Must admit I agree with that last comment, I've seen so many (what were) clean, original cars wrecked lately due to this current 'old skool' fad, which from what I can work out means taking a nice, near-immaculate car, probably owned by some old boy from new and never used in the rain etc, and then wrecking it by drilling on silly plastic arches, ripping half the interior out, lowering it, then thrashing the guts out of it until it dies, then it ends up either scrapped or in the hands of the banger racers. Fair enough, everyone has their own tastes, i'm not disputing that, but it just seems such a shame, as once these cars are gone, they're gone for good. It used to be mainly the Ford and VW scenes that were worst for this but it seems in the last couple of years that nothing is safe anymore. I know this as i'm looking for something 1980s that's clean and original at the moment and have seen so many cars where i just think 'if only i'd got to that before the last owner or two did'.
Anyway, back on the thread subject, it is really sad that you can't even leave your own car outside your own house without fear of it being vandalised or stolen, and I really feel for anyone who has had this misfortune. A couple of years ago some pea-brain tried to break into my 1999 T-reg Rover 214s by forcing a screwdriver into the drivers door lock. Don't know what they were hoping to achieve, as the car had an immobiliser and there was nothing valuable inside, just ended up costing me a new door lock and handle assembly