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Old 12-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here in the states they want the Hondas and Toyotas.


America?s Most Stolen Cars - MSN Autos
I can't help but wonder why anyone would want to steal an '89 Camry? (Maybe because there are so few left?)

Is there a list of the least stolen cars?

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Old 12-10-2009, 02:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I believe it has something to do with the 2.0L engine. It could also be the 2.5 V6, which I believe was first introduced in 1989.
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US most stolen cars according to US NCIC:

The NICB study is based on information reported to the National Crime Information Center.

Here are the 10 most stolen vehicles as reported by the NICB — the number in parentheses is the model year most stolen:

1. Honda Civic (1995)
2. Honda Accord (1991)
3. Toyota Camry (1989)
4. Ford F-150 (1997)
5. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
6. Acura Integra (1994)
7. Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)
8. Nissan Sentra (1994)
9. Toyota Pickup (1988)
10. Toyota Corolla (2007)
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I believe it has something to do with the 2.0L engine. It could also be the 2.5 V6, which I believe was first introduced in 1989.
If I recall, the early Camrys were the ones that suffered from sludge accumulation.

Nothin' like stealing an old car for its engine, only to find that it's in worse shape than yours...
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That, I don't know.
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I've heard that a lot of older Toyota's have similar locks, so that when the keys get worn down, they work in other cars as well.
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LOL - I like double sided keys. I can use them to start 2 different vehicles.

Incidentally, my Dodge Caravan key, and the Saturn's key, will fit the ignition cylinders of each other. I could cut either of the keys to work with both vehicles.
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I can't believe Tempos aren't at the top of the lists.

Maybe thieves, unfamiliar with them, all ended up in fireballs in the ditch from losing control. Then word got out.
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Heading down to NYC next weekend too . For those of you who don't know, that's where stuff gets stolen.
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Hello -

I know Saturn S-Series were in the top ten one year, but I don't know why. Thieves must have slummin'.

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