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2012-08-21 06:56:47 PM  
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The best theft deterrent is driving the most boring vehicles :-) behold my stable of lame
 
2012-08-21 07:01:37 PM  

umad: AdolfOliverPanties: The key to keeping it out of the hands of thieves is to really let it look like shiat. This thing has dents, scratches and what looks like bullet holes (rivet holes where they pulled out a dent.)

only buy cars with manual transmissions because thieves don't know how to drive them.

FTFY

true dat.

/When the fark did they (California) change the laws so that you MUST take your drivers license test using an automatic?
//Had to have my daughter borrow a car just so she could get her drivers license.
 
2012-08-21 07:15:51 PM  
The top 10 stolen automobiles....you will wonder why the top one would want to be stolen so much

fark you, subby. Blaming the victim is totally uncalled for.

Just because the car was dressed that way doesn't mean it wanted to get stolen.
 
2012-08-21 07:16:32 PM  
Part of the reason I enjoy driving a stick, most of my fellow american's wouldn't know how to steal it.
 
2012-08-21 07:32:38 PM  

bonefish: The best theft deterrent is driving the most boring vehicles :-) behold my stable of lame


Didn't you notice that the entire list is nothing but lameness?

2011 Ranking Model 2010
1. 1994 Honda Accord 1
2. 1998 Honda Civic 2
3. 2006 Ford F-150 5
4. 1991 Toyota Camry 3
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan 7
6. 1994 Acura Integra 8
7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4
8. 2004 Dodge Ram 6
9. 2002 Ford Explorer 9
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra NR
 
2012-08-21 07:40:34 PM  
I do it the easy way.

First, I drive something most can't....a pickup with a manual transmission.

Second, its new enough that there isn't much demand for parts yet (2008).

Third, it isn't worth enough to really steal for a 'pro' (Tacoma work truck).

A pro won't want it, it ain't worth stealing for parts, and 95% of amatuer thieves couldn't move it on a bet ...short of slapping it in neutral and rolling it down a hill.
 
2012-08-21 07:46:07 PM  
so... don't live in a poor area where most cars are at least a decade + old and your car won't get stolen?
 
2012-08-21 07:48:03 PM  

xaks: I do it the easy way.

First, I drive something most can't....a pickup with a manual transmission.

Second, its new enough that there isn't much demand for parts yet (2008).

Third, it isn't worth enough to really steal for a 'pro' (Tacoma work truck).

A pro won't want it, it ain't worth stealing for parts, and 95% of amatuer thieves couldn't move it on a bet ...short of slapping it in neutral and rolling it down a hill.


if you're really wanting to go that far to deter thieves, why not just paint your car pink and cover it with glitter?
 
2012-08-21 07:48:37 PM  

naris: bonefish: The best theft deterrent is driving the most boring vehicles :-) behold my stable of lame

Didn't you notice that the entire list is nothing but lameness?

2011 Ranking Model 2010
1. 1994 Honda Accord 1
2. 1998 Honda Civic 2
3. 2006 Ford F-150 5
4. 1991 Toyota Camry 3
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan 7
6. 1994 Acura Integra 8
7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4
8. 2004 Dodge Ram 6
9. 2002 Ford Explorer 9
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra NR


Dude, those cars pimp more than mine!
 
2012-08-21 08:07:08 PM  
As a person who has lost a car (and a motorcycle, and an expensive bicycle) to theft, let me just say to the thief:

I am glad you are dead, you piece of shiat. You deserve it.

/it was Detroit
//so I am just guessing he's dead by now
 
2012-08-21 08:17:47 PM  

KrispyKritter: sure, a car divided into parts is worth so much more money. this is true for every car pretty much ever made. but a 1994 car is old and worn out! who wants parts from a car that has 150K miles on it? this does not make sense. or i should say: i do not understand.


Body panels, glass and trim parts that fall off. Straight bumpers. Intact driver's door, window cranks or switches, electrical parts. Stuff that is hard to find and hideously expensive to get from a dealer. DASH KNOBS.
 
2012-08-21 08:21:03 PM  

Ponzholio: 3. 2006 Ford F-150

I guess I'll have to check when I get home to see if it has been stolen today.


