Last post on Feb 06, 2006 at 6:12 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#2730 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [jpnewt]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:22 pm)
Actually, it is the late model Honda's that are on the most stolen list. Honda's are most likely stolen because their parts are needed in the tuner market.
1. 1995 Honda Civic
2. 1989 Toyota Camry
3. 1991 Honda Accord
4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
5. 1994 Chevrolet C/K pickup
6. 1997 Ford F-150
7. 2003 Dodge Ram
8. 1990 Acura Integra
9. 1988 Toyota pickup
10. 1991 Nissan Sentra
I doubt thieves will steal 91/92/93...etc Hyundai's because they were so cheaply made! But I admit that has changed now, the company made a big turn.
#2731 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [jpnewt]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:26 pm)
Or it could mean that Hondas need more spare parts than Hyundais. Think about that.
#2732 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [ctalk]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:33 pm)
I also agree that they are better made but keep in mind where they came from, there was no where to go but up. Hyundai is getting better but I(my opinion) just can not agree like some here that think the Sonata is a better car than the Accord or Camry.
#2733 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [snakeweasel]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I understand your point, you don't seem to understand mine. If there are no spare parts that still work on a Hyundai and there are NO Hyundais that still run you don't need to steal or can't find a Hyundai to steal. Think about that please. How many Older Hyundai's do you still see on the road? Humm...
#2734 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [snakeweasel]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:40 pm)
Thefts of older cars also may reflect growth in the so-called tuner market, where older, mainly Japanese-made cars are modified for road racing. - This seems like a better reason.
jpnewt makes a good point that you should think about.
#2735 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [jpnewt]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:43 pm)
How many Older Hyundai's do you still see on the road?
I see quite a few. Even saw a scope a while back.
#2736 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [ctalk]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:44 pm)
That still doesn't change the fact that most cars are stolen to be chopped up and sold for spare parts.
#2737 of 2824 Re: camry [sigt1]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:48 pm)
wouldn't trust the other two, but would definetely take both over a european car
Wow dude! hold your horses. Are you really that close-minded in your thinking. ToyHon is the by no means the holly grail of automobiles. Take a chill pill and checkout the rest. Personally, I wouldn't be caught dead in a ToyHon, but I don't think they are all that bad, just plain boring. I don't care about resale value, or whatever status ToyHon offers, NOT! Plus, I live in Brooklyn, NY where a ToyHon is parked on every block. Plus, why would I wan't to drive a boring car that requires me to pay higher insurance premium, uses premium gas, and is Brooklyn's, most stolen. I am not bashin TOYHon, it's just that I get a little miffed when folks like post stuff like this. Settle done dude. I will take any European car over ToyHon any day of the week....Chris out!!
Oh and Fusion, Sonata and Madza6 too
#2738 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [snakeweasel]
Feb 06, 2006 (1:48 pm)
So what you think is that Honda's need more spare parts than Hyundai (and that is the reason it's on the most stolen list)? Are you trying to say that Honda's are poorly made, or inferior to Hyundai?
#2739 of 2824 Re: SONATA RATED [ctalk]
Feb 06, 2006 (2:00 pm)
Please don't put words in my mouth. Just stating the fact that most cars are stolen for spare parts. Anything else is inferred by you.
FWIW I believe the NHTSA has Dodge as the highest, but they use a different method to determine their list. They go by number of cars stolen and manufactured. So that a car where 100k were made and 100 were stolen rates higher than one where 500K cars were made and 200 were stolen.