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Old 04-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #15
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This is why I pay insurance.. its their problem to deal with it..

I agree that visual deterrents are usually the best (except in certain circumstances). Personally on my truck i have a fancy alarm led assembly thats flashes like night rider but is hooked to nothing by my ignition ground (when key out of ignition it turns on).. most people think i have this fancy pager/alarm system, but it cost me $15.00. Now if your vehicle is going to be parked for a long period of time (vacation, at the airport, winter storage) I feel its best to drop that 2nd key like tag has or even just disco the negative off the battery or flip a kill switch($1.00 plus install) to off..

There are generally 2 kinds of thieves, opportunists and planners. The opportunists are just looking for a quick buck and little work, the visuals generally warn them off. The planners will get your car, period. Thats what insurance is for.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:09 PM   #16
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I live in an area with VERY little crime. But if i take the camaro traveling i'll have a cut off. ( to keep friends from going for an unapproved ride) and probabally some sort of pager alarm, low jack is a must. ... this will be the worst nightmare of a car thief I take things personally, and am a very capable individual.

Like Tag said play it smart. park in the light, where it will be visible from your seat in a restaurant. ( don't be afraid to tell a waitress you want to sit where you can see your car) LeaveNOTHING . no cd cases, no brief case for christ sake don't be my brother in law and his buddies. leave 3 PC's with secure company information in the back seat of a rented taurus in huston.

Cell phones, designer sunglasses, if your carry don't leave your handgun in your car, always look around when you get out... is your car being awed or scoped. do people move toward your car as soon as your turn your back a little.

other protection... if the parking lot slopes down hill don't park at the bottom. park off to the sides. don't park near other people if you can help it.. walking is good for you and your paint.

yup, we all have insurance... but it's a pain in the ass to do without your car while it's fixed.. or replaced, and insurance is NOT going to replace that nice new camaro... they aren't paying you for any upgrades you do or an exact car. And if you do get something comparable or the cash to compare back your premium will be adjusted accordingly. or if you have good insurance. someones will. I once totaled a grand am with 152 miles on it... and they tried to dock me for the real "value" of the car.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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The difference between my daily driver and the new Camaro is that they won't want your CD's, stereo, etc. They want that car! That is why I plan on driving it nonstop on weekends. No going to the store for milk and bread, or even car shows.
Not true, people break into Corvettes all the time to take radar detectors, stereos, sun glasses, CDs, etc.

Id never let any thug limit how I use my ride, sorry.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:17 AM   #18
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Has anyone forgotten that this is a GM car and that they have On-star? I think they have a pretty good success rate with system which has a GPS tracker in it. The most stollen vehicle is the Cadillac escalade. I wonder what the recovery rate is for these vehicles.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:22 AM   #19
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From a Police point of view, on star sucks. We get calls from on star all the time because someone pressed the panic button or the vehicle thought it got into an accident. Supposedly, the on star folks are to call the vehicle back, but some of these people don't answer...I don't know how that works. On star calls us and says "Make this location for a panic/accident (whatever the sit. might be) button on an 06 Bla Bla car." Never found one.

Lojack is cool, but you have to pay ur dues and keep it updated. Some of our police cars are fitted w/ lojack. As soon as the lojack is activated, it's supposed to send a signal to our patrol vehicle. The only problem, majority of the time that lojack is turned on, that vehicle is long gone already. Now, the company can track the vehicle....across the country which is reallllly cool. I've seen that happen before on a TA. Lojack is one of the best ideas if you really want to get your car back asap.
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Unless you travel out of town frequently, plan to use your phone through it or use the services to find restaurants, etc, I find Onstar to be a waste of $$. I only used it to show friends how it worked
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:42 PM   #21
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I live in a different world in North Dakota, half the time I leave my windows down and the car unlocked. Occasionally cars get broken into but that is a sunfire with a loud system or something along those lines in order to get stereo equipment. I don't think that I have heard of many straight up car thefts.
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