I wish it was only tranients. A convertible is as good as any other car, some might say even safer as if you leave the top down, nobody will bother breaking a window to get in. Just don't leave anything of value in it.
PS: Nobody has ever stolen beach towels, child car seats or the stereo out of Sarge and he's been parked at a lot of beaches. Yeah, my Jeep's a dude. So what?
What Sunny said--and regardless of side, area, beach, etc--*any* car can get broken into.
It's a crime of convenience. Leave a nice camera on the seat and it could get taken. It doesn't matter who it is or what type of car it is. Use common sense like you would at home. I don't leave anything of value in my car, I roll up the windows and lock it up, no matter where I am!!
Use common sense and you should be fine. We use to rent a convertible and never had a problem. When parking at any lot, don't open the trunk and put your purse, etc. in there. Stash stuff in there before hand.
Don't leave valuables in the car anywhere. hidden, visible, locked, unlocked. Same advice as anywhere on the planet.
Ducksdelux: I have no idea how to go on vacation and bring nothing of value. I can't believe that's what you mean, so set me straight, please.
Jim, Ducks said *in the car*, and that's what we all rec.
My jump was locked up with a bag in the back seat up at ghe lookout points. Came back and window was broken. Put stuff in trunk if going out or take it with you.
They know people put "valuable" stuff in the trunk and think its safe.
It's not !
Don't leave anything valuable anywhere in any car at any time.