go to the dealer and get it repaired under warranty...say it flew off on the highway.

bluebolt_m3
Thu, Jan-20-2005, 09:06:57 PM
I had my side skirts stolen after about a month of when i bought it. It was a busy parking lot also. I ended up replacing the rivits in on my new side skirts with ones with star screws. Hopefullly they will slow down the thieves. I've seen M3's without the grills parked around, so i bet it's a common thing stolen.