Back in the 80s when I was growing up, I would hear about people’s factory radios getting stolen from their cars. I don’t seem to hear about that very much anymore, so I was wondering why.
I don’t remember much about the 80s factory radios themselves, but thinking about today’s factory radios, I’m wondering what some of the major differences were that might affect this. For example, in addition to the anti-theft measures built into many newer factory radios, there doesn’t seem to be much interchangeability between car models. In other words, I don’t think there are very many people who would be able to take a factory radio from a Cadillac and make it work in a Kia.
This leaves me with the following conclusions:
Factory radios of the 1980s-
-were able to be removed much more quickly and easily
-did not often have any anti-theft measures built in
-were far more interchangeable between car models
-were not as common in cars as factory radios are today, therefore creating demand
Am I correct?