So, while looking for a new car for the Mrs., we ended up getting a new (used) car for me as well. Having driven a '93 Honda Civic hatchback for ages, I upgraded to a…2003 Honda Civic hatchback.
The problem, of course, is that Civics are extremely popular models to get stolen. Though I had been broken into several times, no-one ever bothered to try to steal my '93. I’m not so confident the new one will be treated so generously.
So, besides my Club, what theft-prevention devices would you recommend–ones that have worked well for you in the past, and ones that you’ve found to be particularly effective and economical.
My old Honda had a little toggle under the steering column where a plastic key would fit. If you removed that key, the car wouldn’t start, even with the main car key. I really liked that–something that, beyond a mere deterrence, actively disabled the car until I would come back.
I’ve heard of LoJack but don’t know anyone who has it (to my knowledge). The auto dealer tried to sell my on one that was fully GPS-interactive, to the point that you could pull up a satellitel image of where your car is at any particular moment. Though I’m sure this is quite helpful, it was a tad expensive ($1K) and way too Big Brother for my taste.
So, any ideas or testimonials? Thanks.