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(CNBC)   Do you drive one of the ten most stolen cars? COME AND FIND OUT WHERE YOUR PRIUS RANKS. Just kidding. No one wants to steal a Prius   (cnbc.com) divider line 112
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2014-08-25 02:37:00 AM  
Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.
 
2014-08-25 03:12:35 AM  
It looks about like a list of 10 best selling cars.
 
2014-08-25 03:13:26 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.


I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.
 
2014-08-25 03:24:11 AM  
Let me guess: the Honda Accord is #1?

*clicks*

Shocking.
 
2014-08-25 03:25:12 AM  
My Hyundai Elantra is good looking, runs well, comfortable and no one wants to steal it? I'm happy.
 
2014-08-25 03:25:18 AM  

doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.

I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.


Locate the fuse for whatever system you want to disrupt under the hood.  You should be able to figure out the rest.  Radio shack sells switches and wire.
 
2014-08-25 03:27:02 AM  

doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.

I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.


Yeah, it sounds good until cops think its a control for a secret compartment. Then they take pry bars to your dash and charge you with obstruction of justice when they run out of things to break.
 
2014-08-25 03:27:45 AM  
If you do try to start it without closing the circuit, your "check engine" light is going to stay on for 50-200 miles.
 
2014-08-25 03:29:21 AM  

wildcardjack: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.

I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.

Yeah, it sounds good until cops think its a control for a secret compartment. Then they take pry bars to your dash and charge you with obstruction of justice when they run out of things to break.


So...sucking cop dick is your best bet?
 
2014-08-25 03:30:18 AM  
10 most common vehicles are the 10 most stolen vehicles?

Not sure how accurate this list is.....
blogs.cars.com
 
2014-08-25 03:34:45 AM  

wildcardjack: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.

I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.

Yeah, it sounds good until cops think its a control for a secret compartment. Then they take pry bars to your dash and charge you with obstruction of justice when they run out of things to break.


My father-in-law put one in my Chevy Astro van years ago. Saved the van.
 
2014-08-25 03:35:54 AM  
 
2014-08-25 03:50:09 AM  
Can someone explain this?
I have an F-150 with a chip in the key. I was under the impression it could not be started without that key.

Are these thefts occurring as a result of keys being left in the ignition? Or how do you steal a vehicle with deterrents besides an alarm?
 
2014-08-25 03:52:43 AM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: Can someone explain this?
I have an F-150 with a chip in the key. I was under the impression it could not be started without that key.

Are these thefts occurring as a result of keys being left in the ignition? Or how do you steal a vehicle with deterrents besides an alarm?


That chip is about as effective as a woman carrying mace, and thinking she's safe.
 
2014-08-25 03:57:02 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

Except replace "population map" with "list of most common models".
 
2014-08-25 04:06:41 AM  
comments and no one is defending their toy Prius yet?

/i am disappoint
//saw a Smart Car on the highway yesterday...driver was very brave, very stupid, or very foolhardy..possibly all three.
 
2014-08-25 04:14:34 AM  
As with all headlines which ask a question, the answer is no - there are about 2000 of mine left in the world.

I have difficulty conceiving of the mind which would buy a Camry/Accord/Civic/Hillbilly Bathtub/etc. intentionally. If you spend any amount of time in a car don't do it in something as dreary as that. And to steal one of them? These people truly have no joy in their lives.

/Your Camry hates America.
//George Washington drove a Viper.
 
2014-08-25 04:14:47 AM  
Defend the Prius for what? It is indeed one of the least stolen cars, and the generally accepted reason is because thieves don't want to steal it (because its parts are unique to a single vehicle platform, the chop shop resale is crap).

There are over a million people driving a Prius in the US - it's just another econobox at this point. It doesn't even look particularly unique anymore. The real green warriors for truth and justice have all moved on and sold a kidney to buy a Tesla.
 
2014-08-25 04:14:56 AM  
came for xkcd leaving satisfied
 
2014-08-25 04:46:32 AM  
Mr. Ekshun:
//George Washington drove a Viper.

Pretty sure it was a Challenger...
(Actual Dodge Commercial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWxgCZ1TQE

Better Version (NSFW Language)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJCmPKaYN8

Love my Challenger.
 
2014-08-25 04:46:39 AM  
So that's how you steal a car? I've been doing it wrong all these years. Damn Phillips screwdriver.
 
