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(NICB)   Map of the most-stolen car models in each state shows that Vermont thieves have pretty good taste   (nicb.org ) divider line
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2014-08-19 08:10:09 AM  
2/10 are Subarus.
 
2014-08-19 08:17:15 AM  
Michigan: 2004 Impala, boy that state is really going downhill.
 
2014-08-19 09:13:28 AM  
Annoying link having to search by state. Just use this one:

consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-19 09:43:23 AM  
I would think that if you own a 1996 ANYTHING and it gets stolen, they're doing you a big favor.
 
2014-08-19 10:23:46 AM  
Submitter doesn't understand that correlation isn't always causation.
 
2014-08-19 10:25:53 AM  
Pennsylvania: 1996 Honda Accord

WTF? How many of those are still kicking around the state?
 
2014-08-19 10:31:48 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Pennsylvania: 1996 Honda Accord

WTF? How many of those are still kicking around the state?


Back before car bodies were completely dipped in rustproofing agents, it was common practice for people to buy older cars that were brought up from down south and use them as winter rats, sparing their newer wheels from the merciless winters, road salt, and generally shiatty driving conditions.

I suspect that this happens to a smaller extent even today.
 
2014-08-19 10:35:14 AM  
The newest model stolen in MN is a 2002 truck , I guess the money is in spare parts not new vehicles.
 
2014-08-19 10:38:35 AM  
Why are the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee counted as the same vehicle? I've owned both - the name is pretty much the only thing they have in common.

Raider_dad: The newest model stolen in MN is a 2002 truck , I guess the money is in spare parts not new vehicles.


Been that way for a long time. The primary cause of auto theft is parts for chop shops, not for complete vehicles.
 
2014-08-19 10:49:18 AM  
This is why I drive a standard transmission. NO ONE steals those anymore.

/haters gonna hate
//suck it, two pedals.
 
2014-08-19 11:07:38 AM  

Walker: Annoying link having to search by state. Just use this one:

[consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com image 680x447]


No one steals Yooper cars?
 
2014-08-19 11:13:45 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Pennsylvania: 1996 Honda Accord

WTF? How many of those are still kicking around the state?


Only 70, but the thieves are crowd sharing them.
 
2014-08-19 11:16:30 AM  

Walker: Annoying link having to search by state. Just use this one:

[consumermediallc.files.wordpress.com image 680x447]


I wonder how that relates to the top registered vehicles in the State.  I know here in the deep south, you're not really a man unless you drive a pickup truck. For all the pickup stuff you do.  Cause you're a man.
 
2014-08-19 11:42:46 AM  
Jeep Cherokee? Really? If people knew how awesome the Toyota Highlander is, they'd never steal a POS Jeep. Ummm... wait... forget I said that... Jeep's the greatest.
 
2014-08-19 12:12:33 PM  
For number ten, it appears the NICB can't see the difference between a 2001 Maxima and an Altima.

List = Fail
 
2014-08-19 12:16:10 PM  
Ohio with a 94 Chevy full sized pickup. 94. I'm going to guess that really is the same truck that just keeps getting stolen by the neighbor kid as a joke.
 
2014-08-19 12:29:14 PM  
Glad to see that Miata is not always the answer.
 
2014-08-19 12:30:03 PM  
In Vermont, Subaru, the car claimed to be favored by ____ appears on the list at top and bottom. (*)

(*) This factual and redacted statement was rewritten several times in guidance with the FARK rules.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-19 12:59:58 PM  

ajgeek: This is why I drive a standard transmission. NO ONE steals those anymore.

/haters gonna hate
//suck it, two pedals.


*sky point*

We recently went to Vermont to get a Subaru Forester because they didn't have any stick shift models out in the midwest and the wait for one was more than 2 months. Fortunately we were out there to visit family in the mean time so picking one up was no problem.
 
2014-08-19 04:11:01 PM  

markie_farkie: YixilTesiphon: Pennsylvania: 1996 Honda Accord

WTF? How many of those are still kicking around the state?

Back before car bodies were completely dipped in rustproofing agents, it was common practice for people to buy older cars that were brought up from down south and use them as winter rats, sparing their newer wheels from the merciless winters, road salt, and generally shiatty driving conditions.

I suspect that this happens to a smaller extent even today.


