Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:57:40 -0500
From: "Francis J. Coviello" <francisjcoviellonopsampam.please.hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Automatically locking doors?


Yes, I had a similar experience several months ago when some lunatic approached my vehicle asking for a ride "anywhere". I was stupid enough to have kept my window down when I told him no. He reached into the vehicle to take my key. Fortunately, he didnt realize the key is in the center console in a saab. If it was not placed there, I may not be relaying this story today. Anyway, considering the lack of a cure for my common sense in such a situation, I would at least like to augment it a bit by having the locks automatically engage. My vehicle is a 2001 9-5 SE and I have seen no reference to auto locking in the manual. Any help would be appreciated. -Frank "H." <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk> wrote in message news:t5t39us9vm9373s5qudi8quvrsr5b52pgrnopsamcom... > >> As for those have said it is a stateside-oly safety feature, BE WARNED > >> - carjacking is alive and well in the UK, don't be fooled into > >> thinking we are above such things. I have twice had people try and get > >> into my car, only to be foiled by exactly the feature Francis is > >> looking for - well worth the 2 minutes it took my dealer to program > >> it. > > > >Twice? Aren't you protected by all of those laws on the books? :-) Just kidding. > >I feel safe where I drive, in Virginia. I don't have or need this automatic lock > >feature on any of my cars. > > All those silly laws count for sod all - in the second case, I had to > reverse away from the car that had blocked me, and then floor it > through a red traffic light - sod's law, the lights had cameras and I > had a lovely photo taken of my car. > > I went straight to the local police station, reported what had > happened, including one of the gang trying to get through my > convertible roof with a large knife....... and was lectured for ten > minutes on the rules of red lights and how I shoul;dn't have done > that........ stupid fools. > > However, I do agree that car-jacking's are hyped - yes we are now more > aware, yes such things do happen, but indeed the media have latched > onto the phrase as the latest favourite bit of sensationalism. I only > know of one other person who has been car-jacked, so taking all my > friends and family and colleagues to compile a percintile, thankfully > carjacking is still rare! >

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