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knicks125
02-05-2005, 10:19 PM
<A HREF="http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,12166526%255E1702,00.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theadvertiser.news.....html</A><p>Not sure if I'd agree fully, but there are truths to some extent.

whipster
02-06-2005, 01:53 AM
I've heard about this before. It's true I guess. When you drive Land Rover you may feel indestructible. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
02-06-2005, 06:48 AM
its funny that hondas are at the top of the list .. but toyota is at the bottom :P<br>so its true .. ricers cant drive!

Rymanrph
02-06-2005, 02:25 PM
These are reported accidents. If you bang up your cheap car, you are less likely to get it fixed than if you have a merc or bmw. Biased.

Krypton
02-06-2005, 04:10 PM
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Krypton
02-06-2005, 04:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <I>Top five makes of cars whose drivers claimed most frequently for theft in 2004:<p>1. Hyundai</I></TD></TR></TABLE>

Rymanrph
02-06-2005, 09:09 PM
Ok, so that's what I get for not reading the whole article. Sorry.

knicks125
02-07-2005, 06:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SLR</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Top five makes of cars whose drivers claimed most frequently for theft in 2004:<br>1. Hyundai</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's a good thing Hyundai is becoming attractive to the thief, as well they should, but I was actaully very surprised by it. Here in the US, I know Honda Accords and Civics (mostly early 90s models) always finish at the top of the board for most stolen cars.

Santeno
02-08-2005, 08:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's a good thing Hyundai is becoming attractive to the thief, as well they should, but I was actaully very surprised by it. Here in the US, I know Honda Accords and Civics (mostly early 90s models) always finish at the top of the board for most stolen cars.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The reason they are more attractive to thieves is not because they are better cars or any more luxurious, but rather because they sell in very large volumes and for some reason are relatively easy to steal. There are so many of them on the road that once you chop up the pieces they can be easily transplanted into other recepient cars. Volume leads to anonimity, which makes them a perfect target.

RS
02-08-2005, 09:56 AM
also, alot of them don't have a security system like On*Star and sadly it's only available as a factory option and cannot be installed by a dealer or retailer. Where is the competition? See how quickly Sirius cought up with XM Radio.

knicks125
02-08-2005, 12:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">also, alot of them don't have a security system like On*Star and sadly it's only available as a factory option and cannot be installed by a dealer or retailer. Where is the competition? See how quickly Sirius cought up with XM Radio.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Forget OnStar, they are only available by one automaker, and they are for people who are lazy...a regular security system works just as well. YOu can easily get one hooked up if your car is an earlier model and don't come with one from the factory<p>how did sirius and xm get into this thread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

RS
02-08-2005, 03:42 PM
I<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>how did sirius and xm get into this thread </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I was just making a comparison because they are all for cars and operated by satelite.