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Car Buyers Appear Less Concerned About Car Theft

July 4, 2008

A recent survey from revealed that the majority (80%) of new car buyers are unaware of the theft rate of the car they intend to purchase. In recent years, Honda cars have topped the list of the most stolen vehicles, with the Civic and Accord being the models of choice.

Of the more than 3,000 consumers who responded to the survey, only 28% really believe that a car is being stolen when they hear an alarm go off.

Just more than half of buyers said they planned to install an alarm system in their next car. While anti-theft devices are becoming more available and are a wise option, simple steps, such as locking your doors and keeping valuables out of sight, are effective steps to prevent car theft.

Although vehicle location systems help stop car theft, they are not yet as accessible or popular as the car alarm. 60% of participants said they do not intend to include a vehicle location system in their next car purchase.

The information for the survey was taken from over 3,300 users of the site’s price quote service. Each participant stated they were within 30 days of buying a new vehicle.

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