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Old 10-20-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation Top 10 - Most frequently stolen vehicles (2004)

From Autonet:
http://www.autonet.ca/AutonetStories...?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
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:45 PM   #4
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:55 PM   #7
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This is a different list than the one posted in THIS thread not a REPOST<<<<<: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42220
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Old 10-20-2004, 03:03 PM   #8
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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 ( )tops the list...bottom line, lock -up your Hyundai's and Kia's....
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:03 PM   #9
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Wouldn't BMW's be hard to steal? With the double lock, and electronic key an all...

Flatbedded/Carjacked?
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:07 PM   #10
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Is there a site to go to so you can see where your car ranks on the list?

I've always wanted to scroll through some random cars and see where they rank.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:32 PM   #11
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Flatbedded/Carjacked?
Precisely.
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:33 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:35 PM   #13
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yea i heard the same thing
i donno what people are saying but there are like 5000 lists
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:23 AM   #14
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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.
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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.
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