How do any of ye know than an insurance company won't pay out if the car was left ticking over on private property?
I don't thing they would have much choice,if that was the case there would be no point of us having any type of insurance.
It's fairly obvious.
You leave a car open with the engine running & the keys in it. Why would the insurance pay out?
Sure you could expand that to leaving a window open, or not turning on the house alarm.
Voids the insurance??
The car was stolen. End of story.
Check the small print.
Yes - happened to a customer of ours last year. Company had to pay us for the total loss of the car as the Insurance company wouldn't cover the car, that was left unlocked, with the engine running, on the driver's driveway. Expensive lesson for all involved, driver ended up just about keeping her job, but was on a final written warning.
Back on topic - I'll keep an eye out for it OP. Wouldn't surprise me if it ended up in the general vacinity of our office
Just in case the plates have been changed, is there anything that would make it stand out? Does it still have the 520d badge on the back, or just an M? Standard 18" wheels, or the upgraded 19"?
The reason I would ask or want to know how the car was stolen would be so that I would know infuture myself and try to avoid such a situation. Like now, I never leave my keys within reach of the letterbox.
I'm guessing there are a number of BMW looking for flood damaged engines replaced and such a car is heading for a breakers yard.
Scrapes over back pas wheel arch, m badge on the boot missing the stripes, no other badges.
I agree with a previous poster re floods and requirement of Spare parts. I'd say the car is in tiny pieces now. Now I hope not and wish the owner the best in retrieving same but I wouldnt be exactly confident. Yeah I'm a half glass empty merchant but these are the cold facts.
Keep this on topic. The nitpicking is ruining the OP's thread. Only and final warning.
I live in celb, sorry to hear about this.
Do these 5 series have a sat./wireless computer link to the BMW main computer.
Sorry to hear that OP, I'll keep an eye out for it. If you have any photos of the car, maybe put them up. Especially the previously damaged area if you have any photos of it.
Thanks guys for keeping an eye out.
They say bad luck comes in three's, well 2 down, my own car is now in the garage and needs a new radiator, never rains but it pours.
I wonder if many people have recovered stolen cars, any idea of %?
Gardai said it would normally be parked up somewhere for 7 - 10 days.