In Reply to: Theft Deterrents posted by Michael on June 22, 1999 at 19:26:33:
Lojack is definitely an asset. See www.lojack.com
for recovery stories. You might also look at VIN
number etching on all major parts and especially
the driver's side window - Have them make it Big
and prevalent. Lastly, if you part in a really
bad neighborhood, pop the hood and take the coil
wire with you from the distributor cap. Thieves
won't pop the hood to find out whats wrong while
the siren's wailing. .............. even the
best alarm can't always save you. Remember the
story of the guy taking a friend to dinner? The
bad guys shake the car, it screams, he goes out
and resets it. After it screams three and four
times, he turns off the alarm thinking it isn't
working correctly. Then they steal the car! Then
they strip it and leave it. The cops find it, the
insurance pays off and sells the car at auction.
The thieves are at the auction, they buy the same
car, legally get title, put all the stripped parts
back in the car and drive away legal. Get Lojack
for a fair shot at redemption, but remember,
nothing is foolproof.
: I know this isn't strictly an M5 question, but here it is, anyway.
: I was wondering if anyone has experience with LoJack as a theft deterrent/preventative. In addition, could anyone relate any stories as to whether their stolen vehicle was found using LoJack, and what condition the car was in when found.
: I have an E39 M5 on order and expected here in November, and I would like it to stay in my hands, if you know what I mean.
: Thank in advance for your help.