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      04-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #1
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Help required on trackers AND inducing limp mode!

On Saturday morning will be picking up our new M3(new to us) - E92

The insurance company request to be "trackered" - i've asked them and they have NO demands on what type or to what level or what Thatcham category or whatever..........

I knew this beforehand - so its no problem - in fact probably gives you better piece of mind to be honest.

My Mrs has had a bit of a search and found that the "Cobra" system is well regarded............. whats the concensus on here?


ALSO........... the idea of having an engine kill or fuel pump cut-out or limp mode inducer linked to a hidden switch in the car.............

Someone mentioned a rev limit(1,000rpm or 3,000rpm) - they'll soon ditch it after realising it don't go!

Anyone else done this or have info on it???

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Chances are they will need to keys to drive it away, so if they can't start it, you will be getting a blathering until they can.
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Chances are they will need to keys to drive it away, so if they can't start it, you will be getting a blathering until they can.
that would be the beauty of the "limp-mode" - so they drive off but it drives like a 750cc fiat............

so they either ditch it......... or if they try and run, they ain't gonna get too far.........!
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......or get a quote off Admiral - they don't require a tracker on the M3 and were actually one of the cheapest quotes I had.

To be honest, if it's nicked I don't want it back!
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......or get a quote off Admiral - they don't require a tracker on the M3 and were actually one of the cheapest quotes I had.

To be honest, if it's nicked I don't want it back!
Maybe we could come to some arrangement?
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Admiral is the way forward, personally if my car gets nicked i don't want it back and got GAP insurance
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......or get a quote off Admiral - they don't require a tracker on the M3 and were actually one of the cheapest quotes I had.

To be honest, if it's nicked I don't want it back!
I am with Admiral too and no Tracker required also the cheapest quote I could find. Renewal due soon ... wait to see what they quote this time!
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I was with Admiral for the 335, but their muppets too deal with and weren't as cheap as Liverpool Victoria, for me anyway.
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we have 2 cars - both with my Mrs(older than me) and me as second driver

We need a company that will allow us to use/mirror HER 7 years no claims on both cars

LV did........... for the 335d and our Merc Viano - it was 1075 for both

some places were quoting 1000 ish - JUST for the 335d

Been on the price comparisons and LV come out way better - combined for the both

Looking like the M3 will be about 750 at renewal next year - but they want a tracker........

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PS. SO NO-ONE ELSE GOT A TRACKER????
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we have 2 cars - both with my Mrs(older than me) and me as second driver

We need a company that will allow us to use/mirror HER 7 years no claims on both cars

LV did........... for the 335d and our Merc Viano - it was 1075 for both

some places were quoting 1000 ish - JUST for the 335d

Been on the price comparisons and LV come out way better - combined for the both

Looking like the M3 will be about 750 at renewal next year - but they want a tracker........

Max

PS. SO NO-ONE ELSE GOT A TRACKER????
Having phones LV a couple of times, I have to say the were spot on and I could understand what they were talking about.
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Had a tracker on my scoob and paid for a lifetime subscription-bought,stupidly,just before I decided to sell it.especially as I had a Clifford concept alarm fitted too.
When I bought the 335d, I wasn't asked by any insurance company about the need for a tracker.
I ended up with insurance through LV and for peace of mind,I fitted a Clifford blackjax in the first week of ownership.Again,not at the request of LV.
I keep on banging on about this system,but fitted properly it takes away the need for a tracker and is a real-world security system ie covers modern day offences of car jacking and mainline burglaries for your keys.The likelyhood of having your car thraped to death are non-existent as they won't get further than the end of your road-a safe distance to get out of the equation!
Just my observations mind!
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Maybe we could come to some arrangement?

mmmm, where shall I leave the keys ha ha
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You would have thought that the internal SIM card that can be used as a location system on the M3 would be sufficient as a tracker for insurance purposes.
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