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Old 11-24-2005, 11:58 AM
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Oh - I see. Yes, we have those in the UK - called Tracker. No need in New Zealand really!

I had it in my Range Rover but never used it and had no falsing.

I would imagine that - unless you put it on a lorry and physically remove it - a modern BMW is almost unstealable without the key. Even a correct key that has not been "mated" electronically with an individual car will not actually work.

Mind you, the crackhead trying to pinch it will probably vandalise the hell out of it in frustration anyway!
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Old 11-24-2005, 12:06 PM
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www.LoJack.com.


I think the standard Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is good for most owners. I don't think it would have false trips or equipment malfunctions like some of those described.

It's the Early Warning Recovery System that can be troublesome to some, where you get those 'false alarm' calls. Those are good if you have kids who might sneak out with your car, you park in airport lots and would be out of town, or maybe have a business car where your keys may not be in tight control like your personal car.

But yeah, would I want the car back? Maybe if it were recovered within a short period of time from when it was stolen. I think it would be better for my Dakota, which is probably easier to take than the BMWs...
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Old 11-24-2005, 07:31 PM
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at the true dealer's cost (which is $375).
Not every dealer pays the same "cost" for Lojack...
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:07 PM
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what?
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you will be fine without it. go buy a gun instead.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:47 AM
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I bought my car a year ago in Seattle and it was offered then.
get lo-jack or don't get lo-jack?? hmmm let me think about that for a second....
NAWWWWW.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:49 AM
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you will be fine without it. go buy a gun instead.
Jacksprat's got that right and for you two in Seattle you might want a gun to fend off those pesky rioters anyway.
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Old 11-29-2005, 06:57 AM
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Not every dealer pays the same "cost" for Lojack...
the Porsche dealer started out wanting $700 for Lo-jack and after saying 'no' a few times they were down to under $500 and then asking me to 'name my price', my price was still 'no' and after what i have read here I wouldn't take Lo- jack for free!!
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:17 PM
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Exclamation Update and Raising Awareness

With the advent of legislation like the Patriot Act where Law Enforcement can get into your electronic business without your consent, you may want to keep that in mind. LoJack is a direct line to police and the NCIC computer. It is unlike GPS in that way. If you report your car stolen police activate the FM radio transceiver and track a very strong signal from patrol cars. What is the potential for abuse? The usual. Some loser will find a way and we pay the price for allowing devices we own and maintain to be compromised without so much as a protest. They have found a way to build a better prison at our expense where everyone can be tracked, monitored and disrespected at will. Call me crazy. I don't care, be aware.
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