A 2001 Dodge Stratus has no active ignition disabler. Really? A 1998 Nissan did. Heck, my 1989 Mazda did.
I’ve had a couple of friends that have had their cars stolen in the last couple of years. One was a 1998 Dodge Intrepid and another a 2001 Dodge Stratus. I also had a chance to ride in a 2001 Chevy Malibu recently – which is really what brought out a lot of these thoughts.
- No power locks
- Loose carpet interior
(a finely stitched interior is nice, but american cars have a fluffy composition)
Not to mention the fabric and glue is more likely to tear and come unglued
- No Active Ignition Disabling System
Long before even the Gone in 60 Seconds Mercedes encoded keys
- Nothing that looks like an alarm (on vehicles without an alarm)
BMWs all have a “clown nose” that looks like an alarm. A little blinking LED on a radio or the dash does a lot.