We read the report from National Insurance Crime Bureau – NICB – and surprised to find out that Honda Accord and Honda Civic from 1990s, followed by 1989 Toyota Camry earned top positions as the most stolen cars in the US for the past eight years. So, how come such a graceful Japanese cars have that certain aura that draw thieves?
Well, the 1990s Honda Accord and Honda Civic might held the top spot, but there other cars too on the list published by NICB. In 2010, NICB spotted that 1996 version of the Honda Accord was a very popular target. Still… the spotlight has picked the 1994 Honda Accord sedan.
To decease the bad luck aura, the current Honda Accord has been restyled by Honda both in design and technical details under the bonnet. The easy answer why thieves can’t get their hands of mid-90s Honda Accord is because there are still many of the cars running on the street. We also found out that the demand for replacement parts for Honda Accord probably one of other reasons why thieves pick on the Accord.
The NICB’s report over Honda Accord has not stopped Honda to sell it, instead, Honda successfully make the current Honda Accord a lot harder to steal. Back in 1997, Honda started to install microchips into car keys. If someone ever tries to hot-wire a Honda Accord without the key, the car would not start. Well, hot-wiring probably be obsolete, but other ways of stealing like driving up with a tilt-bed two truck, still work to take away the Honda Accord sedan.
If Honda Accord made it to the top list of the most stolen car, based on NICB report, Texas is the only state where the Chevy Tahoe makes the list and in Maryland, the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria takes part in the list.