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    nighthawk74 is offline Junior Member
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    Lo Jack

    Hey all,

    I'm still kinda shy around here, but I thought I would poke some of you on this one. My parents recently bought a nice high profiel, high performance luxury car and the option stands for them to add this Lo Jack vehicle recovery unit. Has anyone every heard of this installed tracking device for which the police can apparently locate the stolen vehicle within 24 hours? Any good/bad personal experiences? I'm very curious as I may want to install this system in my vehicle. It seems pretty new and I don't yet know what the success rate is. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    I wasn't sure if you were kidding, LoJack's been around for a couple of decades. There are many similar systems out there. Some even allow you to shut down the vehicle remotely. I've only ever had LoJack on one of my vehicles, but, never had the need to use it. Luckily I got the dealer to throw it in, so, I didn't feel like I paid for nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky13 View Post
    I wasn't sure if you were kidding, LoJack's been around for a couple of decades. There are many similar systems out there. Some even allow you to shut down the vehicle remotely. I've only ever had LoJack on one of my vehicles, but, never had the need to use it. Luckily I got the dealer to throw it in, so, I didn't feel like I paid for nothing.
    I know the concept and technology have been out there for years, but I was asking specifically about this product line. My folks had the option to add it in with their recent new car purchase at the time, but my father said he wanted to do some research on Lo Jack before signing up. I'm also trying to get some feedback on their behalf.

    So, you said you never had the need to use it? You never felt like your car was likely to get stolen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk74 View Post
    So, you said you never had the need to use it? You never felt like your car was likely to get stolen?
    My wife's X5 came with it. And the vehicle was never stolen, so, I never got to see if the system worked and/or how well. They have a good reputation and from what I understand a high sucess rate.
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    From a law enforcement standpoint I can tell you that LoJack has been used very successfully over the years. I have no idea what the cost is, but I would say go for it if you can afford it.

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    If the dealer is trying hard to sell it to your parents then I imagine they are making a big profit on it. If a recovery system appeals to your parents you may want to look around at some other companies offering a similar product for less money. I know a lot of guys are wiring up their high dollar boats with locator systems that do all kinds of things like send you an email if your vehicle/vessel is moved more than a few feet in addition to being able to locate them. These systems do work well, when we got our BMW a couple years ago it came with a tracking/emergency response system built in and in setting up the system for the first time you activate it from the car. Took the lady that answered the call only a few seconds to tell us our exact location, including the name of the business whose parking lot we were in. I think we got a break on our insurance for it also.

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    I guess I'm stating the obvious, but LoJack should really only be a consideration if you really want the vehicle back after it's been taken.

    A friend of mine (blonde, in case there's any question) was recently talking into getting LoJack on her new Honda Accord... tell me how much sense that makes?

    Consider that the right insurance policy may be just as effective in minimizing your losses, or in this case, your parents' losses, and might be cheaper.

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