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Old 12 Dec 2007, 09:12 am
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It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the 1995
Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh joy.

http://www.newsday.com/services/news...,7892563.story
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 09:20 am
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"dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote in message
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> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the 1995
> Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh joy.
>
> http://www.newsday.com/services/news...,7892563.story


You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that are
stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I suppose this has more to do with the
difficulty of stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old Hondas. What
does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord? I know Honda parts are outrageously
expensive, but surely the demand for used 17 year old Honda parts must be
pretty low.

Ed


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Old 12 Dec 2007, 10:28 am
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"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in
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>
> "dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote in message
> news:hqqvl39l77cbt7h78m5p47pfd7sricpmms@4ax.com...
>> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the
>> 1995 Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh joy.


That's because they've run out of Integra GS-Rs to steal....
>>
>> http://www.newsday.com/services/news...ednesday/longi
>> sland/ny-licars125496908dec12,0,7892563.story

>
> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that
> are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I suppose this has more to do
> with the difficulty of stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old
> Hondas. What does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord? I know Honda parts
> are outrageously expensive, but surely the demand for used 17 year old
> Honda parts must be pretty low.
>
> Ed
>
>
>


the older cars motors are more easily modified.

they take the motors,transaxles,ECU,seats,doors,front fenders,and other
misc parts,then torch the rest in some field.

These are usually street drag racers who burn up motors trying to get lots
of HP from them,and then steal to get 'new' motors to build up and burn up.

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Old 12 Dec 2007, 12:16 pm
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"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote
> "dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote
>> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006
>> (US) is the 1995
>> Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have.
>> Oh joy.


> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of
> thieves that are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I
> suppose this has more to do with the difficulty of
> stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old Hondas.
> What does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord?


I heard through the grapevine that much of the motivation
for car thefts in some cities is simply sport. Thieves steal
the car, drive it around for fun, then dump it. No profits
to be made, other than the exhilaration of the theft and
obviously short-term drive.


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Old 12 Dec 2007, 03:45 pm
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On Wed, 12 Dec 2007 10:16:51 -0700, "Elle"
<honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote:

>"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote
>> "dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote
>>> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006
>>> (US) is the 1995
>>> Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have.
>>> Oh joy.

>
>> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of
>> thieves that are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I
>> suppose this has more to do with the difficulty of
>> stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old Hondas.
>> What does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord?

>
>I heard through the grapevine that much of the motivation
>for car thefts in some cities is simply sport. Thieves steal
>the car, drive it around for fun, then dump it. No profits
>to be made, other than the exhilaration of the theft and
>obviously short-term drive.
>

But that wouldn't target a 1991 Accord. It's solid, but with the
springs sort of shot, not the kind of car that's too much fun to drive
anymore.

I've never bothered to have comprehensive coverage because the car is
not exactly worth too much, but clearly someone wants it.
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 07:45 pm
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"dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote
>>I heard through the grapevine that much of the motivation
>>for car thefts in some cities is simply sport. Thieves
>>steal
>>the car, drive it around for fun, then dump it. No profits
>>to be made, other than the exhilaration of the theft and
>>obviously short-term drive.
>>

> But that wouldn't target a 1991 Accord. It's solid, but
> with the
> springs sort of shot, not the kind of car that's too much
> fun to drive
> anymore.


I think the ease of theft may outweigh the suspension
quality, hp under the hood, etc. These guys often have just
a few minutes to get the wheels moving, right? If I were a
car thief out for thrills, I would not be so choosy.

> I've never bothered to have comprehensive coverage because
> the car is
> not exactly worth too much, but clearly someone wants it.


Indeed. One of the advantages of an older car.


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Old 12 Dec 2007, 07:52 pm
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C. E. White wrote:

> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that are
> stealing 13 and 17 year old cars.