Would you like me to steal it for you? You know, so you aren't disappointed.
 
2012-08-21 08:21:20 PM  
I thought we had an article on here just the other day about Hondas being purposely made so reliable that worn down keys would start any 15+ year old Honda. They made them this way so they would continue to start despite having worn keys and ignitions.
 
2012-08-21 08:31:32 PM  

Girion47: Part of the reason I enjoy driving a stick, most of my fellow Americans wouldn't know how to steal it.


I had a 1964 Fiat 1100D with a reversed shift pattern four speed on the column. Those who knew a normal three on the tree would try to start the car moving in fourth. What they thought was reverse was third. Reverse was push toward dash, then up. Ha ha!
 
2012-08-21 08:31:52 PM  

KrispyKritter: sure, a car divided into parts is worth so much more money. this is true for every car pretty much ever made. but a 1994 car is old and worn out! who wants parts from a car that has 150K miles on it? this does not make sense. or i should say: i do not understand.


Also, those mid 90s Hondas and Toyotas were very well made, and their original parts can last a very very long time.
 
2012-08-21 08:36:50 PM  

downstairs: Magorn: One word: parts


Yep.  These are all ultra-reliable cars that are quite a bit old.  Probably hard to find parts for the car, but they're cars that are worth fixing because they'll live for decades.


On top of that, the parts are used on a broad variety of cars, and even motorcycles. Honda has always been king when it came to cross-utilization.
 
2012-08-21 08:38:31 PM  
Times must be hard. Really, a 1994?
 
2012-08-21 08:42:17 PM  

Girion47: Part of the reason I enjoy driving a stick, most of my fellow american's wouldn't know how to steal it.


Yeah, but how do they do when attempting to pluralize the word "American"?
 
2012-08-21 08:44:45 PM  
The whole list is a big load of WTF?
 
2012-08-21 08:45:10 PM  
Where's the Cadillac Escalade? I could've sworn I've seen this list before, except with that giant SUV at the top.

How is it not even in the top 10?
 
2012-08-21 08:52:09 PM  
WTF! half of the top 10 list are cars from the 90's?
 
2012-08-21 08:54:04 PM  

screwzloos: Where's the Cadillac Escalade? I could've sworn I've seen this list before, except with that giant SUV at the top.

How is it not even in the top 10?


They are GM vehicles so they don't last long enough to need spare parts. You just throw them away when they get around 100k. They are the disposable razors to Honda/Toyota/Subaru's Fusion ProGlide.
 
2012-08-21 08:56:16 PM  
When I lived in Allentown, the cops told a buddy of mine that each year for the Puerto Rican Pride Parade, they would wait near the end of the route with a list of stolen cars. They would always find at least half of the list being used in the parade.
 
2012-08-21 09:05:10 PM  

downstairs: KrispyKritter: sure, a car divided into parts is worth so much more money. this is true for every car pretty much ever made. but a 1994 car is old and worn out! who wants parts from a car that has 150K miles on it? this does not make sense. or i should say: i do not understand.


Well, like I said... its a very reliable car.  So presumably there are a lot of them still out there.  And its an old car, so parts are probably hard to find.  Put those things together and it makes sense.
 
Also, not every part of the car wears down.  In fact, most of the car doesn't wear down really.  There are only so many "points of failure".
 
I'm sure the quarter panels, for example, are worth tons.  How many of them are legitimately in stock?
 
Hub caps, seat belt connectors, the list goes on...


ahhhh!!! now the fog lifts. thank you!
 
2012-08-21 09:09:48 PM  
Link

Fight back........
 
2012-08-21 09:11:20 PM  

rhinoguy: KrispyKritter: sure, a car divided into parts is worth so much more money. this is true for every car pretty much ever made. but a 1994 car is old and worn out! who wants parts from a car that has 150K miles on it? this does not make sense. or i should say: i do not understand.

Body panels, glass and trim parts that fall off. Straight bumpers. Intact driver's door, window cranks or switches, electrical parts. Stuff that is hard to find and hideously expensive to get from a dealer. DASH KNOBS.


