Badge of Honor: Older Honda Accords are Most Stolen

The reliability of the Honda vehicles throughout the years has made them the most stolen vehicles. According to this article, car theft has actually got down because of new, high-tech ignitions. But older Hondas are still susceptible and are, apparently, the most desirable, to car thieves.

“Criminals generally have not been able to circumvent the technology or make counterfeit keys….Instead, criminals have stuck to stealing older cars. You can see this in the pattern of thefts of America’s most stolen car, the Honda Accord. About 54,000 Accords were stolen in 2013, 84 percent of them from model years 1997 or earlier, according to data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.”

But older vehicles are not worth as much, so thieves have to steal more of them. And because Hondas are so reliable and last so long, that’s what is stolen most. “In any case, it turns out that Hondas remain the most stolen cars in America because they’re still worth something even if they were built before 1997. Looked at a certain way, that’s a badge of pride.”

What do you think? Is this something Honda and you as a Honda owner are proud of or is it concerning?

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