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Revealed: the cars targeted by thieves and vandals

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01/03/2013
Smart Car, BMW and Maserati owners may want to take extra care as thieves and vandals are most likely to target their vehicles.
Revealed: the cars targeted by thieves and vandals

According to the insurer Admiral, which looked at over 700,000 claims, Smarts are the make of car most likely to have something stolen from them, while BMWs are most likely to be stolen, and Maseratis are the most likely to be vandalised.

However, there was particularly bad news for owners of Bentleys which appear to be a risk across the board, appearing in the top five on the lists for having something stolen, being stolen, and being vandalised.

Land Rovers, Audis, Peugeots and Mercedes also seem to be attractive to thieves and vandals.

When turning to specific models, it’s the quirky Nissan Figaro that’s most likely to have something stolen from it, the BMW X6 that’s most likely to be stolen and the Kia Soul that’s most likely to be vandalised.

Admiral managing director, Sue Longthorn, said: “Due to its retro look the Nissan Figaro is sure to attract attention, but it also doesn’t have the same security features as more modern cars, so that could make it more attractive to smash and grab thieves. It’s important to remember to never leave anything on show in your car that could tempt a thief to break in.

“The BMW X6 is a prestige 4×4 which makes it a desirable car, but the Kia Soul’s popularity with vandals is baffling as unlike the makes in our other list, you wouldn’t necessarily expect them to attract the attention of jealous vandals.”

 Makes most likely to have something stolen from them  Makes most likely to be stolen Makes most likely to be vandalised 
• 1. Smart
• 2. Bentley
• 3. Land Rover
• 4. SsangYong
• 5. Peugeot
• 1. BMW
• 2. Bentley
• 3. Audi
• 4. Land Rover
• 5. Mercedes
• 1. Maserati
• 2. Bentley
• 3. Ferrari
• 4. Dodge
• 5. Porsche

 

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