I had an '88 mazda pickup that was stolen in '96. When I got it back the thieves had actually replaced the dash knob for fan speed...
 
2012-08-21 09:12:36 PM  

KrispyKritter: or i should say: i do not understand.


Do you even live on this planet?

Ever driven past a "U-pull It!" auto yard.

, you will save hundreds to thousands of dollars.
 
GBB
2012-08-21 09:17:11 PM  

The_Sponge: Magorn: One word: parts


Bingo! My parents' '88 Accord was almost stolen from an airport parking lot back when I was in high school.

/Looked like a grizzly had ripped apart the steering column.
//Cool story bro.


You'd think the the parts most in demand would be intact steering columns.
 
2012-08-21 09:27:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Link

Fight back........


FUNNY!!
P.S. I wouldn't accept any of the so-called top ten if ya gave 'em to me!
 
2012-08-21 09:29:47 PM  
As much as I love my '95 Civic, I wouldn't horribly mind if someone stole.

Insurance is the only way I'll get face value for it...

/errr... I never posted this, you've seen nothing *jedi hand wave*
 
Biv
2012-08-21 09:38:59 PM  
I've got a '93 Nissan Maxima. It's dented all to Hell and the paint is shiat. The engine makes funny noises and it's only held together with good intentions. The power steering doesn't work, neither does the radio. I have a big blue storage tub in my back seat. Not for storage, mind you, it's holding my seat up. If you pop the hood without making sure the wipers are pointed straight up, you pop them off the ball bearings. The doors lock and unlock randomly while driving.

And I still worry about some asshat stealing it for parts.
 
2012-08-21 09:51:43 PM  
Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry, Honda Civic...... Now go look in the Ghetto and count how many of these 3 cars are there..... There is a reason they get stolen all the time.

Add the Crown Vic to it as well, seems everytime the sheriff office unloads 50 or so Crown Vic's everyone decided to buy em up and they get stolen about once a month.
 
2012-08-21 10:41:23 PM  
Good thing I have a 95 Integra, I'm in the clear...

Seriously though, they should have listed the generations that get stolen, 3rd gen Integra covers 94-01. I'm sure they are all fair game.
 
2012-08-21 10:43:39 PM  
I have a big blue storage tub in my back seat. Not for storage, mind you, it's holding my seat up.

Brilliant! I don't want to pay to replace the seat on a car that could be dead next year.
 
2012-08-21 10:52:42 PM  

rhinoguy: Girion47: Part of the reason I enjoy driving a stick, most of my fellow Americans wouldn't know how to steal it.

I had a 1964 Fiat 1100D with a reversed shift pattern four speed on the column. Those who knew a normal three on the tree would try to start the car moving in fourth. What they thought was reverse was third. Reverse was push toward dash, then up. Ha ha!


That's how my 65 Triumph is. Threw me for a loop when I first drove it. Luckily nothing was behind me because I was ready to tear out of there in what I thought was first.
 
2012-08-21 11:28:44 PM  
1994 Accord? It's all about aftermarket replacement parts for "import tuner" douchebags who keep breaking their cars while drifting, drag-racing, or whatever. Chop it up, fenders go one place, engine another, doors another, and so on.
 
2012-08-21 11:50:06 PM  
Hey subby, the #1 most stolen car earned its position by being easy to steal.

/not rocket science
 
2012-08-21 11:55:15 PM  

dbirchall: 1994 Accord? It's all about aftermarket replacement parts for "import tuner" douchebags who keep breaking their cars while drifting, drag-racing, or whatever. Chop it up, fenders go one place, engine another, doors another, and so on.


I love shaming those little bastards without ever getting past 2nd gear.
 
2012-08-22 12:16:13 AM  
I knew someone who had a Honda Del Sol. In her driveway she got the seats taken and the steering wheel too. When the police arrived they told her to tow the car to another location because the guys who the items would be back for the rest of the car.
 
2012-08-22 12:18:18 AM  
Parts is right, my 1998 Civic is damn near indestructible . Over 239,000 miles, and still runs like a clock. Regular oil changes & service visits, on it's third timing belt.

Anybody tries to take my baby will suffer like they talk about in the scariest parts of the bible.
 
