28 May 2014

Honda tops stolen cars list

11:02 am on 28 May 2014

The Honda Torneo has topped AA Insurance's list of most stolen cars for the third year running.

The Subaru Impreza comes next, followed by Mazda's Premacy and Familia models; the top eight is rounded out by other Mazda and Subaru makes.

The list is based on the number of insurance claims made. AA Insurance says most claims it gets are for older vehicles, with cars manufactured before the year 2000 being four times more likely to be stolen.

It says that is probably because they have fewer security systems.

According to police statistics there were more than 48,000 motor vehicle thefts and related offences last year - 7000 fewer than in the previous year.