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Is the fit easy to steal???

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:13 PM
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Any car can be stolen, if the thief wants it bad enough. No security device or system is 100% fool proof. Maybe the only way to ensure you will possibly get your car back after it's stolen to the put Lo-Jack on your car. The club devices are such a joke, I don't even bother...
 
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:26 PM
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its not the kind on the steering wheel, its the one that goes from the brake pedal to the floor. i seen the bar on some infomercial with demos showing it as bullet proof, hacksaw proof, and even liquid nitrogen proof. i know nothing is 100% protection. however i think if they know they cant steal it within a few min they prolly wont bother. seeing that big @$$ hefty bar on my pedals should make most thieves think twice. at least thats what im hoping.
 

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Old 08-23-2006, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cliu
he states he has one that locks the clutch/brake/gas pedal. you are talking about a lock that locks the steering wheel. those are two totally different kinds of locks.
The one I had hooked tightly under one pedal (I think had it under the brake) plus locked around the steering wheel. There are many different types, but apparently most of them are easy to remove.
 
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by corey415
The immobilizer will only stop an amateur thief.

"I went to see Montes at his custom motor-cycle shop about a half hour south of San Francisco and asked him how someone could have stolen my car. He just laughed. ďIf I want to take your Civic, Iíll do it in 10 seconds,Ē he said. Then he confirmed Hyserís story. The mythical Honda override exists: Itís a series of presses and pulls of the emergency brake. Each car, it seems, has a unique override code, which correlates to the VIN."

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The way i see it, there are two types of thieves. Amateur and Expert.
An amateur thief is the only type of thief with the desire to steal a Fit, but may or may not have the ablility to do so, (unless you leave the keys in the car while going into the 7-11).
An expert thief isn't going to waste her time on a Fit, she'll be looking at BMW's, Mercedies, and Acuras.

The bottom line: if your gonna invest the time and energy to steal a car, why waste it all on a $13,000 Fit, and instead go for a $30,000. Acura instead?
 
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by LuxuryFit
The way i see it, there are two types of thieves. Amateur and Expert.
An amateur thief is the only type of thief with the desire to steal a Fit, but may or may not have the ablility to do so, (unless you leave the keys in the car while going into the 7-11).
An expert thief isn't going to waste her time on a Fit, she'll be looking at BMW's, Mercedies, and Acuras.

The bottom line: if your gonna invest the time and energy to steal a car, why waste it all on a $13,000 Fit, and instead go for a $30,000. Acura instead?
why does the theif have to be a she????
 
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Originally Posted by quangalang
why does the theif have to be a she????
Cause anyone who steal is a b*tch!
 
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by quangalang
why does the theif have to be a she????
Don't you think it would be sexest against women to suggest only a guy could steal a car?


Don't get me started . . .
 
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Old 09-07-2006, 02:23 AM
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girls are nice they dont steal LOL
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:01 AM
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Like others have said, if they wanted the car, they will find a way.

I have heard a lot of people who have gotten their cars stolen even with the "bullet proof" autolock. Even though its bulletproof, they can still bend the pedal arm and shimmy it out.

(sry for being so late to this thread)
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Weezer View Post
Then why not buy a new one and make 5k?
LOL!! That's the best joke I've heard all day
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by quangalang View Post
girls are nice they dont steal LOL
LIES! They steal the content of your wallet!!!

*hides from the female Fit Freaks* muahaha
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:38 PM
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I tape a close up of my overweight grandmother to the steering wheel. It's a deterrent with a perfect record; no one can stand looking at that woman for even a second.
 
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#1 stolen vehicle here is a dodge caravan.. circa 1992-1994 or so.. which I also have.. which was stolen once and almost stolen a 2nd time last year (immobilizer stopped the 2nd one, but didn't stop the damage they did when it wouldn't start)

Not for parts or cruising but was told they're stolen so the thieves can steal more stuff from some place they break into (someone's home, business, dozens of car stereos in one night, whatever).

I'd suggest a visible form of theft "proofing" your car like the steering wheel lock or highly visible clutch/brake type lock, or brighter stickers saying it has an immobilizer to prevent thieves most likely to damage something from trying in the first place(move on to an easier target).

On the caravan I now leave it unlocked and hope the thief can read (immobilizer sticker on each window), it's been rummaged through a few times but I keep absolutely nothing of value in there heh. So far it's helped prevent the passenger door from getting MORE knicks/holes/scratches underneath the handle.
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:58 PM
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its my thought that no car is "unstealable" its just how hard... an immobilizer is gotten around... actualy pretty easy.... but u need lots of expensive computer stuff and not be a moron.... im sure Fits will get stolen... it sux yes but thats what insurence is for.... or Lo-Jack. i doubt that the fit is any more stealable than any other car equipped with an immobilizer....i mean even ferraris *sp?* are stealable....
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ngoldberg View Post
If you plan on getting a remote start your car becomes much easier to steal, why you ask? because you need to give up one of the keys so that the shop can permantly install the chip in the car. At that point it is no harder to steal that hot wiring it.
there are other options rather than giving up a key for your autostart. I install hundreds of automatic starters a year, and on the fit i use a programmable module. It self learns the chip in the key, and sends the signal through the vehicles data wires. there is no key left hidden in the vehicles as it used to be done in the past. Idatalink.com sells the modules i install in vehicles. they are the best solution for doing an automatic starter in the fit. I myself have one installed in my fit.
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:32 PM
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maybe so, maybe no...

Girls might or might not steal.
But a Suzuki Burgman 650 will not do 120 MPH.
That ain't sexist, it's just fact. The wheels are too small to get that kind of top-end from that engine. On the upside, you can haul lots of beer on a Burgman.
 
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by FITrunner View Post
LIES! They steal the content of your wallet!!!

*hides from the female Fit Freaks* muahaha
EXACTLY!! cause you've got more in the wallet when you drive something economical like the fit
 
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by loganjnt View Post
I actually came out tonight from work and I had a scratch (that was not there Friday at least) on my driver's door at the top near the gasket. Looked like someone may have tried to use a wire hanger or something on my door. (would not be so suspect if 2 other people had not been broken in to just in the last week here at our mall)
you know, funny thing, i had the same scratch, and the gasket looked like it had been dislodged a bit... luckily, the fits have decently thick doors, and the pole-type door locks are WAY harder to shimmy with a coat hanger than the paddle style... though the door lock button is kind of out in the open...

one more thing, i noticed that if you just pull the locks up, the alarm will still go off if you open the door... i don't know if pushing the unlock button on the door will disable it...
 
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by pNz View Post
someone already tried to steal mine and didnt get it if that helps lol
And what a big surpise, you live in California....
 
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:06 PM
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yeah u can pick it up and carry it away
 
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