Friday, October 28, 2005

What Your Car Says About Its Chances of Being Stolen

This just in...Three separate studies reveal the vehicles most stolen in the United States.

CCC's Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in 2004
Source: CCC Information Services, Inc. (CCC)

1. 1999 Acura Integra
2. 2002 BMW M Roadster
3. 1998 Acura Integra
4. 1991 GMC V2500
5. 2002 Audi S4
6. 1996 Acura Integra
7. 1995 Acura Integra
8. 2004 Mercury Marauder
9. 1997 Acura Integra
10. 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600

Wow. earlier this year, my Dad had an Acura Integra lined up for me to buy from one of his connections at the retirement home. Glad I bailed at the last minute! But the sorry news is that my current Pimp Ride is the Lemming-esque Honda Accord, which picked up the Bronze medal on the NICB list below. Who woulda thought someone would want my run-it-into-the-ground clunker?

NICB's Top 10 Stolen Cars in 2003
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) "Hot Wheels" Report.

1. Honda Civic (2000)
2. Toyota Camry (1989)
3. Honda Accord (1991)
4. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
5. Dodge Caravan (1994)
6. Ford F-150 (1997)
7. Toyota Pickup (1986)
8. Acura Integra (1995)
9. Nissan Sentra (1987)
10. Oldsmobile Cutlass (1986)

HLDI's Most Stolen Vehicles for Model Years 2001-2003
Source: Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), which looks at the insurance theft losses reported for one- to three-year-old vehicles.

1. Cadillac Escalade EXT Pickup Truck
2. Nissan Maxima
3. Cadillac Escalade
4. Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring
5. Dodge Intrepid

Most Stolen SUV:
I hate SUVs and have no sympathy for people whose gas-guzzling rollover hazards are victimized. In fact, you know what? Thank you, thieves! Steal more! Make people buy hybrids!

1. The Cadillac Escalade
2. 1998 Land Rover Range Rover
For more information see:
America's Most Stolen Vehicles


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