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DunDan
10-20-2004, 02:20 PM
From Autonet:
http://www.autonet.ca/AutonetStories/Stories.cfm?StoryID=13193

Top 10 - Most frequently stolen vehicles (2002 - 2003 models)

1. Subaru Impreza WRX 4dr awd
2. Ford F350 Super Duty 4wd
3. Cadillac Escalade 4dr 4wd
4. Honda cCivic si 2dr hatchback
5. BMW 325ci/330ci 2dr
6. Hyundai Tiburon 2dr
7. Hyundai Accent 2dr
8. Hyundai Tiburon GT 2dr
9. Ford F250 Super Duty 4wd
10. Dodge Dakota 2wd

AmaRu
10-20-2004, 02:42 PM
bahaha @ Hyundai

ZiMMie
10-20-2004, 02:45 PM
R>e>p>o>s>t

AmaRu
10-20-2004, 02:45 PM
^^zimmie go on msn

ZiMMie
10-20-2004, 02:47 PM
^ am @ school

Justin e36
10-20-2004, 02:54 PM
repost... this has been dicussed for a while in the e46 forum.

and for anyone wondering why Hyundai Tiburons are hot on the theft list, it's because they all came stock with aftermarket-style Clarion CD decks.. some MP3 and some w/ Changers too. When in doubt, steal or break into a Tiburon... you won't be disappointed.

DunDan
10-20-2004, 02:55 PM
Zimmie:


This is a different list than the one posted in THIS thread not a REPOST<<<<<: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42220

NIMA
10-20-2004, 03:03 PM
there's like 20 different lists......the one on TV said the Escalade tops the list and I 've seen others that said the Tiburon ( :D )tops the list...bottom line, lock -up your Hyundai's and Kia's.... :confused:

M3ti Compact
10-20-2004, 04:03 PM
Wouldn't BMW's be hard to steal? With the double lock, and electronic key an all...

Flatbedded/Carjacked?

Mitch555
10-20-2004, 04:07 PM
Is there a site to go to so you can see where your car ranks on the list? :confused:

I've always wanted to scroll through some random cars and see where they rank.

Mystikal
10-20-2004, 04:32 PM
Flatbedded/Carjacked?

Precisely.

Gianpaolo_E46
10-20-2004, 04:33 PM
i herd on the radio a few days ago the escalade ext was the favourite car to steal...maybe just in the us? or canada?

///MAC
10-20-2004, 04:35 PM
yea i heard the same thing
i donno what people are saying but there are like 5000 lists

Justin e36
10-21-2004, 09:23 AM
Wouldn't BMW's be hard to steal? With the double lock, and electronic key an all...

Flatbedded/Carjacked?

not really. there are lots of ways around this.

1) cut a small hole to the bottom left of the door handle. since the window is up, you will have direct access to the unlock lock plug. send a 12V current to this and everything unlocks.

2) break into the trunk first and cut the battery. goodbye alarm.

3) I posted a while back how the microchips in these keys work and how to get around them. it's only a small resistor in there. You can get a universal key which tries out different resistors to get around this.

4) disable the battery and tow the car away or flatbed it away.

5) get a copy of your key... not very difficult if you know the VIN and have the right contacts. There are a few at a certain BMW dealership in Toronto who will give you a key to any VIN BMW for the right price. Names will stay anonymous.

... etc. etc.

BigD
10-21-2004, 11:14 AM
2) break into the trunk first and cut the battery. goodbye alarm.


On any decent setup today this will trigger the backup siren, which is normally even louder than the regular one.

Justin e36
10-21-2004, 11:21 AM
On any decent setup today this will trigger the backup siren, which is normally even louder than the regular one.

True.. I have a backup siren on my car. But the only manufacturer to give out a battery backup siren in the package right now is Viper. The rest it's an aftermarket add-on.

A real pain in the ass if I ever bring my car in to Charlie's or something... because if he has to do something which requires disconnecting the battery.... backup siren in that little garage can get annoying.

SeRb
10-21-2004, 09:14 PM
i jus heard about this on cp24 today the toronto police jus put out a report saying all the top stolen cars how the **** is it a repost