Mercedes Tops List of Stolen Luxury Vehicles

2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Luxury Sedan You may not be the only one eyeing your neighbor’s Mercedes, as a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau indicates that car thieves prefer Mercedes-Benz to other luxury brands. NICB says that the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class and S-Class are all among the top 10 stolen luxury vehicles. The report found that 4,384 luxury cars from the 2010-12 model years were stolen between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2012. Of the models analyzed, the Mercedes C-Class ... continue reading»

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Auto Thieves Hate the Toyota Prius

Worried about your car being stolen? Buy a Toyota Prius. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a report last week that found that the Prius has a much lower theft rate than other vehicles. Only one in 606 Prius hybrids from the 2008 to 2010 model years was reported stolen, according to the NICB. Comparatively, of all 2008 to 2010 model-year vehicles reported stolen, the average was one in 78. “As it turns out, the most popular hybrid on ... continue reading»

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Honda Accord Tops List of Most Stolen Vehicles

Shutterstock The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen vehicles in 2011 last week. The 1994 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic and 2006 Ford F-Series pickup truck were stolen more often than any other vehicle on the road.  According to the report, older cars and trucks like these are stolen more often than newer vehicles. “Newer cars typically are harder to steal because of higher-tech anti-theft devices,” writes the Detroit Free Press. For instance, many newer car ... continue reading»

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Will Your Car Get Stolen?

Nobody ever wants to walk outside and find that their vehicle is suddenly missing. Unfortunately, car theft is a daily occurrence, and in many cases, a thief needs very little time at all to commandeer your car. Like all goods, black market demand for certain vehicles is higher than others. Last summer, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2010. While you might expect Ferraris and Lamborghinis to be the most ... continue reading»

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Cadillac Escalade Tops HLDI Most-Stolen Vehicles List

The rich and famous helped popularize the Cadillac Escalade in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and since then, you hear less about the Escalade. This luxury behemoth, however, is still popular among thieves. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute’s analysis of insurance claims for vehicles from the 2008 to 2010 model years, the Escalade is six times more likely to be targeted by thieves. The HLDI notes that these results aren’t unusual. “The Escalade for years ... continue reading»

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