Beware: Thieves Out In Force on New Years
New Year's marks the the most common day for auto thefts in the U.S. But you're in double-trouble if you have one of these rides, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
1994 Honda Accord
This mid-sized sedan also topped LoJack's April stolen vehicles survey. Older cars are easier to steal, as the numbers demonstrate: there were 52,000 Honda Accords stolen in 2010, and 44,000 (85%) were from the 1990s.
1994 Honda Civic
Older cars like the 1994 Honda Civic are attractive to thieves for their parts, which are removed and resold. The older Japanese cars tend to last longer than domestic cars and are all the riper for the stealing.
1991 Toyota Camry
Honda and Toyota vehicles have been in the top three positions of the NICB most-stolen car list since 2000. The 1991 Toyota Camry has kept the tradition alive.
1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
But car thefts are still alive for Detroit automakers. The 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) with its 6.0 L V8 ranked fourth on the NICB list.
1997 Ford F-150 Series/Pickup
Ford's ever-reliable F-150, the versatile pick-up, was just as attractive to thieves as to consumers.
Why? The F Series is the top selling vehicle in America in most years. That means there is huge demand for parts.
2004 Dodge Ram
The 2004 Dodge Ram rounded off the American Big-Three automakers by representing Chrysler. A newish car from the aughts will more commonly be resold intact with cribbed vehicle identification numbers.