Buying a new car? Beware of the car thieves. You might never know that there are people out there getting ready to pounce on your driveway and get hold of your sparkling new car. Automobile thieves cast their eyes on various kinds of cars whether they are flashy, high-end or the ordinary ones. They can put them to various uses in their own way. Whatever the reasons are, we have our own reasons to be careful! Check out the 10 most widely stolen cars.
1. Cadillac Escalade
This Cadillac Escalade is nothing less of a full size luxury vehicle. It features a 6.2 liter V-8 engine. The vehicle comes with various wheelbases and body styles. The premium equipment of the vehicle can be removed quickly and used in other sports vehicles that are sold by General Motors. The high-end image and class make it a target for theft. The vehicle has featured n the 'most stolen' list of cars for 6 out of seven times. The value is $49,135.
2. Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4WD
The special car is a real workhorse and is very popular among people who require a heavy duty vehicle to tow. Contractors also value its capacity to carry load. It comes with a rugged design too. The four-wheel driving editions of this car are stolen frequently. This proves that the cars do not require looks alone to be stolen. Apart from the car itself, it may be other factors like the tools or the expensive cargo it is carrying that makes it disappear. The cost is $36,100.
3. Chevrolet Avalanche 1500
The light duty vehicle Chevrolet Avalanche has a lot of similarities with the GMC Yukon for the frequency score and average loss. The Avalanche comes with a four door pick up and is based on the same type of platform and mechanics of the Yukon. Durability, standard V8 power, interchangeable parts etc which means that the vehicle can be easily and profitably separated into bits. The value of the vehicle is $34,800.
4. Nissan Pathfinder
SUVs and trucks have become hot commodities in the used car market recently. The demand for these vehicles also make the Americans keep the vehicles with them instead of option for smaller vehicles that are fuel efficient and come with replacement parts and in great demand. Owners of these cars have to be especially careful such vehicles as the Nissan Pathfinder. A Pathfinder 2008 model can get a combined mileage of 12 miles per gallon. It is tough on roads and known for its towing ability. The cost of the car is $26,435.
5. Infiniti G37 2-door
The Infinity G37 is one of the prettiest designs on the market. It is a perfect balance of power, luxury and prestige. The features make the vehicle an irresistible challenge to the thieves all over. The v-6 engine located under the hood of the two doors, gives the thieves another reason to confiscate it. The parts of this car can be sold very easily too. The price is $35,435.
6. Dodge Charger HEMI
This is a full size sedan for the whole family. When the vehicle is equipped with an optional HEMI v-8 5.7 liter engine, it seems to end up in the wrong hands most often. There is huge demand for the HEMI engines in the car parts market of stolen cars. So this makes the Dodge Charger an easy target. The vehicle costs $34,400.
7. Ford F350 Crew Cab 4WD
The F series Ford cars are becoming the best selling trucks in most parts of America. They are also becoming a popular target of the thieves due to various features. They are the target not only because of their attractive nature but also due to the cargo and tools they carry. The heavy duty trucks include various other features like telescoping mirrors, rearview cameras etc. The cost is $36,100.
8. Hummer H2 4WD
The Hummer H1 by GM was a monster vehicle specially designed for the military. The company’s H2 is more practical in terms of usage. It looks more attractive and has a special class of its own. These special features make the car a real target for the thieves. The value is $58,900.
9. GMC Yukon
The GMC Yukon is a very popular car. It has gone through a lot of changes including the size. The latest design is a sport value car that can seat up to nine people comfortably. The previous version came with a 4 x 4 two door style that can seat about 6 people. The value of the car is $39,635.