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Old 10-30-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Camaro Beats Mustang.....

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...154939604.html

Thieves Pick Camaro As Favorite Sports Car To Disappear In 60 Seconds
By Justin Hyde

The blessed rivalry between the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang has felt a bit one-sided as of late, with Ford conserving its energy for the new Mustang expected to be revealed in a matter of weeks. The Camaro has outsold the Mustang handily this year (although both are behind last year's totals) and the Camaro team has the upcoming Z/28 to crow about. Today, there's a new, less welcome title for the Camaro to claim over its pony-car competitors: Most likely to be stolen.

A new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau analyzing stolen sports cars sold between the 2010 and 2012 model years found the Camaro lapping the rest of the field. Of the 3,780 new cars swiped from January 2009 to December 2012, 1,509 were Camaros, while 980 were Mustangs and 782 Dodge Challengers. Outside of the traditional Detroit iron, most other models suffered thefts rarely; for example, thieves took only 103 new Porsche Panameras, 69 Chevy Corvettes and 10 Nissan GT-Rs in the same period. As with overall car thefts, California owners suffered the most 60-second disappearances, with Florida, Texas, Georgia and Michigan rounding out the top five.

The Camaro comes with the typical anti-theft devices and GM's OnStar vehicle tracking system; on higher-end models, OnStar can even slow down and stop a stolen car remotely, as it did when an Oregon man attempted to drive away in a 580-hp ZL1 model earlier this year. But thieves have found work-arounds; when five Camaros went missing from a South Carolina dealership in August, the swipers quickly ditched the ZL1, but disconnected the OnStar cellular equipment on four SS models — all in different colors — before getting away.

Most stolen cars are sold for parts, which might explain why newer Camaros have more appeal than similar Mustangs, whose major components have been in production longer. But the NICB also found more Camaros were never recovered, suggesting they were targeted by organized groups who could ship them overseas, where demand for Camaros runs high. Maybe Ford should make sure the upcoming global-ready Mustang comes with a little extra security.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #3
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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Erm....that's cool...I think....
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:58 PM   #7
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1,500 thefts in three years - given the number of camaros on the road I'd say that really isn't a high percentage risk
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Old 10-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #8
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I wonder if there's any truth to the old tale that manuals get stolen much less than automatics...
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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was it the V6 or SS? need to know
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #10
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Camaro is #1 most stolen sports car

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...154939604.html

Thieves Pick Camaro As Favorite Sports Car To Disappear In 60 Seconds
By Justin Hyde

The blessed rivalry between the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang has felt a bit one-sided as of late, with Ford conserving its energy for the new Mustang expected to be revealed in a matter of weeks. The Camaro has outsold the Mustang handily this year (although both are behind last year's totals) and the Camaro team has the upcoming Z/28 to crow about. Today, there's a new, less welcome title for the Camaro to claim over its pony-car competitors: Most likely to be stolen.

A new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau analyzing stolen sports cars sold between the 2010 and 2012 model years found the Camaro lapping the rest of the field. Of the 3,780 new cars swiped from January 2009 to December 2012, 1,509 were Camaros, while 980 were Mustangs and 782 Dodge Challengers. Outside of the traditional Detroit iron, most other models suffered thefts rarely; for example, thieves took only 103 new Porsche Panameras, 69 Chevy Corvettes and 10 Nissan GT-Rs in the same period. As with overall car thefts, California owners suffered the most 60-second disappearances, with Florida, Texas, Georgia and Michigan rounding out the top five.

The Camaro comes with the typical anti-theft devices and GM's OnStar vehicle tracking system; on higher-end models, OnStar can even slow down and stop a stolen car remotely, as it did when an Oregon man attempted to drive away in a 580-hp ZL1 model earlier this year. But thieves have found work-arounds; when five Camaros went missing from a South Carolina dealership in August, the swipers quickly ditched the ZL1, but disconnected the OnStar cellular equipment on four SS models — all in different colors — before getting away.

Most stolen cars are sold for parts, which might explain why newer Camaros have more appeal than similar Mustangs, whose major components have been in production longer. But the NICB also found more Camaros were never recovered, suggesting they were targeted by organized groups who could ship them overseas, where demand for Camaros runs high. Maybe Ford should make sure the upcoming global-ready Mustang comes with a little extra security.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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Hell yeah! We are number one!

In all seriousness, I live in Michigan. Like I needed another reason to move away.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #12
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You are not going to steal these cars without the keys (unless you tow it).
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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Maybe the dealership security is the one that should be in question.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #15
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I wonder where the common places these vehicles are stolen at?
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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Great, now I need to make my camaro harder to steal.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #17
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i wish these camaros had the old school type alarms, motion sensor alarms on them. i was surprised they really dont. i guess with onstar maybe not necessary, i dont know. i make sure my car is going anywhere that i am unsure of or if i have to worry about it being stolen. guess thats why we have insurance.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:21 PM   #18
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wise car thieves know that there is no comparison between Camaro and Mustang when it comes to crash tests. Might as well make a dangerous job a little safer
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:23 PM   #19
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1,500 thefts in three years - given the number of camaros on the road I'd say that really isn't a high percentage risk
ye wander what the percentage is vs cars sold. betting Challenger is higher. I have a viper alarm also, while they might try to steal it; it ain't gonna be easy. better luck if they flat bedded it! even then that one sensor near the front wheel is touchy, set that damn thing of when I am detailing every once in a while. Scares the sh*t out of me...LOL!
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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I wonder where the common places these vehicles are stolen at?
I've always heard most cars are stolen from the driveways of their own homes, between mid-night and five a.m.....
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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I wonder where the common places these vehicles are stolen at?

I think it said Cali was #1 followed by FL blah blah blah…..

1.My question is, what general security measures does GM instal besides OnStar?

2. If i don't pay for OnStar and something were to happen, would OnStar still be obligated to help anyway?

3. What is the best aftermarket security system out there today?

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Old 10-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #22
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I think it said Cali was #1 followed by FL blah blah blah…..

1.My question is, what general security measures does GM instal besides OnStar?

2. If i don't pay for OnStar and something were to happen, would OnStar still be obligated to help anyway?

3. What is the best aftermarket security system out there today?

What I get from the article, is that these are "new" cars that some are even sent overseas...

Against a professional thief, or car-theft ring, probably nothing you can do to keep your car from being stolen. They know all the tricks for all the anti-theft devices.

Not worried, I'll take my chances.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #23
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Not even worried about this.
I have learned that if the right thief really wants your car/wheels enough, all it takes is the right time and it will be theirs.
It does not matter the type of car, or the alarm system the car has, although a better system will make it harder.
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You are not going to steal these cars without the keys (unless you tow it).
If they want in they will get it.. one way or another..
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My worst fear, and I have a garage, and it's always within sight for the most part. I even had a dream a few weeks ago, that it got jacked..
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