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Texas_Rangers 08-08-2019 12:52 PM

Safely parking your car?
I am in the beginning stages of buying a Huracan, but I have one hang-up.

I'm a little worried about security. Specifically, there are millions and millions of people in Dallas, and I don't live in the nicest areas of Dallas.

There have been reports of armed thieves coming up to people as they exit their car at their apartment complex, and demanding the resident hand over the keys.

I'm a little worried about a similar situation occuring with my future Huracan.

I'm not a super-rich person, but I have saved enough for a Huracan. So I can't exactly live in a gated home with private security. But I could find an apartment complex with secure parking.

These are the solutions I can think of. Do you guys have any other suggestions?

1. Rent a townhome apartment with an attached garage. But, not totally invulnerable to "thieves" as they could run in the garage when I park.

2. Stay at apartments with "controlled parking" ... would be best if was a security guard that manually lets each resident in the community.

3. Store car at "exotic car garage" and come pick it up when I want to drive it

I know I may be overthinking this, but I've had 4 or 5 notices in the last year of armed men taking vehicles, and I think I'd be an easy target with a bright green Huracan.

REKIII 08-08-2019 01:02 PM

Arm yourself? Guard what is yours. Get training to be confident with your firearm.

While I am serious about protecting yourself, if you have the option to move, you could do so but you will only improve the parking situation, which is probably more critical and/or likely than your armed robber scenario. Theft/damage will more likely occur if parked unsecured.

Otherwise you could see if your complex owner will install one of these with a 4 point camera system and guard tower.

Texas_Rangers 08-08-2019 07:13 PM

Storing Lambo in a Big City
To those who live in a big city----do you take any special precautions storing your Lamborghini?

I live in a big city (Dallas). There's many people in this city, and I assume some might have bad intentions.

How do you store/protect your car? Especially if you're living in an apartment complex?

I've looked at exotic car storage places that have 24/7 access, where you can safely store your car. But would like to hear if I'm going overboard, or not?

10Seconds 08-08-2019 08:43 PM

Don’t over worry the issue. I am assuming you will have insurance. So as long as the car gets taken, you are covered. Just don’t get killed over a stupid car.

Now for a whole host of reasons like trying to keep it clean and looking sharp etc, by all means get a place with a garage to live in.

Not sure what part of the city you live in but plenty of nice places to live there that won’t break the bank and have a garage. You don’t have to be in the park cities.

Drew Zee 08-08-2019 09:02 PM

Three things are needed:

(1) Enclosed garage
(2) Biometric pistol safe next to bed
(3) Pistol to put into biometric pistol safe next to bed

After that... I’m out of ideas.

kubadat 08-08-2019 09:41 PM

You'd want a garage to simply keep it clean and ding free. But if a thief wants it, no need to stress over it; let them have it and live to talk about it. Insurance will cover a replacement.

Jimmy J 08-09-2019 06:58 AM


Originally Posted by Texas_Rangers (Post 1975386)
I'm not a super-rich person, but I have saved enough for a Huracan. So I can't exactly live in a gated home with private security. But I could find an apartment complex with secure parking.

Totally understand this situation.

If you need to get an apartment with shared secure parking, that will do.
Just park it and make an effort to cover it whenever it's in the parking complex with one of those car covers that don't have the "Lamborghini" logo emblazoned all over it.
This makes it a lot less noticeable and no one will bother looking or touching it (trust me).

If worse comes to worst and you can't get the apartment with any parking, get one of these secure, touchless car covers from Vertar :evil:
They're resistant to hail, grenades and antifa.

Congratulations on saving up for the Huracan. Go get it.

Russk 08-09-2019 08:37 AM

I think you have every right to be concerned. If mine wasn’t in a closed alarmed garage I would be nervous as well and I live in a nice area.

DXM31 08-09-2019 02:11 PM

I don't know what an exotic car garage would cost. What I do know is, my sons girlfriend while they attended SMU had a Gallardo SL and when she was out of school over the Christmas break she kept it at Old Parkland's parking garage, they have 24 hour security. I've also seen other cars stored there like an F40 and old Rolls and a P1 at different times. In case you didn't know Old Parkland is near downtown.
Even a gated apartment would not stop a thief unless maybe it was attended.
Maybe you could install a motion sensing flood light with a camera(like Ring) so if someone is lurking around your garage you be notified??? I dunno man, tough call.

Ohlgren 08-09-2019 06:23 PM

Others can correct me if I am wrong, but a Lamborghini is not an easy car to move if stolen. I don't think they get stolen very often. If you report a stolen bright green Lamborghini Huracan, it tends to get noticed and becomes hard for the thief to sell.

I did hear about exotics getting stolen and shipped to Russia and eastern Europe, but that was a long time ago. I haven't heard about it happening in a long time. (Gone in 60 Seconds was based on this).

I would be more worried about jealous vandals than car thieves. A garage and insurance would be my recommend.

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