Well, since the demographic interested in those cars is the under 20 lot
then the intelligence of the thieves can explain itself - ever see a kid
with the oversized baseball cap, moon boot running shoes, puffy jacket
and size 50 pants look like anything other than a moron? So stealing a
17 year old car would seem like a good idea.
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 10:07 pm
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Jim Yanik wrote:
> "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in
> news:13lvrfj59v43a6@corp.supernews.com:
>
>> "dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote in message
>> news:hqqvl39l77cbt7h78m5p47pfd7sricpmms@4ax.com...
>>> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the
>>> 1995 Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh joy.

>
> That's because they've run out of Integra GS-Rs to steal....
>>> http://www.newsday.com/services/news...ednesday/longi
>>> sland/ny-licars125496908dec12,0,7892563.story

>> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that
>> are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I suppose this has more to do
>> with the difficulty of stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of old
>> Hondas. What does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord? I know Honda parts
>> are outrageously expensive, but surely the demand for used 17 year old
>> Honda parts must be pretty low.
>>
>> Ed
>>
>>
>>

>
> the older cars motors are more easily modified.
>
> they take the motors,transaxles,ECU,seats,doors,front fenders,and other
> misc parts,then torch the rest in some field.
>
> These are usually street drag racers who burn up motors trying to get lots
> of HP from them,and then steal to get 'new' motors to build up and burn up.
>


you got it!
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 11:18 pm
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jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
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> Jim Yanik wrote:
>> "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in
>> news:13lvrfj59v43a6@corp.supernews.com:
>>
>>> "dgk" <dgk@somewhere.com> wrote in message
>>> news:hqqvl39l77cbt7h78m5p47pfd7sricpmms@4ax.com...
>>>> It might be old news, but the most stolen car in 2006 (US) is the
>>>> 1995 Civic. Number 2 is a 1991 Accord. That's the one I have. Oh
>>>> joy.

>>
>> That's because they've run out of Integra GS-Rs to steal....
>>>> http://www.newsday.com/services/news.../wednesday/lon
>>>> gi sland/ny-licars125496908dec12,0,7892563.story
>>> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that
>>> are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars. I suppose this has more to do
>>> with the difficulty of stealing newer cars than the "goodness" of
>>> old Hondas. What does one do with a stolen 1991 Accord? I know Honda
>>> parts are outrageously expensive, but surely the demand for used 17
>>> year old Honda parts must be pretty low.
>>>
>>> Ed
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>> the older cars motors are more easily modified.
>>
>> they take the motors,transaxles,ECU,seats,doors,front fenders,and
>> other misc parts,then torch the rest in some field.
>>
>> These are usually street drag racers who burn up motors trying to get
>> lots of HP from them,and then steal to get 'new' motors to build up
>> and burn up.
>>

>
> you got it!
>


Personal experience;
I USED to own an Integra GS-R. stolen June 29th of this year.

I'd like Florida laws like Texas has concerning shooting people stealing
your property.

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Old 12 Dec 2007, 11:25 pm
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observer <not_kjhsfd7ywhj@something.com> wrote in
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> C. E. White wrote:
>
>> You have to wonder about the talent and intelligence of thieves that
>> are stealing 13 and 17 year old cars.

>
> Well, since the demographic interested in those cars is the under 20
> lot then the intelligence of the thieves can explain itself - ever see
> a kid with the oversized baseball cap, moon boot running shoes, puffy
> jacket and size 50 pants look like anything other than a moron? So
> stealing a 17 year old car would seem like a good idea.
>


just because the car is old doesn't mean it's parts are not worth
stealing,to the dishonest.

Thieves went to the trouble of stealing the plastic "Acura" and "GS-R"
badges from my 94 GS-R. $60 bucks at the dealers.I didn't replace them.
Personally,I would rather cars not have such badges;they are a PITA to wax
around.I like the "no chrome" look,too.

Then they took the ECU;$800 and 6 weeks wait.
Then they took the whole car. 3 weeks to get paid for the total loss.


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