Anyone living in the San Francisco Bay Area knows that car break in's (smash & grabs) are at an epic high. These days, theives hit up multiple cars in a row at one time, targeting hatchbacks and SUV's, specificlly the rear quarter panel window, specifically to reach in, pull the seat release lever, in order to access the trunk and make a quick grab. This allows them to get what they want without opening any doors and triggering the alarm. With a sedan, hey wouldn't be able to do this. Well, finally I had my turn:
For you fellowing Bay Area folks, this happened in a restaurant parking lot on Webster Street in Alameda. My car and a Prius next to me were hit. I found that over in the Tesla forums, the Model 3's were gettting hit real hard too, with someone suggesting and having already done, putting paint protection film on their window (just the rear quarter one that was being targeted). I'm not as concerned about valuables being stolen because I can always just remove all valuables from the car, its the busted window that is a major pain. They were suggesting that putting such a film on the window might slow down the thief enough to move on to the next car.