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Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:24 am

Yo,

In Reykjavik for the past year, around thirty vehicles have been stolen and then completely disappeared. Of those, about 10 were Nissans.

The question here in RKV is: Are Nissans easier to steal than other cars?

How's it in your city? Are Nissans the cars that most often disappear or are stolen?

Thanks,

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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:32 am

Are you in the auto parts export business?  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Just kidding.

I would guess that may vary by country, which makes are the most stolen. Here in the US, it seems to be pick-up trucks, Ford F-150s and Chevy Silverados.

Who wants a Nissan?  duck   duck   duck 
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:36 am

In Oxford, the former world joyriding capital, I remember there being a particular run on red Austin Metros; insecure, easy to steal, and at one point almost ubiquitous, though by the time this problem appeared they were dwindling in number.

This spate worried me somewhat, as I owned a red Austin Metro at the time. Needless to say, it was soon stolen from the apparently secure rail station car park (some might say a blessing, as it saved me from the shame of being seen driving one!). I was one of the lucky ones; they were usually driven round for one night, then set on fire on the cycle track by the ring road, but I got it back after a few weeks!
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:02 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Who wants a Nissan?

350Z's quite nice.  Wink

We can exclude it as an aberration if you like?
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:11 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Who wants a Nissan?

Long live Datsun (older member will "see" the *tongue in cheek* in that sentence  Wink)
 
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:27 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 3):
350Z's quite nice.

Actually my son is restoring his 1982 280ZX Turbo.

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 4):
Long live Datsun

Yesssssssssss.
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:44 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
Actually my son is restoring his 1982 280ZX Turbo.

Really? That was a great car. You're fortunate in being where you are in the world. Those cars rotted in the rather damper climate here.  Wink
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:48 pm

I heard someone's missing their BMW M5 down in Ocala, Florida..... oh wait
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Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:46 pm



Quoting Banco (Reply 3):

350Z's quite nice.

I had a 85 300ZX when I was 17 and loved it. A few months ago I went out car shopping and one of the cars I test drove was a 350. I was a bit disappointed with the performance and decided to buy a Mustang Mach 1. If Nissan decides to build a faster production Z at a decent price I might reconsider in the future.
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Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:54 pm



Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 8):
I had a 85 300ZX when I was 17 and loved it. A few months ago I went out car shopping and one of the cars I test drove was a 350. I was a bit disappointed with the performance and decided to buy a Mustang Mach 1. If Nissan decides to build a faster production Z at a decent price I might reconsider in the future

It sort of sits in the middle, doesn't it? Doesn't have astonishing performance and isn't a brilliant (though it is perfectly competent) handler round the corners, like, say an RX-8. In the UK/European market, American muscle cars don't do very well because of their handling flaws, and so the Z is as near as you can usually get to one whilst still having sufficient competence for the twisties, but in the US I can well see why you might come to that conclusion given your alternates and the kind of roads.
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:02 pm



Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
In Reykjavik for the past year, around thirty vehicles have been stolen and then completely disappeared.

That number is about what is reported in thirty minutes in Arizona. Last weekend, my son and his friend went down to Tucson to play in a chess tournament, his friend driving his parents 2007 Chevy Avalanche, went to the hotel parking lot after a round and it was gone. Since the Mexico border is about an hour away, I thinking someone in Mexico has a new truck.

Quoting Aero145 (Thread starter):
How's it in your city? Are Nissans the cars that most often disappear or are stolen?

In the San Francisco/Sacramento area its the Russian Mobsters, that are stealing high end vehicles, getting them on ships for sale overseas. CHP/Customs are pointing to the middle east as the off load ports.
 
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:50 pm

The last time I saw the stats 1990s Honda Accords were the most commonly stolen vehicle.

Nissan's are probably close. I think Ford F-150s are the most commonly stolen truck- but Chevy and Ford fight for that honor with dodge bringing up the rear consistently.

It is the funniest thing I have found from slim jimming cars.. Cheap cars are harder to break into than expensive cars.. Kias are damn near impossible where as if you blow hard on a BMW it will unlock. Beyond that I am guessing cheap cars are probably easier to steal.
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 pm



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 2):
I was one of the unlucky ones; they were usually driven round for one night, then set on fire on the cycle track by the ring road, but I got it back after a few weeks!

Here, I've corrected that for you!  Wink

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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:05 am

According to the National Insurance Crimes Bureau (NICB), here are the most stolen cars in the United States for 2006:

1 - 1995 Honda Civic
2 - 1991 Honda Accord
3 - 1989 Toyota Camry
4 - 1997 Ford F-150 Series Pickup
5 - 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup
6 - 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
7 - 1994 Nissan Sentra
8 - 1994 Dodge Caravan
9 - 1994 Saturn SL
10 - 1990 Acura Integra

California was number 1 for stolen vehicles - 242,000 were stolen in 2006. On average a vehicle is stolen every 26 seconds here in the United States; and only 59 percent of the almost 1.2 million stolen vehicles nationwide are recovered by police.

Source: www.associatedcontent.com/article/40...the_most_stolen_vehicles_2006.html
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:19 am

A couple of years ago, Nissans with the fancy blue headlight systms were frequently being stolen, one dealership had 30+ cars with their fancy light systems stolen. Apparently they were not well fastened but the usual theft removal did cause some body damage. They were often resold by theves for $300+ pair and the replacements had retail prices of over $1000/pair. Nissan did modify the attachments for those lamp systems to make it more difficult to remove by theft.
 
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RE: Nissans - Easy To Steal?

Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:30 am

I wish someone would steal my Altima......i really do...

they would be doing me a huge favor
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