It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the 1995
Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh joy.
You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that are
stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I suppose this has more to do with the
difficulty of stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old Hondas. What
does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord? I know Honda parts are outrageously
expensive, but surely the demand for used 17 year old Honda parts must be
That's because they've run out of Integra GS-Rs to steal....
the older cars motors are more easily modified.
they take the motors,transaxles,ECU,seats,doors,front fenders,and other
misc parts,then torch the rest in some field.
These are usually street drag racers who burn up motors trying to get lots
of HP from them,and then steal to get 'new' motors to build up and burn up.
It is interesting that you'd only have gotten in trouble for performing the
above action if you had done it within the last 40 years.
Prior to that they'd have disregarded the excess roundage and pinned a
medal on you for improving the country's gene pool and helping to lower the
crime rate. This was true even in the now Communist republic of Kanada,
where I am unfortunately forced to reside.
It's amazing on how far we've "come."
Just about anywhere on the east or west coast(s), they'd be pro, er
persecuting you for protecting your life, never mind your stuff.
Here in Texas, well it just ain't a healthy thing to trespass uninvited
especially at night. Very slim chance that you'd prosecuted here. Just a
couple of weeks ago, a neighbor (of an apparant burglary victim) called
911 that his neighbor's house was being broken into and that he was
about to go and shoot the perps. He shot 'em both dead and no charges
Heh... Fly down to messyco and sneak across from that end. If you have
a valuable "skill," you'll have it made!
(Lawn care experience helps...)
Oh, don't bother learning engrish... That'll hold you back..
The funniest thing about the McKenzie Brothers is that Dave Thomas and Rick
Moranis invented the Brothers as a joke, as a thumbed-nose to Canadian
regulators, who require a certain amount of "Canadian content" on Canadian-
To their astonishment, the McKenzie Brothers became a continent-wide hit.
I heard through the grapevine that much of the motivation
for car thefts in some cities is simply sport. Thieves steal
the car, drive it around for fun, then dump it. No profits
to be made, other than the exhilaration of the theft and
obviously short-term drive.
But that wouldn't target a 1991 Accord. It's solid, but with the
springs sort of shot, not the kind of car that's too much fun to drive
I've never bothered to have comprehensive coverage because the car is
not exactly worth too much, but clearly someone wants it.
I think the ease of theft may outweigh the suspension
quality, hp under the hood, etc. These guys often have just
a few minutes to get the wheels moving, right? If I were a
car thief out for thrills, I would not be so choosy.
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