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Doug, seen your car lately?(5 posts)

Doug, seen your car lately?mohair_chair
Oct 29, 2003 8:58 AM
According to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, here are the ten metropolitan areas (MSAs) with the highest vehicle theft rates in 2002:

1. Phoenix, AZ
2. Fresno, CA
3. Modesto, CA
4. Stockton-Lodi, CA
5. Las Vegas, NV
6. Miami, FL
7. Sacramento, CA
8. Oakland, CA
9. Seattle, WA
10. Tacoma, WA

Fresno??? What do you do with a stolen car in Fresno? Drive up the road to Modesto, I guess, where someone else steals it.

Fresno beats Miami??? Miami, with all those flashy cars that you can drive right on to a ship and send to South America? That's just wrong.

What is the deal with the Central Valley? Four of the top seven cities are there.

My town, San Jose, is only 147th.
just want HondasDougSloan
Oct 29, 2003 10:56 AM
Ya, but they are only stealing Hondas to create little zippy slammed down pocket rockets. With just about every security feature known in my cars, I doubt we'll have a problem, unless someone flat-beds them out of our locked garage in our gated neighborhood.

Also, Fresno has a seedier side, which is about 20 miles from where I live. Where the car actually is makes a difference, of course.

Thieves typically don't steal the "flashier cars." They go for common cars like Accords and Tauruses, for which there is a large market for parts like airbags.

Hondas have been #1 for years becauseBrooks
Oct 31, 2003 10:02 AM
they have been one of the top sellers for years, so lots of them are out there and, more importantly, they are easy to steal with cheap aluminum ignition columns that you can defeat with a screwdriver and a hammer.
I wonder if the Saturn L will soon move up on that list?Free2Pedal
Oct 31, 2003 12:09 PM
They are everywhere now. They must be one of the top ten cars purchased around Chicago. The other morning, I was stopped at a light and there was an L car in front of me, one behind me and two in the turn lane next to mine. Then I looked across the intersection and there were two more waiting at the opposite light.
Fresno is also #2 for worst air quality...Lon Norder
Oct 29, 2003 11:39 AM
Fresno: the Avis of American cities.