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10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Do Thieves Want Your Car?

By Liz Crenshaw
|  Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011  |  Updated 3:36 PM EDT
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10 Most Stolen Vehicles

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An Acura stripped by car thieves.

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If you drive an older model Honda, you are in demand -- or at least, your car is. Turns out the 1994 Honda Accord and 1995 Honda Civic were the two most frequently stolen cars in 2010.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released “Hot Wheels,” its list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. While you might think new, expensive cars would be more popular with thieves, the NICB says it’s just the opposite. Many older cars and trucks are popular with thieves because of the value of their parts.

Nationally -- and for the first time since 2002 -- thieves preferred domestic makes over foreign brands. Ford holds three spots on the list, Dodge two, and Chevrolet one, while the remaining four spots went to Honda, Toyota and Acura. However, the top three positions continue to go to Honda and Toyota models, a trend that has been consistent since 2000.

For 2010, the most stolen vehicles in the nation according to NICB were:

1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1991 Toyota Camry
4. 1999 Chevrolet pickup (full-size)
5. 1997 Ford F150 Series/pickup
6. 2004 Dodge Ram
7. 2000 Dodge Caravan
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1999 Ford Taurus

If you want to read the full “Hot Wheels” report, click here.


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