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Old 09-26-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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Hi,

I currently live in Texas, but may have a job offer in Mesa. Wanted to get an idea of what vehicles are currently the most popular in that area and which vehicles also may be the most stolen! Thanks so much.
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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The nost stolen in Phoenix are pretty much the most stolen anywhere in the country, (or at least the West), I suspect. That info is available with an internet search, I'm sure.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Honda Civics, Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys typically round out the top three cars most often stolen nationwide. There's something to be said for the reliability and resale value of Japanese econoboxes, I guess?

Anecdotally, the official car of Flagstaff appears to be late model Chevy Cavaliers.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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SUV's
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Honda Civics, Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys typically round out the top three cars most often stolen nationwide. There's something to be said for the reliability and resale value of Japanese econoboxes, I guess?

Anecdotally, the official car of Flagstaff appears to be late model Chevy Cavaliers.
Not true.

Most stolen cars: No. 1 Cadillac Escalade - Aug. 25, 2011
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Makes sense to me, Speedy . . .

If you're gonna steal a vehicle . . . steal a nice expensive one.

I firmly believe the most stolen vehicles are those that are neglected and/or remain outside overnight. I'm always amazed at how an otherwise intelligent human being would leave an expensive vehicle outside while their garage is chocked full of worthless junk.

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Old 09-26-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Very slanted demographics in that report......theft's per 1000 vehicles, not "total" thefts of vehicles.

More the norm here: Most Stolen Vehicles - MSN Autos
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Hi,

I currently live in Texas, but may have a job offer in Mesa. Wanted to get an idea of what vehicles are currently the most popular in that area and which vehicles also may be the most stolen! Thanks so much.
Does it really matter which ones are the most popular or which ones tend to get stolen the most? Are you going to change the vehicle you drive based on the information on an internet forum?

I posted the list of the most stolen but truly, the vehicles which are stolen the most are ones left outside where thieves have easy access to. I don't think I've heard of anyone parking a vehicle inside a garage and coming out the next morning to discover it missing. Probably has happened but I've never heard of it. Take regular precautions like not leaving your keys in it, keeping it in a garage whenever possible, etc etc.

As for the most popular...everything said would be anecdotal based on experiences. If you want a broad generalization, some of the popular vehicles in the Phoenix area are:

GM SUV's (Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade)
BMW 3 Series
Ford F-150's
Slew of "old people cars" (Lincoln TC, Caddy DTS, various Mercedes, Lexuses)

It's really a broad spectrum because Phoenix is such a car-centric city.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: AZ
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In my part of town the most popular seems to be minivans and suv's. You can't go anywhere without seeing a slew of Honda Odysseys.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Seems like Hyundai and Kia sedans / wagons have been multiplying like rabbits lately.. A sign of the economic crisis in the Valley....
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