This is pretty much the exact reason I have a 97 Accord kicking around the place.  Easier on the wallet than firing up the truck every morning.

Someone *did* try to steal it from work a couple of years ago, but I think the manual transmission stymied them.
 
2014-08-19 05:30:51 PM  

ajgeek: This is why I drive a standard transmission. NO ONE steals those anymore.

/haters gonna hate
//suck it, two pedals.


Stats back that up (or at least used to a few years back when I saw it).

Stick shifts reduce the number of criminals - particular opportunists - that CAN steal the car. It's one of the most effective anti-theft tools. Literally right behind not leaving your keys in the car, and leaving the car locked.
 
2014-08-19 07:03:35 PM  

picturescrazy: Ohio with a 94 Chevy full sized pickup. 94. I'm going to guess that really is the same truck that just keeps getting stolen by the neighbor kid as a joke.


As discussed above, it has more to do with the demand for the parts. If a crapload of people in a given area have mid-90s Chevys as their work trucks, a 94 Chevy truck is just what a chop-shop owner would buy from a thief.
 
2014-08-19 07:32:51 PM  

DrPainMD: If people knew how awesome the Toyota Highlander is,


Not so awesome when all the fasteners rot and rust.
http://mrmrsfix-it.blogspot.com/2010/02/toyota-highlander-front-wheel - bearing.html
 
2014-08-19 08:53:33 PM  
1  Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)1994
2  Dodge Caravan2000
3  Ford Pickup (Full Size)2004
4  Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee1998

My shiatty state's list. So farking predictable: two pickups, an SUV, and a POS minivan.

/ knew it would be a goddamn pickup in the numero uno slot
 
2014-08-19 08:55:19 PM  

RoyBatty: In Vermont, Subaru, the car claimed to be favored by ____ appears on the list at top and bottom. (*)


Granolas?
 
2014-08-19 09:14:07 PM  

RoyBatty: In Vermont, Subaru, the car claimed to be favored by ____ appears on the list at top and bottom. (*)

(*) This factual and redacted statement was rewritten several times in guidance with the FARK rules.
[i.imgur.com image 727x391]


In Vermont, having a FWD vehicle is often a necessity. It's got nothing to do with VT being overrun by ____________.
 
2014-08-19 09:47:00 PM  

Flab: RoyBatty: In Vermont, Subaru, the car claimed to be favored by ____ appears on the list at top and bottom. (*)

(*) This factual and redacted statement was rewritten several times in guidance with the FARK rules.
[i.imgur.com image 727x391]

In Vermont, having a FWD vehicle is often a necessity. It's got nothing to do with VT being overrun by ____________.


Frost Giants?
 
2014-08-19 10:22:19 PM  
Subaru is the new Saab for Vermonsters. Most stolen as it is most prevalent, and the thieves know well that the Subaru owners are less likely to shoot and ask questions later than the bearded, flanneled hick truck owners.
 
2014-08-19 10:26:44 PM  

no icon tact: Subaru is the new Saab for Vermonsters. Most stolen as it is most prevalent, and the thieves know well that the Subaru owners are less likely to shoot and ask questions later than the bearded, flanneled hick truck owners.


Also, popped my fark posting cherry post rule change. Admittedly I had not read or posted of late, so at least thanks Drew for getting me back at the wheel where I can keep a cool hand on the stick and the other hand
 
2014-08-20 12:41:29 AM  

YixilTesiphon: Pennsylvania: 1996 Honda Accord

WTF? How many of those are still kicking around the state?


Its that those cars have interchangeable parts, I bet other years of accords are on the top 10-20 as well.
 
2014-08-20 02:43:41 AM  

Flab: In Vermont, having a FWD vehicle is often a necessity.


FWD? If you want to get up my driveway in the winter it better be AWD or 4WD.
 
2014-08-20 04:05:08 PM  

frostus: Flab: In Vermont, having a FWD vehicle is often a necessity.

FWD? If you want to get up my driveway in the winter it better be AWD or 4WD.


F as in four.

I have a slight case of the derp. Sorry.
 
2014-08-20 08:18:32 PM  

Flab: frostus: Flab: In Vermont, having a FWD vehicle is often a necessity.

FWD? If you want to get up my driveway in the winter it better be AWD or 4WD.

F as in four.

I have a slight case of the derp. Sorry.


Got it. We've all been there.
 
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