The Cars Most Stolen


The Nissan Silvia is the country’s  most frequently stolen car.

The Nissan Skyline and various models of Subaru remain also extremely popular for thieves.

New sought after cars on thieves’ shopping list this year include the Honda Torneo, the Nissan Presea and the Nissan Cefiro.

The Silvia has been top of the list now for the past 3 years.

AA Insurance base the list on theft claims received over the last four years.

Car models where all or most of the vehicles are imported second-hand make up the majority of those on the list and over 80 per cent of the top stolen cars are more than 10 years old.

Top 10 Stolen Cars (Source: AA Insurance claims data 2007-2010)

  1. Nissan Silvia
  2. Honda Torneo
  3. Nissan Skyline
  4. Subaru Impreza
  5. Subaru Forester
  6. Subaru Legacy
  7. Nissan Presea
  8. .Honda Prelude
  9. Honda Integra
  10. Nissan Cefiro

Police say a car is reported stolen approximately every 30 minutes.

In the 2010 AA Insurance Drivers Index, 71 percent of those surveyed indicated that they wouldn’t purchase a car that they considered to be a high theft risk.

Imported or older vehicles have less security than New Zealand-new vehicles,” says Suzanne Wolton, Head of Corporate Affairs, AA Insurance.

“Because they lack the latest security features, such as electronic locking, alarms and immobilisers, second-hand imported vehicles make it easier for thieves to pick and choose their targets.” Vehicle theft is a significant problem in New Zealand.”





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