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Most stolen cars in America

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  1. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    1. 1995 Honda Civic
    2. 1991 Honda Accord
    3. 1989 Toyota Camry
    4. 1997 Ford F-150 Series Pickup
    5. 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
    6. 1994 Acura Integra
    7. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    8. 1994 Nissan Sentra
    9. 1988 Toyota Pickup
    10. 2007 Toyota Corolla

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    Do not own an Accord in Phoenix...
     
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    Bwahahaha, two cars my parents own are on the top ten list for Utah.
     
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  4. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    About 10 or so years ago it was the VW Jetta, until people figured out they weren't worth the effort.
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    why would anyone want to steal a dodge?
     
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  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Doesn't narlus drive a 95 Honda Civic? I bet he stole it.
     
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  7. blue

    blue boob hater

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    VWs actually got hard as sh!t to steal about 10 years ago.
     
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  8. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Most thieves feared the Check Engine Light.
     
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    Mani_UT Monkey

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    What would it be as a percentage of the numbers of that specific car on the road? As an exemple an F150 is plenty common so wouldnt it make the list just because they are everywhere?
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    :rofl:

    Why steal something thats going to cost you $2k to fix?
     
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    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    dammnit, i have the 1996 version of #6. Hasn't been stolen yet, but it could be due to the fact that I try to camo it up by keeping it dirty and covered in bird droppings.
     
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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    Thankfully my Toyota truck is a 1992. Whew, no worries at all.

    Q - Has anyone had a Revelco installed in their vehicle?
     
  13. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That explains why there isn't a Subaru on that list... :rofl:
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I talked to a cop once about this after my Toyota van was stolen (the second time).

    Toyotas and Hondas are easy to break into and quick to steal. They are also pretty non-descript so they are a good choice for joy-riding and committing crimes in.

    Supposedly the early model Toyota vans were one of the easiest vehicles in the US to break into. (aside from convertibles)
     
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    My girlfriend and I just had a bunch of camping gear stolen from a 1979 VW camper van in Montreal this past weekend...it was a pretty dumb move to leave all the backpacking equipment in the car. When telling our tale to a mechanic, he just sorrta laughed and said "Man I'm surprised they even had to break the glass." It's a good thing they didn't know how to hotwire a car, seeing as how the dash is slightly broken and various starting wires dangle in a 'steal me fashion.' We now take out the coil wire when parked over night. Lesson learned.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    1st car i ever bought was a '96 civic. traded it in for a '00 subie outback until i figured out that it was too gay and then got a '02 civic. :D
     
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    When the cops recovered my '86 Toyota 4x4, I was blown away at how easy it was.

    Screwdriver in the doorlock, turn HARD
    Pop the plastic piece between the wiper switch and ignition (1/4" wide separator)
    Use a screwdriver to pop the ignition cylinder out
    Use same screwdriver to start.

    With no visible damage to the column, it doesn't look stolen. When I picked it up, they had left the "key" in the ignition for me. I drove it home sitting on a beach chair.

    <edit> On the Jetta, you can pry the door handle off, then just open the door with your finger. :rofl:
     
  18. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I don't understand.

     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    When the truck was recovered, it had no seats (I had installed '86 Supra seats). The interior had been gutted, except for the carpet and the upper dash.

    When the cops called, they said "I hope you have something to sit on for the ride home".
     
  20. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    No mini vans or Subarus, hmmm...
     
  21. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Ohhhhh....OK. I see.
     
  22. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    My brother had his S4 (esspho for you douchebags) stolen from his driveway. Cops think they figured out the key/remote codes, made a key and just drove it away. They stole the headlights and airbags before tossing it into a guardrail and abondoning it on an interstate. I bet they were trying to damage it just enough so it would get totalled by the insurance company so they could pick it back up in auction.
     
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    My BMW's door locks don't work.

    I hope the immobilizer is difficult to defeat. :busted:
     
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    Westy the teste

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    Are they also vacuum powered?
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    The crime rate among soccer moms and lesbians tend to be on the low end.
     
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    My understanding is that immobilizers are an inconvenience at best.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Well, my wife is a soccer mom, and I could qualify as a lesbian. Although I dont have much flannel...
     
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    ????? Turbo Monkey

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    Haha... #10 in Mississippi is a Honda ATV.
     
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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    But you do look snazzy in your Subaru Forrester.
     
  31. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Outback...get it right. And yes, that is Melissa Ethridge on the cassette player.
     
  32. dante

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    that '07 Corolla (#10) has one... my tC has one as well, and I figured that as long as it's a momentary inconvenience it's done it's job, since the thief will probably go steal something that doesn't have it. guess I may have to rethink that position. :poster_oops:
     
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    every pickup ford makes is in the top ten in the state of texas
     
  34. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    here's the list for vermont:
    1. 1996 subaru legacy
    2. 1994 ford taurus
    3. 1997 ford escort
    4. 1997 honda civic
    5. 2000 jeep cherokee/grand cherokee
    6. 1997 chevy cavalier
    7. 1996 ford ranger
    8. 1994 jeep wrangler
    9. 1995 ford f150
    10. 1989 chevy 1500 pickup
    10. 2005 dodge caravan
    10. 1998 bombardier ski doo (snowmobile) :rofl:
     
  35. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    I can only speak for myself, but your online e-persona screams "Subaru Baja!"

    Boy George is currently rockin' the 8 Track in my truck. Man, he r0x0r5.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Yes and no. An immobilizer in a VW AG car is easy to defeat in about 90 seconds with VAG-COM and a laptop in the OBD2 port. Your run of the mill car thief isn't going to be able to take the car, but someone that knows wtf is going on is going to be able to take it. Or just get a flatbed.

    I dunno how tough it is to get past the immobilizer in my E30 (active fuel cutoff, you arm it by setting a code before shutting off the car). Not many car thieves with the ability to get past an immo want 25 y/o BMWs, so I'm not that worried ;)
     
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    ghetto immobilizer: pull out the fuel pump fuse.

    tape it somewhere they'd never look.

    problem solved.

    I would say pull the master fuse, but there goes your alarm too.
     
  39. Lowlight7

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    Interesting.

    When I had an '89 Toyota Camry, I couldn't give the damn thing away.
     
  40. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    4/4 of the cars I've owned made the list for MA. LOL.