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Old 05-17-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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LOJACK

Hey guys,
Ive been looking into better features for the car and ive been thinking about lojack. Does anyone on here have lojack? Does anyone have any storys on them? also did it lower your insurance cost? If so by how much?
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Unless your Nissan Quest is on this list, save your money.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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lol its not for my nissan quest, i'm waiting for the 2013 camaro pricing to come out before i order mine!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #4
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I have it. My insurance gives me a discount for it. I haven't had my car stolen, but I do know it works... The battery in the Lojack keyfob needed to be replaced. It wasn't 15 minutes before Lojack was calling me telling me the car had been moved.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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Onstar does the same thing expect they can also remotely kill the engine on the would be thief.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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You would probably be better off with Onstar. I'm in law enforcement and we have recovered several Motorcycles with LoJack but I can't recall any cars. The thing about LoJack is that not all patrol units have the LoJack antennas in their units to pick up the signal so you're relying on the hopes that there's an officer available to track the signal. Now I've personally been involved with several Onstar stolen vehicle recoveries. The good thing about Onstar is that they call our dispatcher and the dispatcher relays the information to all on duty officers which makes it alot easier to track and recover the vehicle along with them being able to shut the engine off.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #7
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I have lojack. Once while my car was being worked on it was moved without the key. Within a minute or so I was notified my car was possibly being stolen. Not only was I surprised but the shop was too since I called them while they were still moving the car. The early earning feature definitely works.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 AM   #8
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We have had a really back experiences with onstar on my grandparents buick. My grandma (91 years young! lol) way driving back home from the beauty salon when she got disoriented and was lost and went down an abandoned street and hit a guard rail. She called us telling us that she didnt know where she was that she had an accident. Onstar called the car like they were suppose and asked her if she was ok and she said she was fine so they didnt do anything. We called onstar trying to get them to tell us her location but they refused to tell us.Even though we had all the information necessary. All they kept on telling us was that she was fine she said which is great but she has no idea where she is! so we had to go searching for her, about 3 hours later we found her no thanks to onstar. Onstar wouldnt send anyone out since they said it hadnt been 24 hour since she had gone missing!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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I went with LoJack....I cancelled ON-Star anyways...I've only heard good things about LO-jack...I think its well worth the peace of mind...
I was told even by my dealer, that all thieves have to do is cut some wires by the mirror and ON-star is worthless....All major law enforcement agencies around here use it...The early warning thing, they call up to five phone numbers if there is a problem...I think its awesome...I want my own car back, if its stolen...not just kiss it off and get another one...
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Another advantage to Lojack is that it uses radio instead of satellite. If your stolen car is loaded into a container, Lojack will still work, Onstar won't. I kept both. Peace of mind is worth it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:04 AM   #11
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Another advantage to Lojack is that it uses radio instead of satellite. If your stolen car is loaded into a container, Lojack will still work, Onstar won't. I kept both. Peace of mind is worth it.
I've heard that On-star has problems anyway in metro areas where the buildings can block the signal. And with On-star you gotta report it stolen only after you physically discover its gone, LoJack is practically instant, you can be anywhere and know its moved.

As far as insurance, there is a discount for an anti-theft device, but I don't think its any more for Lo-jack.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #12
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Onstar does the same thing expect they can also remotely kill the engine on the would be thief.
actually I don't think onstar turns a car off mid drive, because of liability issues with no power steering when the car is off.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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Another advantage to Lojack is that it uses radio instead of satellite. If your stolen car is loaded into a container, Lojack will still work, Onstar won't. I kept both. Peace of mind is worth it.


I have it on all three of our cars.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:24 AM   #14
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Lojack is a waste of money imo.

The equipment law enforcement agencies need in order to track vehicles, cost a crap ton so most agencies actually don't have the equipment. Only the big cities can afford to have it and even then probably less then half of the patrol cars have the equipment installed. What's the point in having it if you are in an area that doesn't have the equipment needed to track your car?

The number one reason I hear about people getting Lojack is because they hear how easy it is to disable Onstar. Well guess what, Lojack is just as easy if not easier to disable then Onstar and Lojack signal is even worse. I've got some friends are are repo men. If you can get a hold of a repo magazine you will find a little device that costs about $20 that plugs into the cigarette lighter and it completely disables Lojack. For Onstar, you can't simply just clip a wire at the rear view mirror or knock off the antenna (all this does is lower the signal strength but it still works).

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Another advantage to Lojack is that it uses radio instead of satellite. If your stolen car is loaded into a container, Lojack will still work, Onstar won't. I kept both. Peace of mind is worth it.
Actually your logic is flawed. If you car is put in a container neither will work. You can test this for yourself if you don't believe me simply using a box truck.
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