Are you driving one of New Zealand’s most stolen cars?
2 May 2018
If your set of wheels is a Honda, Nissan, Mazda or Subaru that’s over 10 years old, you might want to check out AA Insurance’s latest Top 10 Stolen Vehicles list.
While the Honda Torneo continues to hold the top spot, since its debut on the list in 2010, and has the greatest probability of being stolen than any other car on our roads, it’s the only Honda to make the top ten. The rest are made up of Nissan, Mazda and Subaru models.
According to our AA Insurance claims data, 96 per cent of theft claims for models in the Top 10 list were for cars manufactured more than 10 years ago - the average age was 16 years, while the average claim value was almost $4,000.
Top 10 Stolen Cars
- Honda Torneo
- Mazda Familia
- Mazda Demio
- Subaru Impreza
- Nissan Sunny
- Nissan Cefiro
- Mazda Atenza
- Subaru Forester
- Nissan Terrano
- Mazda Capella
(Source: AA Insurance claims data 1 Jan 2016 – 31 Dec 2017)
Don’t get too concerned if you own a newer model of car on the list. Newer models tend to have more sophisticated security systems, so fewer are stolen. However, owners should never be complacent; thieves will always go for the easiest, fastest option, so it pays to make it harder for them, so they’re not tempted.
So, here are a few tips from AA Insurance to help prevent car theft:
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