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<br>Another advantage of owning a Volvo. Thiefs don't like them<p><br>TOP 25 MOST-STOLEN VEHICLES <br> <br>The list is based on a comparison of loss claims to the total number of registered vehicles. <br> <br>1. 2001 BMW M-Series Roadster <br>2. 1998 Acura Integra <br>3. 2004 Mercury Marauder <br>4. 1999 Acura Integra <br>5. 1995 Acura Integra <br>6. 2002 Audi S4 <br>7. 1996 Acura Integra <br>8. 1997 Acura Integra <br>9. 2001 Acura Ingegra <br>10. 2000 Jaguar XJR <br>11. 1994 Acura Integra <br>12. 2005 Suzuki Aerio <br>13. 2004 Suzuki Aerio <br>14. 1998 Land Rover Range Rover <br>15. 1998 Jaguar XJR <br>16. 2003 Mercury Marauder <br>17. 2000 Acura Integra <br>18. 2002 Cadillac Escalade <br>19. 2000 Audi A8 <br>20. 2000 Audi S4 <br>21. 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600 <br>22. 1995 Land Rover Range Rover <br>23. 2005 Cadillac Escalade <br>24. 2000 Honda Civic <br>25. 2001 Audi S4 <p>Source: CCC Information Services<br> <br>
 

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wow. acura integra with 8 straight years in a row (94-01). guess it wasn't until 2001 that they realized they needed to start doing something about it.
 

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Why STEAL a Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> when dealers are giving them away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>That's a joke <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ...for those of you NOT making your living selling Volvo!
 

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OH YOU! Bob and your dark Charlotte humor! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Who wants a Marauder? I'm glad we skipped out on an Integra for the girlfriend and got a 626 instead.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why STEAL a Volvo <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> when dealers are giving them away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>That's a joke <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ...for those of you NOT making your living selling Volvo!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's either feast or famine in the car biz, isn't it?
 

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Waccamatt........<p>It has been awhile since Volvo salespeople did any "feasting".....We are selling cars...don't get me wrong, but other than the C70...it is a buyers market. Profits at the retailer level are non-existant!<br>For some dealerships...not ours thankfully...the time is approaching when the customers desire to get the lowest price and the dealers desire to stay in business will have a head to head conflict! The sad part for the dealers that are not prepared for this is that the customer can take his business elsewhere.....these cars are not going to disappear by themselves.<br>The sooner Volvo understands that concept and begins to get that message to the consumer...the better off we will all be! Volvo is a good bang for the buck! and we need to keep it that way. Hopefully the new C30 will be priced with that attitude in mind!<br>Now...back to the subject of the thread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> There are a # of reasons why Volvos are hard to steal and why the theif won't waste his time. For one...the radio..if stolen will not work in any vehicle except the one that recognizes that radio reciever with the computer in that specific vehicle. In other words...the radio is worthless once it is removed from a car!<br>Another reason...the starter has an immobilzer, so even if the experienced car theif gets into the car and tries to hotwire it...it just won't start! The computer will not allow the starter to turn the engine over or get any battery current.<br>Car thieves steal what is the easist to steal... not necessarily what is the most popular car! They're not stupid...just criminals!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Another reason...the starter has an immobilzer, so even if the experienced car theif gets into the car and tries to hotwire it...it just won't start! The computer will not allow the starter to turn the engine over or get any battery current. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Prepare to lose a little faith in immobilizers:<p><A HREF="http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.08/carkey.html?pg=1&topic=carkey&topic_set" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wired.com/wired/arc...c_set</A>=<p>cheers,<br>scott
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Waccamatt........<p>It has been awhile since Volvo salespeople did any "feasting".....We are selling cars...don't get me wrong, but other than the C70...it is a buyers market. Profits at the retailer level are non-existant!<br>For some dealerships...not ours thankfully...the time is approaching when the customers desire to get the lowest price and the dealers desire to stay in business will have a head to head conflict! The sad part for the dealers that are not prepared for this is that the customer can take his business elsewhere.....these cars are not going to disappear by themselves.<br>The sooner Volvo understands that concept and begins to get that message to the consumer...the better off we will all be! Volvo is a good bang for the buck! and we need to keep it that way. Hopefully the new C30 will be priced with that attitude in mind!<br>Now...back to the subject of the thread <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> There are a # of reasons why Volvos are hard to steal and why the theif won't waste his time. For one...the radio..if stolen will not work in any vehicle except the one that recognizes that radio reciever with the computer in that specific vehicle. In other words...the radio is worthless once it is removed from a car!<br>Another reason...the starter has an immobilzer, so even if the experienced car theif gets into the car and tries to hotwire it...it just won't start! The computer will not allow the starter to turn the engine over or get any battery current.<br>Car thieves steal what is the easist to steal... not necessarily what is the most popular car! They're not stupid...just criminals! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It could be worse, Bob, you could work for a credit union like I do and it would be famine all the time! That's why I had to search the eastern half of the country for the deal I got on my new R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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