Check out picture above of an actual car thief in action (courtesy of BaitCar.com), laughing and having a great OL time. But Don’t worry, this guy gets caught after 15 minutes later. So, don’t let this thief ride off with your car.
I found this interesting news at www.carinsurancecomparison.com which inform us the 10 most stolen cars in 2011 and also ranking. Expensive car doesn’t means it can’t be stolen. Just take attention for a while for reading this article. This information provided by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, as well as what makes them so appealing to the average auto thief.
So, if your car is on the list, please be careful and make sure you have insurance for your riding.
Chevrolet Tahoe Theft Frequency: 5.8 out of 1,000
Chevrolet Tahoe owners usually like to “trick out” their rides. Too bad one of the options they decline from the factory is a security system. If more of these SUVs had alarms, that might knock out the desire for thieves to try to take them from their owners and keep it from being a contender for the most stolen car in the world.
_I’m loaded with tons of gear you can offload at your shadiest pawn shop!_
GMC Yukon XL 4WD Theft Frequency: 6.0 out of 1,000
Some might say this is a man’s station wagon, and that’s probably true (if there is such a thing). What’s also a fact is that these massive SUVs are always loaded with some sort of man-cargo. Expensive golf clubs, outdoor gear, electronics, and tools make these incredibly attractive to thieves.
Hummer H2 Theft Frequency: 6.2 out of 1,000
Does stealing a Hummer have anything to do with the fact that Hummer drivers are so aggressive? Likely not: most Hummers are loaded with extra aftermarket gear that thieves can profit from. Chrome wheels and grills, sound systems and other pricey parts make these total gold mines. Plus, you know, what’s cooler to a thief than stealing a Hummer? (Stealing a tank, maybe.)
Nissan Maxima Theft Frequency: 6.5 out of 1,000
The Maxima is one of the few cars that made our list. Thieves like it for its combination of good looks and comparatively powerful engine for its class. And even though you can get Nissan’s Immobilizer security system for this car – which won’t allow the car to start without its registered key – that’s not going to stop someone from loading it onto a flatbed for parts!
GMC Sierra Crew Cab Theft Frequency: 6.7 out of 1,000
The Sierra is a work truck. Often that means that it’s more than just the vehicle itself that motivates thieves to steal it. Usually the bed of these trucks contains tool boxes and other expensive equipment, a bonus if you’re going to be stealing a truck or car anyway.
Infiniti G37 Theft Frequency: 7.1 out of 1,000
The G37 is an expensive coupe that has cachet with thieves because the market dictates that the parts can go for high dollars. Hey, it’s an Infiniti, they are pretty darn rare! It doesn’t hurt that it looks good and also has a 330 horsepower engine for fast getaways.
Chevrolet Avalanche Theft Frequency: 7.4 out of 1,000
Unlike your average pickup truck, the Avalanche usually comes with premium features such as advanced audio and navigation features, parts that criminals love to strip off a vehicle for straight cash. Some of them might be used for work related purposes, and that equipment’s extra dollars!
Dodge Charger Theft Frequency: 7.4 out of 1,000
Finally, a car that you might see in Gone in 60 Seconds. Many Chargers on the street sport a Hemi engine that packs a whopping 368 horsepower (and 425 horsepower for the SRT8 version!). That kind of power ensures that a thief can literally be gone in sixty seconds!
Chevy Silverado Theft Frequency: 8.0 out of 1,000
Trucks like these are nice little treasure troves of gadgets and other artifacts that can be sold off to individuals or pawn shops. It’s likely that many owners of these trucks do not have a security system installed, either — another reason to invest in a security package or at least a Club!
Cadillac Escalade Theft Frequency: 10.8 out of 1,000
It’s no surprise that the top of this list is a luxury brand. What did you expect? One of the most prized symbols of premium is in the Cadillac brand. That mixed with the fact that it’s an SUV full of extra junk makes this car irresistible to thieves. You’d be tempted to steal it, too.