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What's everybody think about the Lojack sys. I've heard of the 300's being pretty popular on the theft list, and I was thinking that it might be a pretty good idea.
What do you people think?
 

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I think it's not a bad idea.... I live in the city the FBI/CIA have rated "Safest city in the USA" for about 20 years running and I have one, but I also think if they want it, they're gonna get it no matter what safety measures you take. The LoJack, and similar systems, simply assist with recovery.
 

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I believe it's about $700., but don't quote me... there is no monthly fee, but they recommend the battery be replaced every 2 yrs. by LoJack at about a $70 fee. Because LoJack has a 90% recovery rate, most insurance companies offer discounts that offset these costs. Unfortunately, LoJack service is not available everywhere...
 

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We install a similar system. I have it on my C.
When my security system goes off, my cell phone rings to alert me.
I can then go online and track my car. I also can track my car anytime.
It also alerts me if battery gets below 12 volts.
If the car is crossing the border, even if I am driving, it alerts me.
Many more features and can be connected to an aftermarket security system to allow for remote-start from a far distance or unlocking doors.
Pretty cool and you don't have to rely on the police to track your car.
 

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Where did you hear that about the teft rates? I would venture to say the 300s are not taken that much, becuase its almost impossible to hot wire them. So unless they use a flatbed, you pretty secure from theft already.

Now if they want your super customised ride, or they are dealing parts, its gone, and in that case, a tracker might help. But joyrider-type thefts should not concern you.
 

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LoJack with Early Warning was one of the first things to go on my C. You can take it, but you can't take it far without me knowing....
 

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wesexcellence said:
We install a similar system. I have it on my C.
When my security system goes off, my cell phone rings to alert me.
I can then go online and track my car. I also can track my car anytime.
It also alerts me if battery gets below 12 volts.
If the car is crossing the border, even if I am driving, it alerts me.
Many more features and can be connected to an aftermarket security system to allow for remote-start from a far distance or unlocking doors.
Pretty cool and you don't have to rely on the police to track your car.
What is the system that you have called? I went to the your website but couldn't find it there. Got an approximate cost?

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wesexcellence said:
We install a similar system. I have it on my C.
When my security system goes off, my cell phone rings to alert me.
I can then go online and track my car. I also can track my car anytime.
It also alerts me if battery gets below 12 volts.
If the car is crossing the border, even if I am driving, it alerts me.
Many more features and can be connected to an aftermarket security system to allow for remote-start from a far distance or unlocking doors.
Pretty cool and you don't have to rely on the police to track your car.
Can you give me info on the system that you have on your car. I currently have lojack but the one you have sounds great. :banana:
 

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Ok this may sound wierd, but if my "C" were to get stolen, I am not sure I even want it back afterwards. I mean we all know how rental cars get driven, so I can imagine how a car thief would treat a stolen 300C. I think I'd rather have the insurance money and get a new car.
 

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kevenj -

They should have a heluva time gettin' the thing started. I'm under the impression the factory system that disables the car from running for (what is it?) like 6 seconds is pretty robust.

I'm assuming anyone that wants it is gonna flatbed it and try to pull parts off the car quick-like.
 

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LoJack also offers a phone alert feature for another $200-250.
 

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I'm pretty fortunate that I think there MAY have been 10 cars stolen where I live in that past year. Not like where I grew up (San Diego area). Up here my snowmobile is much more likely to get stolen than my car I think.
 

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Yeah, Hemeee - that's the "Early Warning" part - continuous monitoring of your car by the LoJack network with what they claim is the best covereage (even into underground parking garages) available. Total cost of my LoJack with Early Warning was $999, installed. But I think I got a break of a coupla hundred bucks as a 'repeat' LoJack customer...
 

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kevenj said:
Ok this may sound wierd, but if my "C" were to get stolen, I am not sure I even want it back afterwards. I mean we all know how rental cars get driven, so I can imagine how a car thief would treat a stolen 300C. I think I'd rather have the insurance money and get a new car.
Good luck on that one. Unless you paid cash you will probably be upside down once the insurance company's get ahold of you.
 

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What is the system that you have called? I went to the your website but couldn't find it there. Got an approximate cost?

Ken
There a couple of companies that sell systems of this type.
Viper has one called GPS tracking. It can be interfaced with any new Viper security system to do what I said earlier.
Intertrack, Securacom are others.
 

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Lojack puts tracking units in the police cars of the cities that sign up. The alert goes out, and dispatch notifies patrol. Here is the good part, the vehicle is tracked, not chased. The PD can hang back, and watch. What good does a system do notifying me, if the 300 is the only vehicle, where I am at? I don't run so fast anymore.
 

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Just wondering....
Can't the OnStar System track vehicles, too, if you called them up to report the vehicle missing? I know it's a GM thing (wish DC had it, too) but it sure would be much cheaper. Don't know, though, if their system can disable a vehicle even though they claim to do onboard diagnostics.

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wesexcellence said:
Good luck on that one. Unless you paid cash you will probably be upside down once the insurance company's get ahold of you.

Well I didn't pay them in turnips :) Seriously though, the "C" is mine, not the bank's. And of course I don't want it to get stolen, I just hate to even think about someone beatin' the crap outa my car and then getting it back only to have unforseen problems later.
 
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