asianml - 12/23/2005 9:55 PM
starcar126 - 12/23/2005 10:52 PM
Owner stupidity is still the thieves best friend.
A hidden ignition wire switch is still one of the best and cheapest deterrents around. Most car thieves don't care about alarms alone. The car is gone within two minutes anyway. Stealing the very expensive cars? They car jack them at red lights to avoid complicated systems. [:(!]
But don't very expensive cars lock when you drive?
locks dont help if someone is pointing a gun into the cracked window.
they only keep honest people honest.
my car theft story goes like this:
my vw lost its rear oil seal and i learned the hard way to shut one off right when the light comes on...so i did. i pulled off to the shoulder, hoofed my ass to the next fuel station and called home.
my brother brought his truck and money to rent a tow dollie to get the poor little beastie home.
we went to u-haul and rented the dollie, came back and the bugger was gone. no trace of it at all.
we went to the police station to make a report and they asked what we wanted them to do about it. uhh...maybe look for it?
three years later, the police called us and asked if we ever found our car.
it was a nice little car, 68 model, stereotypical story. the 85 year-old man across the street(mr eddie martin-- he played baseball in georgia if any of youall remember him) bought it new, was the only person to ever drive it. he had knee surgery and couldnt drive a manual anymore. sold it to us for 1500 bux. original paperwork from the purchase, all literature. even the window sticker and warranty card registered to him. 56,000 miles since new.
boy that was a nice little car.