Vehicle Tracker systems

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  1. Koolvin

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    Has anyone had any experience with Vehicle Tracker systems?

    Hows it work? and do they rape your car installing the kit?
     
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    Yes and they damaged a pannel , but fixed it the next day. But the auto electrician who did my car kit said he loved mercedes as when you put them back together all the bits go back in perfectly.
     
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    Did you see where they fitted the transponder when they "trackered" your car fuzzer?

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    Yes , it was a passat vr6 estate and it was fitted onto the rear offside above the extra window you get into estates.
     
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    Ah cool, I thought I remembered reading somewhere that even owners weren't to know where their transponders were fitted.

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    Tracker system is v good being a ex PC I have recovered/chased quite a few vehicles system. I would recommend it to anyone, however you should not be told where the transponders are located in case your car is jacked.
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    What diference does it make if you know where is it anyway ?
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote </td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">What diference does it make if you know where is it anyway ?</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>

    In case they take you with the car/the keys off you etc - the theory is that if the fitters don't tell you where it is, you can't be forced to tell the thief, so he can't de-activate it.
    Similar reasoning - you don't get a sticker advertising you have it, so they don't pull the car to bits looking for it.

    IMHO, the one to go for is the system that alerts the company that your car has been moved without authorisation, ie without the ignition key. The other systems rely on you telling them your car has gone before the tracker is activated. If you've been away from your car for 12 hours or more it can be long gone - ie out of the country if you got hit by a professional team rather than a joyrider.
     
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    The one installed in our ML270CDi, was required by insurance companies, because of the value of the vehicle (best looking ML, you will EVER see)

    He took off 4 or 5 panels and everytime i walked over hed work on a different area, just to mislead me...

    I still havent bothered to find it, dont care really, but it is suppoosed to be a very good one, even though i cant remember the name! <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
     
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    BTW, he put all the panels back on properly after he had finished, unlike our local stealership when it goes in for warranty work. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
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    well, the GPS system one is the best aint it?

    what are the costs? the website is confusing.
     
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    I still don't see the big problem knowing where it is .. in fact it may get you out of getting a kicking from 4 or 5 guys !!


    Its not the kind of thing youre going to do , if they ask if its got a tracking device , the answer will be no everytime. If they want the car enough to try and steal it , let em have it .... Then ring Trackstar and tell them to start tracking it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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    </span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (Koolvin @ July 06 2002,12:33)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">RAC do a tracking system (trackster) as well....

    Tracker homepage: http://www.thankstotracker.com

    RAC trackstar : http://www.ractrackstar.com</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
    yeah, i've got one of these. seems accurate enough: during testing they did two &quot;fixes&quot; and both times got the street name, direction of travel and speed 100% right.

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  15. Mark300SL

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    Hi All

    I've just bought a 300SL and was talking to the alarm guy about fitting a tracking device. He said that unless it was an insurance requirement - not to bother !

    His argument was - having seen a couple of vehicles that had been recovered from fields etc - you dont know what other damage has been done to the car whilst in the hands of the thieves. sure the insurance company will fix the column, sort out any damaged locks and paint and then valet the car so it looks prisitine again.
    But what happens 1 month later when a mechanical failure occurs due to them thrashing the car to within an inch of its life?
    He said get an agreed value on the vehicle for an extra fee. the exta costs involved work out about the same as a tracker and although difficult - you could probably replace the car if you looked hard enough.

    Having said that - I spent 4 weeks and did over 600 miles looking for a pristine 300/500SL, I looked at 17 cars and turned a further 22 away by phone or Email until I found mine - But it was worth it <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    Mark
     

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