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This one has bothered me for a long time. I have a few ideas, and I'm interested in your suggestions.

There are two scenarios, one of which you are driving, in the other you are forced into the trunk.

If I'm driving, I would just wrap the car around a telephone pole with no warning. There's a good chance I'd be wearing my seat belt, and with air bags I'd be okay. The perp would be unprepared and hopefully unconscious afterward.

My trunk ideas are as follows:

1) emergency trunk release

2) a siren or horn combined with flashing lights activated from inside the trunk

3) a fuel cut-off switch

The philosophy of giving them whatever they want doesn't work anymore. If you get jacked and they take you with them, you're going to die. What do you think?
 

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Add some firearm in the trunk also. Just don't forget the ammo.
 

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hypothetical situation here:

If they have guns, get the hell out of the car, let them take it, and then take your celly out of your pocket and call 911 and tell the cops which direction the car jacker is headed.

If they have a knife...its up to you. I know a dude I went to college with who is an amateur body builder (aka big and strong) and someone tried to carjack his black mustang convertible at knife point. He beat the living shit out of this guy with his fists and left him bleeding in the rode. I think he might have gotten a cut on his arm but he kept his car and he never even called the cops.

If the car is running, and in drive, stepping on the gas works too.
 

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I remember watching a thing on TV a few years back, telling little kids what to do, Anyway, it said if your locked in the runk, pull out the interrior padding stuff on the sides, and pull out all the tail light wires you can find, then when a cop evuentally pulls the guy over for having no brake lights or turn signals, and hears someone in the trunk= MAJOR BUSTED!!!!!

If it was me, in my car, and I was driving, well, a gun I dunno about, but if he had a knife or something like that, and we were moving, I wouldn't wrap the car around a telephone pole, but I would give them the ride of their life in my '93 Coupe DeVille, and scare the hell outta them........having only a driver side airbag in a car like mine helps if you really want to wreck up the car and survive and the other guy dosn't etc.....
 

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If they didnt take me with them....... Id just let them have the car..... Its just an infiniti, right?? :D

If they put you in the trunk, i would first try and get familiar with the trunk release mechanism...... On mine if i had a screw driver i could release the trunk without doing any damage...... On new cars, they have the glow in the dark handles you can pull on......
 

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I've got too much shit in the trunk to get thrown in there. full sized spare, oil bottles, coolant bottles, tool box, tire pump, original hubcaps, a bunch of rags, some stereo equipment i've been meaning to sell left over from the previous owner. If some dude tried to car jack me, i've got a torque wrench in the backseat.....
 

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The trunk thing is apparently their newest trick. They get you in a parking lot with the keyless entry and jump you from behind. Then they drive around for a few hours showing off their new ride to all their friends. When they finally get bored, they head out to the country, let you out, chase you around in the car, and eventually run you over and shoot you.

If your back seat flips down, I'd definitely keep a gun hidden back there. That way you could just flip the seat down and shoot them in the back of the head at a stoplight.

I'm not worried about saving the car or if I get blood and guts on the interior.

I heard that OnStar might put a panic button in the trunk to address this kind of situation. It notifies the police of the EXACT location of the car. That's about the coolest idea I've heard.
 

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Elvis said:
The trunk thing is apparently their newest trick. They get you in a parking lot with the keyless entry and jump you from behind. Then they drive around for a few hours showing off their new ride to all their friends. When they finally get bored, they head out to the country, let you out, chase you around in the car, and eventually run you over and shoot you.

If your back seat flips down, I'd definitely keep a gun hidden back there. That way you could just flip the seat down and shoot them in the back of the head at a stoplight.

I'm not worried about saving the car or if I get blood and guts on the interior.

I heard that OnStar might put a panic button in the trunk to address this kind of situation. It notifies the police of the EXACT location of the car. That's about the coolest idea I've heard.
NOW THAT was a GREAT POST

Remember the scene in pulp fiction when he shoots the dude and gets blood and guts all over the place...it was great
 

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AirJigga25 said:
NOW THAT was a GREAT POST

Remember the scene in pulp fiction when he shoots the dude and gets blood and guts all over the place...it was great


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Ever seen the movie "Lock,stock,& two smoking barrels"? Good movie
 

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I think everybody that suggested letting the guy(s) take the car are right. If it's possible anyway. If you're in the trunk, the tip about pulling tail light wiring is good but it could take a LONG time before a cop sees it. As for hiding gun in the car.....I think that's a little extreme but it would probably work.
The OnStar thing was a great idea, I hope they do it. I have a little rig I designed years ago. It's a remote fuel shut-off. You can shut the car down with a remote. This way you let the guy take the car and then as he pulls away, you hit the remote and run. ;) Never had to try it and only installed it on one car but it did work.
 

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My sollution.

I live in an area where there is so little crime that today there was a fender bender outside where i work and 5 cops showed up to it.

If i drive in a bad neighborhood i always have the windows up, the doors lock... and i NEVER stop for a red light. I keep rolling slowly until the light turns green... keep looking left and right int he intersection so if you need to hit the gas at the red you can
 

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In my car, the fuel pump is right behind a carboard-consisted liner...... So i could pull the fuel pump power lines and then he wont be going anywhere......

And no, at the risk of my life, I could care less about blood and guts in my car......
 

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I'm an afficionado of mafia movies. Two of my favorites are Goodfellas and Casino.

If you ever walk into your boss's office and he has some of that plastic sheeting painters use to protect the carpet spread out all over the floor, you know it's gonna be over soon.
 

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elwesso said:
In my car, the fuel pump is right behind a carboard-consisted liner...... So i could pull the fuel pump power lines and then he wont be going anywhere......

And no, at the risk of my life, I could care less about blood and guts in my car......
Then when he opens the trunk, use those golf clubs and the inoperative stop lamp harness and beat the shit out of him! :D
 
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