Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Cars
The good news: 2008 was the fifth consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts which is surprising considering the economy is in shambles.
Cars at highest risk are older model years of popular cars. This is because the parts on these cars are easier to sell. Sometimes the parts can sell for more than twice what the actual car is worth.
Here is the list of the top 10 most stolen. If your car is on the list, be careful where you park it.
- 1994 Honda Accord
- 1995 Honda Civic
- 1989 Toyota Camry
- 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
- 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
- 2000 Dodge Caravan
- 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
- 1994 Acura Integra
- 1999 Ford Taurus
- 2002 Ford Explorer
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