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Cabrio
10-09-2004, 11:35 PM
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Coupe (303 stolen)
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Cabriolet (287 stolen)

Numbers extracted from

http://en.autos.sympatico.msn.ca/advice/standardart.aspx?contentid=4021482&src=News

How do these god damn car thieves steal our cars when they are immobilized without the keys? :mad:

How do we protect our cars? Boomerang or something?

Justin e36
10-10-2004, 01:31 AM
damn..

The 10 Most Stolen Models in Canada *


Hyundai Tiburon (757)
Acura Integra - 2-door (546)
Hyundai Accent - 2-door (506)
Subaru Impreza WRX (451)
Ford F350 Super Duty (368)
Kia Rio RX-V (350)
Dodge Ram 1500 - 2WD (314)
Honda Prelude (306)
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Coupe (303)
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Cabriolet (287)

The 10 Least Stolen Models in Canada *


Automobiles


Cadillac DeVille (5)
Pontiac Montana (7)
Buick LeSabre (16)
Mercury Grand Marquis (16)
Buick Century (18)
Pontiac Aztek (19)
Oldsmobile Intrigue (22)
Oldsmobile Silhouette (22)
Toyota Highlander (22)
Buick Regal (23)

boomerang is probably the best theft deterrant.. but you pay for it!

Cabrio
10-10-2004, 08:13 AM
damn..

The 10 Most Stolen Models in Canada *


Hyundai Tiburon (757)
Acura Integra - 2-door (546)
Hyundai Accent - 2-door (506)
Subaru Impreza WRX (451)
Ford F350 Super Duty (368)
Kia Rio RX-V (350)
Dodge Ram 1500 - 2WD (314)
Honda Prelude (306)
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Coupe (303)
BMW 325Ci/330Ci - Cabriolet (287)

The 10 Least Stolen Models in Canada *


Automobiles


Cadillac DeVille (5)
Pontiac Montana (7)
Buick LeSabre (16)
Mercury Grand Marquis (16)
Buick Century (18)
Pontiac Aztek (19)
Oldsmobile Intrigue (22)
Oldsmobile Silhouette (22)
Toyota Highlander (22)
Buick Regal (23)

boomerang is probably the best theft deterrant.. but you pay for it!


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According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada the anti-theft system that comes with all BMWs does not pass their standard test.

http://www.ibc.ca/vehinfo_pub_safety.asp

I am not too happy about that!

The IBC recommends installing an immobilizer. Apparently there are only 4 aftermarket models (other than the OEM factory installed tested and validated by them) that meet their standard:

Autowatch 329 Ti Immobilizer
Mastergard M6000 Immobilizer
Mastergard TK Immobilizer
Powerlock Canada Immobilizer

The Boomerang is nice to have as a second line of defence.

Does anyone know how much the Boomerang costs?

Miguel
10-10-2004, 08:17 AM
I cant believe there were 19 Pontiac Aztec's stolen last year. I'll bet it was just owners that are frustrated that they cant sell their ugly POS, so they have them stolen and burned to the ground.

Gotta love in$urance....

Justin e36
10-10-2004, 12:03 PM
Does anyone know how much the Boomerang costs?

Interesting you asked... I was on the phone discussing this with a certified dealer on Friday. I'm most likely going to go with a Boomerang setup on my vehicle as well.. just make sure they hide it GOOD since most cars are stripped within 12 hours after it's stolen.

It's around $550 for the unit, pager system, and 1 year of service. After that it's $12.50 a month for service.. (which really isn't that bad).. or you can pay a flat $600 I believe and you have lifetime service.

If your vehicle is stolen, there's a $200 recovery charge.

Sounds expensive... but when you consider how much you're spending for fire/theft on insurance... and this is a helluva lot better, it's not so bad.

Boomerang II can be seen through crates, underground, etc... unlike OnStar and the like.

Understated
10-10-2004, 12:08 PM
Interesting you asked... I was on the phone discussing this with a certified dealer on Friday. I'm most likely going to go with a Boomerang setup on my vehicle as well.. just make sure they hide it GOOD since most cars are stripped within 12 hours after it's stolen.

It's around $550 for the unit, pager system, and 1 year of service. After that it's $12.50 a month for service.. (which really isn't that bad).. or you can pay a flat $600 I believe and you have lifetime service.

If your vehicle is stolen, there's a $200 recovery charge.

Sounds expensive... but when you consider how much you're spending for fire/theft on insurance... and this is a helluva lot better, it's not so bad.

Boomerang II can be seen through crates, underground, etc... unlike OnStar and the like.

so wait a second, if you get boomerang II installed you no longer require that 'option' on insurance to cover ur loss/damages in the case of ur vehicle being stoleN? :confused:

However, i'd imagine after the car IS found u'd need insurance to cover the damages on the the car etc. :P :confused:

Cabrio
10-10-2004, 07:54 PM
Interesting you asked... I was on the phone discussing this with a certified dealer on Friday. I'm most likely going to go with a Boomerang setup on my vehicle as well.. just make sure they hide it GOOD since most cars are stripped within 12 hours after it's stolen.

It's around $550 for the unit, pager system, and 1 year of service. After that it's $12.50 a month for service.. (which really isn't that bad).. or you can pay a flat $600 I believe and you have lifetime service.

If your vehicle is stolen, there's a $200 recovery charge.

Sounds expensive... but when you consider how much you're spending for fire/theft on insurance... and this is a helluva lot better, it's not so bad.

Boomerang II can be seen through crates, underground, etc... unlike OnStar and the like.

Where and who is your Boomerang dealer? I may want to give them a call.

jeffrie
10-13-2004, 05:10 PM
Was reading the Bolitimore newspaper and on the front page (last summer) was an article on this, was a crime spree on high end cars & SUVs. How they were stealing our cars, Mercs and lexus was just simply walked into the house and take the keys of the counter or Key rack (which 99% of us probably leave them) in broad daylight and steal them from the drive way as their owners watch from the window.
Bold but seems to be effective.

Justin e36
10-13-2004, 05:19 PM
Yes.. this is true. Most cars stolen from houses are from breakins and the keys are taken.

Again, why I stress the importance of installing a fuel pump + ignition kill switch on your cars.

Justin e36
10-13-2004, 05:21 PM
Where and who is your Boomerang dealer? I may want to give them a call.

The number is 1.877.777.8722 ... they'll tell you the installer closest to you.

Understated
10-13-2004, 05:23 PM
how much is it to get one of those fuel pump/ignition kill alarm systems setup. What are the cons of having this? i am considering urging my parents to get something for their suv. especially here in rexdale...:D

Justin e36
10-13-2004, 07:52 PM
i'm not sure.. I do it myself for around $3-$5... check with your local car alarm installer/dealership for a custom job. If you need a place, let me know... I have some buddies who own these types of shops...

e36_freak
10-14-2004, 09:53 AM
"Hyundai Tiburon (757)"
???????????

bimmer_02
10-14-2004, 01:20 PM
wat is boomarang exactly, can someone explain ...... is it like connected to a sattalite.