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    I live in a pretty nice (west side, yo) part of town, and I get courteous theives. They do that: They open the door when I leave it unlocked, check above the visors, check the glove box, check the center console, and leave. A few times now it's happened. They even leave the compartments/visors open so that I know that they stopped by. I'm thinking I'll leave a few snacks in there for them next time.
    The first time it happened they stole my semi-loose stereo equipment, but otherwise they were very careful about it and left everything else nice and tidy.
    And my truck's nothing to write home about.

    Maybe they're just practicing on your car.

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    The best deterrance is to go to your local sound shop and have them install a very loud horn in your car, wire up a decent alarm and set the sensitivity up, once a door is opened or a window is broken you blow out their ear drums with the alarm, they take off running. Sure you replace a window but thats better than a whole system and getting a new dash. Also make sure the alarm has a back up because they will open your hood and cut your battery wires to disable the alarm.

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    car alarms are worthless.

    When was the last time you heard one going off and thought, "there is a car alarm going off. I should check it out and report it to the police".

    That's what I thought. You do think however, "shut that f***ing thing off you bastard" and continue walking along merrily.

    Nobody cares anymore, so car alarms are pretty useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    car alarms are worthless.

    When was the last time you heard one going off and thought, "there is a car alarm going off. I should check it out and report it to the police"...
    They would probably just laugh at you... That's what gps, security systems, and computers are for, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    car alarms are worthless.

    When was the last time you heard one going off and thought, "there is a car alarm going off. I should check it out and report it to the police".

    That's what I thought. You do think however, "shut that f***ing thing off you bastard" and continue walking along merrily.

    Nobody cares anymore, so car alarms are pretty useless.

    Yes other people might not care, but i have taken a grip load of reports of vandalism or attempt burglary from vehicle that the thief was scared away by the alarm, it doesnt have to attract anyone elses attention it just has to scare the thief. Not to mention that if you are home and you hear your alarm you check it out. Obviously they arent 100% but they are a very good deterrant.

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    The only things I see as worthy to put in a car security wise would be a remotely activated immobilizer. If the car goes starts to wander away, simple to track and shut off the engine. And that is what I have. But if they get into your car, they will take what they want. Todays theives arent even phased by a car alarm. Just another annoyance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    car alarms are worthless.

    When was the last time you heard one going off and thought, "there is a car alarm going off. I should check it out and report it to the police".

    That's what I thought. You do think however, "shut that f***ing thing off you bastard" and continue walking along merrily.

    Nobody cares anymore, so car alarms are pretty useless.
    I agree with you, but only partially.

    To me, it depends on where the car is. In my neighborhood, the houses are packed tightly together and most cars are parked on the driveway and in the street (our front yards are small, so the cars parked on the street are relatively close to the house). If a car thief sets off an alarm in my neighborhood, they haul a**. And I can only imagine that it's because of the close proximity of all the homes/people/cars.

    BUT, in situations like parking garages, parking lots, public areas of city streets late at night... you're right, they could care less about the alarm.

    I live in New Orleans, and car theft is something you might call, VERY COMMON, in this city. I can tell you from experience though, that in my neighborhood, the folks that are most known for the breakins/thefts these days (the construction workers who came here from Mexico post-Katrina... how ironic! Here to help us, right?!) sprint like speedy gonzales when they set off an alarm.

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    this might interest you. a car was "stolen" one evening the owners noticed it missing the car turns up again the next day with a note saying sorry we stole your car but it was a emergency my wife gave birth on your backseat so i took your car replaced the backseat and filled the tank, what do you think? not every break in is to steal stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rissole View Post
    this might interest you. a car was "stolen" one evening the owners noticed it missing the car turns up again the next day with a note saying sorry we stole your car but it was a emergency my wife gave birth on your backseat so i took your car replaced the backseat and filled the tank, what do you think? not every break in is to steal stuff
    HAHA thats a million in one chance that would happen

    usually people target vehicles that have items visible from outside the veh

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