Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:45 pm

Would you expect anything less from a company owned by the federal government? I have been actively seeking to disable this system since I bought my truck. Looks like my suspicions were proven correct:

:shock:

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=628&sid=2555966
SMITTY
 
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Re: Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:52 pm

Yes, even if you turn it off it will still track and record your speed and location every second of every day. Rip it out completely.
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Re: Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:07 pm

Yep - will be doing that ASAP. :yes:
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Re: Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

PostBy: jpete On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:28 pm

And now they are selling rear view mirrors that you can retro fit into any car. Part of the reason(besides no $$) that I won't buy a new car.
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Re: Own a GM? Big brother is watching! Onstar tracking .....

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:35 pm

I hear that. Biggest mistake of my life buying new. Not just the damn payments every month - that's bad enough .... but then your insurance goes thru the roof, sales tax is enough to choke a horse, then every year in MA you get hit with excise tax based on the vehicles value. I've grown accustomed to $5 excise bills over the past 20+ years or so .... then I get hit with one just shy of $400!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

If I had taken the amount of cash I spend on the truck, taxes, insurance, and accessories, I could have built a 100% stainless steel '71 Chevy C20 with an overdrive tranny, tranny splitter (adding 4 more gears) that would have had more power, better mileage, & outlasted my current truck by several decades. Then I'd have enough left over to build another barn, re-roof the one I currently have, buy a few more motorcycles, & a few more cars for the wifey. :|
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler