If You Own A Honda Civic Watch Your Back, It’s Targeted Most By Car Thieves
Do you drive a Honda Civic or Honda Accord? You better be careful where you park and use a CLUB lock on your steering wheel. The Honda Civic and Honda Accord are the top-two most stolen cars in America according to a report from Insurify. They say the 1998 Honda Civic is stolen more often than any vehicle in America at a rate 6 per 1,000 vetches and 45,062 were stolen last year.
The 1997 Honda Accord is number two on the list with a theft rate of 5 per 1,000 vehicles and 43,764 were stolen last year in the U.S. The next closest vehicle is the Ford F-150 pickup with 35,105 trucks stolen last year.
Hondas are targeted most because they hold their resale value. Plus, thieves can profit by stripping them and selling the parts to repair shops and junkyards. Older cars are also easier to steal because they usually lack the advanced anti-theft protection that newer cars have. The 1997 model year was the last year the Accord didn’t come with an immobilizer and car thieves know it. The sixth-generation Honda Civic hatch is also a popular car that tuners want to modify.
Top stolen colors
If you own a silver Honda Civic or Accord you better be doubly careful. According to CCC Information Services, silver is the top color car thieves pick followed by white, black, gold and dark green. Besides the Honda Civic and Accord, check out which cars are stolen most.
Top ten most stolen car list
1. 1998 Honda Civic
2. 1997 Honda Accord
3. 2006 Ford Pickup
4. 2004 Chevrolet Pickup
5. 2017 Toyota Camry
6. 2016 Nissan Altima
7. 2016 Toyota Corolla
8. 2001 Dodge Pickup
9. 2017 GMC Pickup
10.2008 Chevrolet Impala
An interesting Honda Accord car theft happened recently in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. The Oakland Press reported a woman walked into Page Honda, asked to test-drive a new 2019 Honda Accord and never returned it. What’s interesting, the dealer let her drive the car off the lot alone on the test drive. The woman and the new Honda have not been seen since.
So lock up your older Honda Civic and Accord and use some sort of security lock on the steering wheel. You are being targeted most by car thieves.
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