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Car thieves shun the Toyota Prius

By SYF77 on 25 Nov 2012

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According to The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in the US, the Toyota Prius has a much lower theft rate than other cars and a much higher recovery rate.

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Only 1 in 606 2008-2010 Toyota Prius is reported to be stolen as compared to the average for all 2008-2010 models, in which 1 in 78 vehicles is reported stolen.

The 'problem' is that the car-jackers want commonly used vehicle parts when they break the car apart.
“It’s a one-model car; the parts on it won’t fit anything else but a Prius,” said John Abounader, executive director of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. “If you use a Camry, for instance, the engine might fit in another car. On a Prius, the engine is so different because they’re hybrid.”

The above news is good news for Prius owners, knowing that their car is unwanted by thieves. Based on the same logic, EVs won’t even be stolen even if left unlocked throughout the night?

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Fastfive1 Nov 26 2012 12:06 AM
The Prius is meant for those lame tree huggers and not for petrol heads.
Syaheerbmw Nov 27 2012 10:43 PM
Who in the right state of mind would even want to steal a Prius? None of the parts can be sold separately easily, not easily sold in the black market and would the car thief want to be seen driving one?
Syaheerbmw Nov 27 2012 10:43 PM
Who in the right state of mind would even want to steal a Prius? None of the parts can be sold separately easily, not easily sold in the black market and would the car thief want to be seen driving one?
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