Auto insurance quotes can be higher on cars that are the most commonly stolen. Knowing this can help you make a decision on what type of car you want to purchase when you start to compare auto insurance policies. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recently announced their findings for 2010 in the most commonly stolen vehicle types and consumers are anxious to know.
It’s no surprise that for the third straight year in a row the 1994 Honda Accord is the most stolen car for 2010. Over 50,000 Accords were stolen in 2010 according to the article “The Most Commonly Stolen Vehicles In The United States” on US Insurance Online. It’s suggested that weak security systems and a continuously high demand for parts are the two main reasons that the ‘94 Accord continues to be stolen the most.
The spokesperson for NICB, Frank Scafidi, says there is a black market for important parts and sometimes cars are worth more for their parts than they are when they are still in tact. Between 2002 and 2009 there were many more foreign cars on the top 10 list when compared with domestic models. In 2010, there were actually six American models on the list which is a turn in the trend. The Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry were the three top most stolen cars in 2010, so consider this when purchasing your car considering your auto insurance rates many be higher due to the high theft.
Written by Sara Smart
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