2014-08-25 04:50:46 AM  
I have a Civic, but it's a manual, 17 years old, and has 210k on it so I think I'm good.  Actually, they can go ahead and steal it if they want, I wouldn't mind parlaying the insurance money into something else.
 
2014-08-25 04:52:07 AM  
Heh suckers.... I drive a neon and no one wants to steal that.

/however some dumbass did try and wrecked my door handle trying to jimmy the lock with a screwdriver once.
 
2014-08-25 04:53:16 AM  

res_nihil: I have a Civic, but it's a manual, 17 years old, and has 210k on it so I think I'm good.  Actually, they can go ahead and steal it if they want, I wouldn't mind parlaying the insurance money into something else.


Crazy. You barely drive the thing.
 
2014-08-25 04:53:50 AM  
Cars are still being stolen?
 
2014-08-25 04:54:17 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.


Yeah, I guarantee you could probably steal my '97 Silverado just by looking at it, but you'd be getting an awfully crappy price for parting it...
 
2014-08-25 04:56:59 AM  

robohobo: comments and no one is defending their toy Prius yet?

/i am disappoint
//saw a Smart Car on the highway yesterday...driver was very brave, very stupid, or very foolhardy..possibly all three.


The original old Honda Insights that got 65-70 miles per gallon are the only ones worth the price for fuel economy. Those stupid smart cars get 36 miles to the gallon or so. I used to have a '95 dodge neon that I bought for 900 bucks that got 50 miles per gallon highway even as it was dying painfully from shiatty quality control.
 
2014-08-25 04:57:36 AM  
Oh no! I'm #3!
 
2014-08-25 05:00:15 AM  

ghostfacekillahrabbit: robohobo: comments and no one is defending their toy Prius yet?

/i am disappoint
//saw a Smart Car on the highway yesterday...driver was very brave, very stupid, or very foolhardy..possibly all three.

The original old Honda Insights that got 65-70 miles per gallon are the only ones worth the price for fuel economy. Those stupid smart cars get 36 miles to the gallon or so. I used to have a '95 dodge neon that I bought for 900 bucks that got 50 miles per gallon highway even as it was dying painfully from shiatty quality control.


I was really just commenting on the outright stupidity of taking a tiny little toy car on a road where most people are driving 70mph, some faster. The driver or the little toy car would be instant ground chuck. And would not be entirely without fault, despite any other circumstances.
 
2014-08-25 05:04:20 AM  

robohobo: Guilty_plea_bargain: Can someone explain this?
I have an F-150 with a chip in the key. I was under the impression it could not be started without that key.

Are these thefts occurring as a result of keys being left in the ignition? Or how do you steal a vehicle with deterrents besides an alarm?

That chip is about as effective as a woman carrying mace, and thinking she's safe.


They work in the UK (unless the thief hauls the car onto the back of a truck.

If they don't work, there's some serious corporate deception going on.
 
2014-08-25 05:07:31 AM  

robohobo: comments and no one is defending their toy Prius yet?

/i am disappoint
//saw a Smart Car on the highway yesterday...driver was very brave, very stupid, or very foolhardy..possibly all three.


What defense is there?
 
2014-08-25 05:30:34 AM  
I want to know who in the hell wants to steal a Dodge Caravan?  Or even be caught dead in one?

Also, they didn't break it down by years (as was previously mentioned).

I've owned many cars in my life, the only two that were stolen were both Hondas.  The last one was a POS on wheels, I would like to track down whoever stole it so I could thank them, I took the insurance money from that and bought a Toyota Celica that I had for 7 years and close to 200K miles.  I'd also like my big machette that was in the trunk back, but I won't push it.

/Drive a Hyundai now, love it, and love that it's not on that list.
 
2014-08-25 05:30:53 AM  

tiiger: Mr. Ekshun:
//George Washington drove a Viper.

Pretty sure it was a Challenger...
(Actual Dodge Commercial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWxgCZ1TQE

Better Version (NSFW Language)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJCmPKaYN8

Love my Challenger.


Well, hell. I thought I was making a bad joke but it looks like someone else got there first. That's what I get for avoiding TV and underestimating the commercialization of national icons. But you get a thumbs-up for not being boring.

robohobo: comments and no one is defending their toy Prius yet?

/i am disappoint
//saw a Smart Car on the highway yesterday...driver was very brave, very stupid, or very foolhardy..possibly all three.


