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View Poll Results: Your Car Security?
Factory...I trust VATS and the stock system, never been broken into or stolen. 11 68.75%
Aftermarket.....never been broken into or stolen 4 25.00%
Factory, was broken into or stolen (considering aftermarket) 1 6.25%
Aftermarket, was broken into and stolen 0 0%
The club, or some other device added to stock security 0 0%
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Poll! Car security!

Since the Rat proclaimed this national poll month, I thought I'd start ANOTHER! Something I thought about after seeing 'the club' attached to JSeabert'* Mom'* van.

Let'* see how our Bonnevilles hold up to the criminal element!

My big boxer keeps an eye on mine and JSeabert'* cars, cuz he lives in the front yard. I personally trust the factory security and VATS, but it won't stop the 5% of true professionals......nothing will.
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Just got my factory alarm system, as far as I know it'* not been broken into. Broken, but not broken into. lol I guess I don't see the point of going to the trouble/expense of an aftermarket system, being as if someone wants it bad enough, they'll find a way to steal it.
A big boxer has to be a great theft deterrant. We used to have a boxer and she was really pretty grumpy with people who wandered into her space.
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I trust the factory alarm but would like the additional options aftermarkets can provide such as remote lights, remote windows, and car starter. Until I decide to go out and get a new one the factory alarm will do just fine for me.
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Factory alarm here too. Someone did try to get in my trunk last year and I hear a horn just constanly blowing. I looked out the window and saw my lights flashing and thinking thats my car. What the hell is goin on hear I go outside and a MotherF... with a postal uniform is trying to get in my trunk. He did get the keyhole out but didn't get that far because I was leaving out the house. Man he made me furious. I scared him off though and thanks to Gm'* alarm. I got my merchandise still in the car.
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There'* a little sensor going to a mechanical cable and connector in your trunk lid. If your lock is tampered with, even if they don't get the trunk open, it'll trigger. Neat little gizmo. Mine'* broken!
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Yes it is . I got to repair mine.
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I have an aftermarket alarm system. I use the Clifford Matrix 3 right now w/ extra piezo siren under the dash that is fused so it can't be shorted out and with an electromagnetic sensor so that if I even leave my windows down a bug flies through the alarm will go off. So far this has worked out well for me since I got great deals on the alarm and installation. But I plan on switching up to the Aladdin alarm system so that I know if someone opens the door from up to a 1/2 mile away plus I can put the Aladdin system in each of my cars but have it controlled by one remote unit. Again, because I get a good deal. So depends, I try to take precautions to make sure my car doesn't get touched or stolen.
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That must be a headache everytime a little disturbance accure the alarm goes off.
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Factory VATS system with aftermarket kill switch in remote transmitter!
Besides, Anyone dumb enough to steal THIS car will face theirs being stripped in 1 night by me!
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Yours would be pretty easy for the RCMP to spot.......I'd think. Funny you mentioned the kill switch. I've had a remote kill on all my previous cars.....disable the fuel pump. If it doesn't crank for 'em, they look for a kill switch, but if it cranks and doesn't start, they just think it'* a piece of junk and go elsewhere. This is the first car I've owned in 10 years that I didn't do this to.

My 98 Z71 had this, too, but I was so paranoid up in Seattle for 4 days (nobody drives their own car in downtown seattle) last november, I pulled a half dozen fuses out and took 'em with me, too!
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