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I've been told (and I know) that the new GTI will soon get a lot of attention from theives...

I know there isnt much you can do to really make your car safe from theft... if the guy wants it, he'll get it...

But what kind of alarm system you guys recommend?
I've been told I should get a Club + a 2 way alarm system with pager and all that... is it really worth the 600$?

I already have the Sherlock on allmy parts...

I love this car so much... But I have a bad feeling about having it stolen... it happenned ot me once... and this car offers so much more under the hood...

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The alarm system that's included, the immobilizer, and the fact that there aren't door lock nob things is enough to dissuade and confuse the indians up here from breaking into or stealing my car.
 

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hehe... the immobilizer you talk about is like an alarm that you added?

the 2 way Viper as is with some mercury liquid taht beeps if the car is moved or broken into...
 

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Man... this car as so many options and secrets... better read my book again...

So you think the immobilizer is enough? Getting a Viper would be a waste of money...
 

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This factory alarm is pretty decent.. especially with not having those lock knobs.. I have a friend with an M35 that has the keyless start, so you just have the fob in your pocket, but I think those are really suseptable to code grabbers... For the rims you can get 4 sets of wheel locks all around. If they want to steal your rims it will take them some time to machine off your 1 lock, but it would take them forever to machine off 4 sets of locks...besides that, what else can you really do, the club will slow someone down quite a bit, so time would be on your side... the biggest thing is to keep things out of sight..
 

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When my old car was broken into some idiot smashed the rear side triangle shaped window (on the Jetta behind the rolll downable window), right through the sticker that said "Alarm!/Alarma!" and tried pulling up the door lock nob. Alarm must have chased him away, as nothing was stolen, not even my radar detector. Shows you the sophistication and illiteracy of the crooks in these parts.
 

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Yup, less glass that way... its very common.. what else is really common is people leaving their keys in the doors/trunk when taking out groceries... its more common than you would think...
 

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Thanks for the heads up guys...

I really dont believe in bit alarm systems... Like I said if a pro wants the car he'll get it...

I guess that guy at the store I went for my mods scared me a bit... hehe
 

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batdelfuego said:
I've been told (and I know) that the new GTI will soon get a lot of attention from theives...

I know there isnt much you can do to really make your car safe from theft... if the guy wants it, he'll get it...

But what kind of alarm system you guys recommend?
I've been told I should get a Club + a 2 way alarm system with pager and all that... is it really worth the 600$?

I already have the Sherlock on allmy parts...

I love this car so much... But I have a bad feeling about having it stolen... it happenned ot me once... and this car offers so much more under the hood...

Comment or ideas?
Hey there.. I would have to say my story for you to understand me a little.. My previous car was a 2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. The car was fully loaded and then some. Just mention a few from full suspension and wheels to tvs and custom interior. I was the original owner, the wife says I took better care of that car than her. You can still see a pic of the ride at www.speedstyleandperformance.com

Well to get to the point.. My first break in was as the college in the parking garage where sucurity is always driving around. My ride was stripped and raped... "No one saw or heard anything".. Yeah right... I had a Viper alarm at the time. I re-built (bigger and better ofcourse). I upgraded the alarm to the highest model from Viper with the whole pager thing and tons of sensors.

Then came my second break in at my job this timethey took the wheels and all my seats. These guys were nice they left me my in-dash tv... Again, I re-built (bigger and better, thats the only way) This time I changed my alarm to the highest model from Clifford. From tilt sensors to motion sensors.. i even installed a camera inside the ride that transmitted the signal via FM freaquency to a reciever on my notebook computer which recorded 24/7.

My third break in just pissed me off. After dumping more than 25 grand on the car and about 3500.00 on security systems. I made my conclusion!!

Screw alarms... If they want it they can take it, thats why I pay a lot for ins.
 

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Wow man... I don't know how you redid it 3 times...
I know how pissing it can be to get a car you like stolen or broken into... It happenned to me once... but you really kepts trying...

Thanks for your story... I guess I just wont hold back... I'll just build and enjoy my GTI evey moment of it... Without thinking about it I guess...

Fk that alarm...
 

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Wow, Mog, it's like you're fighting some kind of war or something against burglary. Where the fuck do you live, man?

As far as my old car, I'm thankful to the idiot who broke in, as that window only cost $90 to replace and I didn't even bother to report it to my insurance. So thoughtful of him not to break a bigger window.
 

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Wow, Mog, it's like you're fighting some kind of war or something against burglary. Where the fword do you live, man?

As far as my old car, I'm thankful to the idiot who broke in, as that window only cost $90 to replace and I didn't even bother to report it to my insurance. So thoughtful of him not to break a bigger window.
I live in Miami, Florida.

I wish I would of never had to claim my ins cause I have had my policvy double on me in the last year.
 
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