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    I've been looking at Tracker's.
    Thing is they are about 350/400 quid+ with a yearly subscription of about 135 quid.
    I'm thinking this is a lot of money to drop maybe 5to10% off my insurance.
    I understand that it gives a good chance of recovering the car if stolen "not sure of the % recovered"
    Anybody know of a cheaper alternative.

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    Don't know of any alternatives, but you need to weigh up the cost against what you're paying for your insurance. If you end up with a figure that puts you in pocket then it's worth getting.

    There's an exceptional chance of getting your car back if stolen. Naturally the condition might not be the best, but if it's stolen to order then you're gonna be happy to get it back knowing it's probably going to be in pretty much the same condition as when you lost it

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    RAC trackstar was quoted to cara as this..

    http://www.rac.co.uk/web/shop/stolen-vehicle-recovery/

    ( thanks to mrs GSi for the link )

    includes european recovery too, so no need for seperate recovery scheme..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I've been looking at Tracker's.
    Thing is they are about 350/400 quid+ with a yearly subscription of about 135 quid.
    I'm thinking this is a lot of money to drop maybe 5to10% off my insurance.
    I understand that it gives a good chance of recovering the car if stolen "not sure of the % recovered"
    Anybody know of a cheaper alternative.
    one of these in the back seat?

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    So £300 for the tracker, £150+ for installation and £130 a year to maintain?

    It would have to make a serious dent in the insurance premium to pay for itself...

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    about £100 a year on her's....and the peace of mind that goes with it..

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    Here's a much cheaper alternative...not as effective, but weigh that up against the cost difference:

    A pay-as-you-go mobile phone, "hidden" in the car (i.e. nowhere obvious such as under the arm rest or in the glovebox), keep it switched on, and already registered with one of the numerous "track your loved ones by their mobile phone" websites.

    If the car goes missing, you go to the website and find where they reckon the phone is. Accuracy: 100 metres in big cities, half a km in towns, more than that in open countryside. Plus a requirement on you to keep the phone charged up. As for keeping the SIM active on the network, Vodafone for example say a chargeable call or a top-up must be done every 9 months - not bad I reckon.

    Certainly food for thought.

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    yep, there was another thread on this exact thing a while back.. i'll see if i can find it..

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    Definately don't want the phone hooked up to the power socket tho....

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