A beautiful, bright yellow Lamborghini sat parked alongside a pale blue Ferrari at a swanky hotel in Indianapolis this weekend and I contemplated a life of crime. If you’re going to steal a car, you might as well make it a good one, right? According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, I’ve got it all wrong.
They just released their list of the top ten most stolen cars in America and it’s a rather bland assortment of vehicles to say the least. Here are the cars that thieves were tripping over each other to steal in 2011.
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1998 Honda Civic
3. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
6. 1994 Acura Integra
7. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
8. 2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra
I can understand that if you look at it purely from the standpoint of how many of a given car are on the road, then you’re not going to find supercars on the top of the list. But a 1994 Honda Accord? For crying out loud that’s not even in the current century!
This list has quashed any notions I had of becoming a car thief. If it changes and is suddenly peppered with expensive cars like Lambos and Ferraris or even a Porsche, then I’ll reconsider. In the meantime, I’ve got to find out if I can get a refund on that Hot Wiring 101 class.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. When not drooling over cars, Nicole writes for Wired’s GeekMom.