BMW X5 the Most Stolen Car of 2010
The X5 is still the number one choice when it comes to snaffling a car. The German SUV retains the infamous title from 2009. On the second spot, not far from the X5, is the Range Rover and another BMW, the M3. Security experts gathered information and compiled a list with the most recovered cars of 2010 and the top are mainly expensive and high performance vehicles.
The Audi RS4 is the number four car thieves like to drive around in and it’s followed closely by the TT. Sixth, seventh and tenth are all Mercedes, in order SL, CLK and ML. Porsche’s 911 sits at number eight. The only surprise in the list is the rather cheap car VW Golf, resting in 9th place.
There were also some affordable cars stolen, with a Peugeot 406 and a Ford Sierra also named as victims of theft, but the most expensive cars recovered were a Mercedes Benz CL63 AMG, at £120,000, and a Bentley GTC, at £130,000.
"The VW Golf is an interesting new entry at number nine, proving that it's not just owners of prestige vehicles who need to take note," said Tracker managing director Stephen Doran. "In fact, 65 per cent of the vehicles we recovered in 2010 were worth £25k or less with just 6 per cent being worth £50k to £100k.".
Doran continued: "These figures show that all car owners are a target for thieves. And with 84 per cent of all the cars we recovered last year being stolen using the keys, we remind every car owner to keep their keys safe at all times."
All we want to say is if BMW plans to increase their sales of the X5, they should make a marketing research among car thieves to find out why they love it so much.