October 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm #38212
Disappointment ! I stopped by a Chevy dealer yesterday to look at the new Sonic which I became interested in. Upon looking it over and thinking I might like owning one ( Turbo w/ 6SP manual ) I discovered that there is no locking mechanism on the glovebox ! How thoughtless to overlook providing one to allow locking something up securely inside the car. What did GM save…$6.00 ? That alone might cost them the sale of a $19,000 car.
October 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm #38482
Well, let’s see here. The Sonic out handles, looks better, and quite simply is a better driving experience by a long shot than anything in its class. That alone makes the car attractive to me. The fact that the glove box doesn’t have a lock doesn’t ruin it for me. Oh, and did I mention the fact that it’s made in the U.S.?
On a related note, what were you thinking of locking in there?
October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm #38483
“…providing one to allow locking something up securely inside the car…”
That’s the thing, though – no glovebox locks something up “securely”. In a prior life, my friends and I used to do unimaginable things to cars parked in the city. Let’s just say that they were not “parked” once we were done with them. Trust me when I tell you that if anyone really wants to get a peek inside your glovebox, they’ll get in there – and do it in a matter of 30 seconds or less. If you have one of those glove boxes that has its edge on the side of the passenger door, it’s very easy to force it open. And locking it arises suspicion among thieves.
My rule? If you’re afraid of keeping it in the car, it’s for good reason.
My Camaro doesn’t have a locking glovebox. Didn’t stop me from spending upwards of $38,000 for one. That’s not why I purchase a car… or a Camaro.
November 26, 2011 at 5:25 am #38569
Locking glove box ………….. I could care less.
November 26, 2011 at 9:40 pm #38574
Really? I hadn’t even noticed. I did notice that above the glove box is a handy box with a USB port and an auxiliary jack for storing my phone while it plays my music and Bluetooths (just made that word up) my texts and phone calls to me without having to take my hands off the wheel.
now that I know there is no locking glove box, I shall he returning the newly purchased car, and since I get 40mpg with my 6 speed turbo (well actually averaged 36mpg), I won’t have to stop for gas on the way to the dealer.
November 27, 2011 at 8:54 am #38579
mlf …………… I think it’s the best move you could make. I think a car without a locking glove box is like a a car without a locking console.
April 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm #39564
Actually… while I can see both sides of this coin, I tip my side towards GM offering a lockable glove box lock kit as an available accessory. Here’s why:
KOMO 4 News TV (ABC Affiliate), here in the Seattle area just did a report on 09 April 2012 about a rash of car burglaries in parking lots ranging from Car Pool Parking areas, Movie Theaters, Restaurants, etc.
All the burglars were stealing were the vehicle registrations. These slips of papers had all the information they needed to know where you live. And since you’re currently away, they immediately go to your home and break in.
Now granted, if your car is broken into, it wouldn’t take much to break into a glove box that’s locked. But the King County Sheriff’s office along with the Police Department is urging people to lock their glove box as a deterrent when leaving your car for an extended period of time, or take all important documents with you.
I’m all in favor of that!
April 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm #39565
I don’t keep things of great value in the car. The less I see of the car as a “mobile livingroom”, the less I feel safe leaving things in the car.
Dunno. The sight of a lock on the glove box is probably slightly more inviting to those choose to break into cars than one without a lock……and if you’re going to treat your car like a livingroom, you’ll make it more appealing to others as well.
April 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm #39574
Locking glove box ……. thats about as worthless as a locking gas door.
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