lol, we probably did see the same program. Wasnt that a joke!? The little beeping thing reminded me of a bad atari game! Seems like for police it would be like using a metal detector to find a cufflink in a million acre field!zvezdah1 said:Jenn,
I think I saw the same program, it seems like a really primitive system and very labor intensive for the police. I can't believe they don't have something using GPS.
Lojack is only good if you live in a large selected metropolitan area, and like Jenn was totally underwhelmed by it.
Your dead on. the reason I'm getting LoJack are joyriders not chop shop types.JonM3Coupe said:I'm far from an expert on car theft, but logic tells me the Elise won't be attractive for profit-driven thieves. Because the customer base is so small, there won't be a thriving market infrastructure for stolen parts. It will also be a very hard car to sell/drive around town without calling immediate attention. Even selling it in a different city would be hard. The car's relative scarcity would make each individual car easier to track. No?
I can see Elises being stolen and imported overseas, but that requires organized crime -- which can make quicker profit selling M-B SL500s, et al. Less hassle, more cars to choose from, more money from the sale.
This leaves joyriders as the most likely thieves -- do they outnumber for-profit crooks?
Joyriders are going to have a pretty tough time stealing the car. You have to know how to open the door. The immobilizer has to be deactivated/bypassed. Some might not notice the start button and try to start using non-active third position in the key hole.wallabyguy said:Your dead on. the reason I'm getting LoJack are joyriders not chop shop types.
Heidi did have it installed. You can findfitnutrn said:i just went to the network car site, located a dealer close to where I live in los angeles but was told that they only install the unit on the cars they sell(audis and porsches), has anyone gotten this unit installed on to his elise?