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Old 4th September 2014, 22:57   #1
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Default The Top 10 Stolen Cars in the USA

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) of USA has just released its 2013 list of the Top ten stolen cars in the country . Thieves prefer mundane cars it says, as these are mass-selling models that thieves find easy to disguise. The Honda Accord tops the list with a tally of 53,395. And the 1990's Accords without standard anti-theft equipment were the most stolen. The stastistics says that for every 2013 Accord stolen, thirty 1996 Accords fell prey to the car thieves.
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Phew. I am glad my car is not topping the list anymore.
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...ord-f-250.html
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LOL My car is on Top however the following comment made me breathe easy
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The Honda Accord has graced the #1 spot on the NICB's list for some time. However, as the organization notes in the video above, most of the Accords stolen in 2013 were actually models from the 1990s, before Honda made its anti-theft technology standard equipment. For every one 2013 Accord thieves took, they drove off with nearly 30 from 1996.
And amongst the latest models, Nissan Altima topped it with Accord no where to be seen in top 10 phew
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I read on another portal that the Tesla is least stolen (when polled as a % stolen across 1000 cars)- the baddies would need an IT degree to break the Tesla's system !

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Hey guys,

After going through your thread, I found this info graphic of the Top 5 Most Stolen Cars in the United States.

The Top 10 Stolen Cars in the USA-nbc-news-car-theft.jpg

Link: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/...ars-us-n114926
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No wonder my 1995 Accord Ex was stolen once. Thankfully they made out only with alloys and not the engine.
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Going by the top 5, I guess Japs and Koreans indeed proved reliability for customers and also thieves!
I wonder what could it be there in older models of german cars that kept them away. so with this thought, tried to explore; and here is what I found -
presence of immobilizers in the cars produced in 1990s

see link below for more.

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http://books.google.co.in/books?id=U...ection&f=false
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