A while back I saw a Smart on a 75MPH Interstate and the look of terror on the driver's face as I zipped past in something only slightly larger was priceless.
 
2014-08-25 06:13:11 AM  

thisisarepeat: wildcardjack: doglover: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.

I like manuals. I also want to add a fuel injector cutoff switch like Adam Carolla had on his old work truck when he was poor to any new car I get.

I don't know how to do it myself, but the idea any thief is only getting a quarter of a mile away is nice. If that switch was somehow removable, too, so that I could not only turn it off but for dangerous places remove it entirely and replace the upholstery so even a car thief who also listens to Adam's shows can't fix it, that would be even better.

Yeah, it sounds good until cops think its a control for a secret compartment. Then they take pry bars to your dash and charge you with obstruction of justice when they run out of things to break.

So...sucking cop dick is your best bet?


In how many situations in life is fellating the authorities NOT the best bet?
 
2014-08-25 06:19:36 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-25 06:21:08 AM  

phrawgh: [img.fark.net image 317x282]


The Homer-mobile and a SmartCar had a baby?
 
2014-08-25 06:57:50 AM  
I drive a 2001 Aztek. I am constantly fighting off potential thieves.
 
2014-08-25 06:59:51 AM  
94 Bronco XLT, 180K miles. not even worried about someone stealing it. They can have it if they can figure out how to start it. Gear linkage needs adjusting so you have to pull up on the gear lever so the sensor "sees" it in Park
 
2014-08-25 07:01:50 AM  

macross87: phrawgh: [img.fark.net image 317x282]

The Homer-mobile and a SmartCar had a baby?


Naw, it's George Jetson's great-great-great grandfather

www.curbsideclassic.com
 
2014-08-25 07:10:50 AM  
Surprised my toyota tacoma isn't on the list; I wouldn't trade my new truck for anything period, they can pry it out of my dead cold hands.
 
2014-08-25 07:17:21 AM  
No one may want to steal a Prius, but my Prius stole my heart.
 
2014-08-25 07:27:21 AM  
fm.cnbc.com

Anybody know what this dude's trying to accomplish here?
 
2014-08-25 07:27:33 AM  
And mine just happens to be #1 on that list.  Mine is a '99 Silver Accord.  About as damn pedestrian looking as you can get

/would make a great sleeper car had I the money to modify it...
 
2014-08-25 07:31:49 AM  
Oh how I wish someone would steal my '11 ford fiesta.  5 speed with a kill switch for towing behind my motor home.  It's one of the few cars I have ever owned that I truly hate.  It runs fine, gets great gas mileage, and handles decent but it has no soul whatsoever.  I miss my Silverado...
 
2014-08-25 07:32:13 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Deslided

They need to break these down by years. I promise you that a early 2000s Camry is easier to steal than last year's Camry, and if you own one of the most-stolen Camrys it might mean more to you than a nondescript list. Anyway, yes, mine is on the list, and it's probably one that is among the most stolen (2002), but it's still virtually theft-proof. It's a manual.


What they actually need to do is break it down as a percentage of each model sold for any given model year -- otherwise, it's just a list of the most common vehicles that don't have perfect anti-theft measures (which is almost all of them).
 
2014-08-25 07:33:11 AM  

hitnrun74: Oh how I wish someone would steal my '11 ford fiesta.  5 speed with a kill switch for towing behind my motor home.  It's one of the few cars I have ever owned that I truly hate.  It runs fine, gets great gas mileage, and handles decent but it has no soul whatsoever.  I miss my Silverado...


And this coming from the owner of a motor home, the ultimate soulless rolling nightmare.
 
2014-08-25 07:47:17 AM  

thamike: [fm.cnbc.com image 600x400]

Anybody know what this dude's trying to accomplish here?


leedshackspace.org.uk
 
2014-08-25 07:48:09 AM  

thamike: [fm.cnbc.com image 600x400]

Anybody know what this dude's trying to accomplish here?


Ssssh.  He's lining up a birdie putt.

/no clues, but he's probably not getting into that car
 
2014-08-25 07:51:05 AM  

thamike: [fm.cnbc.com image 600x400]

Anybody know what this dude's trying to accomplish here?


He's obviously peeping through the keyhole.
 
2014-08-25 07:52:26 AM  
He's about to punch out the lock.
 
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