Top Ten most stolen cars in NZ

Top Ten most stolen cars in NZ

TOP TEN MOST STOLEN CARS IN NZ

The Automobile Association has just released it’s annual list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in New Zealand. The list draws data from AA Insurance claims in NZ. Subarus were highly prized by thieves with three different models making the top 10 list, the Nissan Skyline, Mazda Lantis and Honda Prelude all featured. Keeping its position at the top of the list is the Nissan Silvia which had the most insurance claims.

Making the list for the first time or returning for 2009 was the Mitsubishi Legnum, Honda Integra, Subaru Forester and the good ole Mazda Familia. One car that has dropped off this year’s list is the only European vehicle to make the 2008 list, the BMW 325i.

According to AAI deputy general manager Martin Fox the list shows that kiwi car thieves prefer pre-2000 models. Fox goes on to say, “That’s probably because older cars lack the sophisticated security systems of newer models, such as electronic locking, alarms and immobilisers, so are simply easier to steal. It’s more about the age of the cars than the various vehicle manufacturers.”

Sixty nine per cent of stolen vehicles reported to AAI did not contain any security devices.

So keep your vehicle alarmed, secure and stay one step ahead of those scumbag thieves.

NZ’s top 10 most stolen cars:

1. Nissan Silvia

2. Subaru Impreza

3. Nissan Skyline

4. Subaru Legacy

5. Mitsubishi Legnum

6. Honda Integra

7. Subaru Forester

8. Mazda Lantis

9. Honda Prelude

10. Mazda Familia

TOP TEN MOST STOLEN CARS IN NZ

The Automobile Association has just released it’s annual list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in New Zealand. The list draws data from AA Insurance claims in NZ. Subarus were highly prized by thieves with three different models making the top 10 list, the Nissan Skyline, Mazda Lantis and Honda Prelude all featured. Keeping its position at the top of the list is the Nissan Silvia which had the most insurance claims.

Making the list for the first time or returning for 2009 was the Mitsubishi Legnum, Honda Integra, Subaru Forester and the good ole Mazda Familia. One car that has dropped off this year’s list is the only European vehicle to make the 2008 list, the BMW 325i.

According to AAI deputy general manager Martin Fox the list shows that kiwi car thieves prefer pre-2000 models. Fox goes on to say, “That’s probably because older cars lack the sophisticated security systems of newer models, such as electronic locking, alarms and immobilisers, so are simply easier to steal. It’s more about the age of the cars than the various vehicle manufacturers.”

Sixty nine per cent of stolen vehicles reported to AAI did not contain any security devices.

So keep your vehicle alarmed, secure and stay one step ahead of those scumbag thieves.

NZ’s top 10 most stolen cars:

1. Nissan Silvia

2. Subaru Impreza

3. Nissan Skyline

4. Subaru Legacy

5. Mitsubishi Legnum

6. Honda Integra

7. Subaru Forester

8. Mazda Lantis

9. Honda Prelude

10. Mazda Familia

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