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Old 21st January 2005, 16:32   #1
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[SIZE=5]Most Stolen Cars in the United States!![/SIZE]

The HLDI lists the five most-stolen vehicles for the 2001-2003 model years as follows:
  1. Cadillac Escalade EXT
  2. Nissan Maxima
  3. Cadillac Escalade
  4. Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring
  5. Dodge Intrepid
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The CCC reports the ten most-stolen vehicles for 2003 are as follows:
  1. 1995 Saturn SL
  2. 1998 Acura Integra
  3. 1994 Saturn SL
  4. 1999 Acura Integra
  5. 1995 Acura Integra
  6. 1997 Acura Integra
  7. 1996 Acura Integra
  8. 1994 Acura Integra
  9. 2002 Mitsubishi Montero
  10. 2000 Honda Civic

The study is based on total loss claims received from more than 350 property and casualty insurers in North America and compares the number of vehicles stolen and not recovered against vehicle registration volume information provided by R.L. Polk & Co., to determine the rate of theft.
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Here is the NICB top ten list—the number in parentheses is the model year most stolen:
  1. Toyota Camry (1989)
  2. Honda Accord (1994)
  3. Honda Civic (2000)
  4. Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup (1992)
  5. Ford F-Series Pickup (1997)
  6. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (1993)
  7. Oldsmobile Cutlass (1986)
  8. Dodge Caravan (1994)
  9. Ford Taurus (1996)
  10. Toyota Corolla (2001)

This study is based on some 1.2 million motor vehicles reported stolen to the NICB in 2002 by law enforcement agencies nationwide.
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Old 21st January 2005, 23:53   #2
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cool find
anyone have any idea about india
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Old 22nd January 2005, 13:08   #3
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I think it should be the Marutis, since they are so many.. specially the 800 & that too the white ones.
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Yup it has to be the 800s in India, its so easy to open the doors without the key.
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Hmm.I suppose Marutis(Esteem,M800,alto),Hyundais(Santro) and Lancers.In that order.
Heard a lot bout these cars gettin stolen.

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max stolen are maruti's ... especally the 800.

my friends mom's 800 , my skool friends 800 and my 800 was stolen in the same month ...
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Cool.
Thats why one should buy flashy colours.
We got a bright red lancer. Flashy so will be avoided by theives.
My dads friends esteem was stolen.
Thank god for insurance.
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I also remember reading somewhere about the white Qualiss nd Sumos being stolen and sold in rural areas.
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i think the order i saw somewhere was 800, esteem, zen (zee news or somewhere)
so thats makes it an all suzuki podium finish
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800's are the most and then esteems and sumos.most of these 800's and sumos can be opened with ANY key.

yeah you red right any key.jus stick it in it doesnt have to go in prop and jus turn it.the lock should come up.after my friend showed me this and i managed to open 3 out of 5 800's. althouh you cant start the car with that key.
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The guys who tow your car away do it the best. They use this steel strip and slide it down the side of your window and open the car. They do it so fast and so casually its amazing.
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My dads sierra was also stolen and Police found the car after about 20 days...
With LOTS of parts missing...


khanak u can say "Gone In 60 Sec"......ha ha ha

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They use this steel strip and slide it down the side of your window and open the car. They do it so fast and so casually its amazing.
Once i managed to get my self locked out with my keys still inside (i dont use this keyless thingie). Then a bunch of car drivers(atleast one of them is a ex-con) of my team managers tried the same as u have mentioned. Finally after about an hour to my relief, due to lack equipment or due to loss of touch, i dont know what, they just manage do damage some lever inside and were not able to open the door.
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Hi Guys,

This thread is not updated in last two years ! Last two years have seen many changes in auto-industry in India. With Maruthi introducing iCATS & newer cars coming into India.

As I read about Khaadu's Bolero being stolen & similar complaints on Bolero being stolen in many places, I was wondering what is the current "stolen market" scene in India like? Any news/updates on "most stolen" cars in India?
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Top stolen cars, India:
  • Maruti 800
  • Santro
  • Maruti Zen
  • Alto
  • Scorpio
  • Indica
  • Esteem
  • Bolero
Basically those cars which fetch good price at second hand market.

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Police sources say thieves are usually a part of an organised racket involving RTO officials. So while one person breaks open the car and steals it, others in the group change the number plate, prepare fake registration papers and palm it off to unsuspecting customers.
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Usually, the stolen vehicles are disposed of outside the state.
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Source: Stolen cars a booming business-India-The Times of India

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