Watch Out! Top 5 Most Stolen Cars in America

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Top 5 Most Stolen Cars In America

The National Insurance Crime Bureau annually publishes a report that lists the top most stolen cars in America. So, which cars made it to last year’s list? The report also relies on statistics collated by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). So, which cars made it to last year’s list?

Honda Takes the Lead

For over 4 years, the 1994 Honda Accord has managed to stay at the top of the list. What seems to be the reason? Apparently, the ‘94 Accord isn’t that well-equipped as far as security features are concerned (it was in 1997 that the company finally introduced immobilizer systems in their vehicles), and the fact that its parts are sold easily.
Even the second place in the list of most stolen cars is occupied by a Honda, the 1998 Civic. Cars such as the Civic have a wide customer base and their parts can be sold for a good price. These factors allow Honda to get the highest positions on the annual ranking, perhaps the only list that the company wouldn’t be proud of topping!

Pickups! Seriously?!

Stealing full-size pickup trucks would be an arduous task, right? Well, the list states otherwise as the 2006 Ford Pickup secures 3rd position on the list. The F-Series trucks are equipped with powerful engines, great leg and cargo room, and well-designed interiors. Turns out that Ford didn’t realize that such marketing would also attract thieves.

Don’t Forget the Sedan

One of the highest selling cars in the US, the 1991 Toyota Camry, also has a high theft rate, making it to the 4th position in the aforementioned list.

And Finally, the Minivan

At number 5, we have the 2000 Dodge Caravan. With a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and plenty of cargo space, thieves love it more because it is one of the easiest picks out there. With only basic anti-theft features, even high-selling cars like the Caravan are vulnerable to criminal activities.

You should be happy to know that there has been a percentage decline in car theft in the US. However, now that you know that even thieves have favorites, you should start taking some precautions yourself. A lot of us make the mistake of leaving the car unlocked (some even leave the engine running) since they will be ‘coming back in a while’. Well, this ‘while’ is enough for skilled thieves to leave you wondering “where’s my car?”

To take it up a notch, have immobilization and tracking systems installed in your car if the manufacturer didn’t bother to do so. Remember that this temporary expense will only minimize the chances of your family car being stolen.

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Dale DuBois July 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

If you don’t want your pickup stolen just buy a 2003 or 4 Ford pickup with the 6.0 Diesel engine. Even the thieves know they might not get our of town with one of these lemons.

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J Neigel July 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Lesson here seems to be: buy new cars and you won’t have to worry!

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