Lexus IS, the Most Vandalized Car in the UK

We have bad news if you are an owner of the entry-level Lexus models in Great Britain: people are out to get you. According to a Yahoo news article, the entry-level IS taps the list of the most vandalized cars in the UK.

Using information from 2,000 insurance claims, compiled its Vehicle Vandalism Index, revealing that the most likely targets of car vandals are prestige models. Among the cars that people just can’t stand for whatever reason, the BMW Z4, MINI One, Mercedes Benz CLK and Audi TT all rank highly.

"Our analysis shows that luxury cars are more likely to be targeted by vandals, however, it's interesting to see the MINI One in the top three," said Robin Reames, claims director at insurer "The majority of vehicles in the top ten are what we call 'executive cars', likely to be driven by high earners who see their car as a status symbol, with just one 4x4 making up the top ten."

A big surprise to us is that the Skoda Octabia is more likely to be vandalised than a BMW 5-Series. However, the fact that 4 of the Top 10 were BMW shouldn’t come across as unexpected. Even more impressive is the fact that the inconspicuous Mazda MX-5 is more hated upon than a footballer’s car like the X5.

Position Brand and model VV Index rating:

1. Lexus IS 5.56
2. BMW Z4 4.75
3. MINI One 4.62
4. Mercedes-Benz CLK 4.52
5. Audi TT 4.48
6. Mazda MX-5 4.31
7. BMW X5 4.24
8. Skoda Octavia 4.09
9. BMW 525 4.05
10. BMW 530 3.92
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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