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The 10 Most Stolen Cars

The list may surprise you. And worry you.

By Travis Persaud / February 1, 2013

The 10 Most Stolen Cars
The 10 Most Stolen Cars

Every 44 seconds, according to the FBI, a car gets stolen in America. If you think you're immune because you don't drive a flashy sports car, think again: the most stolen models are the ordinary vehicles that many of us drive every day. Here are the top 10, compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB):

10. 1994 Nissan Sentra
The Sentra has changed its looks quite a bit over the years, but it remains a fairly simple vehicle that's great for day-to-day commuting.

9. 2002 Ford Explorer
One of Ford's best sellers is also one of the most stolen vehicles in the country.

8. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup (Full Size)
One of three pickups to make the list.

7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup (Full Size)
A big seller for Chevrolet, and another of the many pickups that thieves have targeted.

6. 1994 Acura Integra
While no longer sold by Acura, there are enough Integras on the road for them to be a major target.

5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
A great people-mover and the best-selling minivan of its generation.

4. 1991 Toyota Camry
A top passenger vehicle that continues to move well today.

3. 2006 Ford F-150 Pickup (Full Size)
Ford's popular truck continues to be the top-selling vehicle in the country, putting it in high demand.

2. 1998 Honda Civic
The Honda Accord's smaller brother comes in second. It's a fun car to drive and apparently highly sought after.

1. 1994 Honda Accord
A great, reliable family car. Thieves have picked up on its utilitarian value.


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CAR SAVERS
The NICB offers a few simple ideas to help safeguard your vehicle:

Security
These low-cost options include alarm systems, steering-column locks and getting your VIN and serial number permanently etched on your windshield.

Immobilizers
These prevent thieves from bypassing the ignition to hot-wire your vehicle. They include start, ignition and fuel disablers, wireless ignition authentication and smart keys.

Tracking
This helps you recover your vehicle if it's stolen.  

Common Sense
It costs you nothing and should be part of your driving routine. Park in well-lit areas and remember to lock your doors and remove your keys from the ignition, even if you're only stepping out of your car for a moment.

Auto theft is an all-too-common experience. Here's what to do if your car is ever stolen.

Has your car ever been stolen? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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