2012-08-22 12:30:28 AM  
These cars are 20 years old. They're probably just parked somewhere random to collect insurance money. The thing with cars like these is that you can only realistically sell them for a couple hundred dollars while insurance will pay a couple thousand.
 
2012-08-22 02:37:16 AM  
What, no Neons? My vintage 98 Neon is protected by a vintage 90's The Club. Yeah! That's why nobody will steal it!
 
2012-08-22 03:49:53 AM  
My friend's first car was a 1st gen Scirocco. He drove it like the car thief he were. He thought burning rubber was the normal way of driving and took shortcuts over lawns and flower beds as much as he could. When he killed an engine or a gearbox, he stole another Scirocco to cannibalize for parts. He went thru 3 engines and 5 gearboxes before he totaled the car. Then his loaded aunt gave him a Celica that were 3 years old and not driven much. He took much better care of that car.

/CSB
 
2012-08-22 03:58:17 AM  
Luckily I have a garage for my 2002 Civic so it doesn't vanish in the night. My father in law just had his 1998 Civic stolen from his driveway three days ago in a busy suburban neighborhood in broad daylight, but it was found 12 hours later in Pomona. Joke's on them; the head gasket was having trouble and he had been babying the car. So when they hauled ass with it towards LA, they blew the head and had to ditch the car, taking nothing but the stereo, spare tire and some tools that were in the trunk.
 
2012-08-22 06:42:38 AM  

mynameist: These cars are 20 years old. They're probably just parked somewhere random to collect insurance money. The thing with cars like these is that you can only realistically sell them for a couple hundred dollars while insurance will pay a couple thousand.


Ummmm, no. Nice try though, thank you for playing.
 
2012-08-22 06:59:56 AM  

farkityfarker: I keep my 1997 Geo Prizm unwashed and messy.

It's to prevent theft.

Yes, that's the only reason.


I think you are pretty safe if you go ahead and wash it...
 
2012-08-22 03:01:58 PM  

Moonfisher: Luckily I have a garage for my 2002 Civic so it doesn't vanish in the night. My father in law just had his 1998 Civic stolen from his driveway three days ago in a busy suburban neighborhood in broad daylight, but it was found 12 hours later in Pomona. Joke's on them; the head gasket was having trouble and he had been babying the car. So when they hauled ass with it towards LA, they blew the head and had to ditch the car, taking nothing but the stereo, spare tire and some tools that were in the trunk.


Same thing happened to my dad's '68 Chevy Caravan when I was a kid. The crook drove about a block before he realized he'd stolen the worlds biggest shiatbox, parked at the end of street, and left it. Laughed our asses off at that one.
 
2012-08-22 04:08:31 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: Hey subby, the #1 most stolen car earned its position by being easy to steal.

/not rocket science


Well, it does not include a security system, so I can agree here.
 
2012-08-22 04:11:46 PM  

naris: bonefish: The best theft deterrent is driving the most boring vehicles :-) behold my stable of lame

Didn't you notice that the entire list is nothing but lameness?

2011 Ranking Model 2010
1. 1994 Honda Accord 1
2. 1998 Honda Civic 2
3. 2006 Ford F-150 5
4. 1991 Toyota Camry 3
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan 7
6. 1994 Acura Integra 8
7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4
8. 2004 Dodge Ram 6
9. 2002 Ford Explorer 9
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra NR


Personally I am amazed at the list. I would expect a Ford Mustang on here, but then again they be armed with alarms to the teeth.
 
2012-08-22 06:02:02 PM  

kdawg7736: naris: bonefish: The best theft deterrent is driving the most boring vehicles :-) behold my stable of lame

Didn't you notice that the entire list is nothing but lameness?

2011 Ranking Model 2010
1. 1994 Honda Accord 1
2. 1998 Honda Civic 2
3. 2006 Ford F-150 5
4. 1991 Toyota Camry 3
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan 7
6. 1994 Acura Integra 8
7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 4
8. 2004 Dodge Ram 6
9. 2002 Ford Explorer 9
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra NR

Personally I am amazed at the list. I would expect a Ford Mustang on here, but then again they be armed with alarms to the teeth.


and rusted through the bones.
 
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