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    Why Not to Own a Commodore

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/austra...C&ocid=ue01dhp



    Holden Commodore a target for Queensland thieves

    Shae McDonald


    The Holden Commodore is one of the most attractive cars to Queensland thieves, according to new data released by RACQ. AAP Image/Holden The Holden Commodore is one of the most attractive cars to Queensland thieves, according to new data released by RACQ. The Holden Commodore may be one of Australia's most popular cars, but they are also a hit with thieves.

    Insurance figures released by RACQ on Thursday showed different makes of the vehicle made up eight of the 10 most stolen cars in Queensland over the past three years.

    Spokeswoman Renee Smith said the 2003 and 2007 models topped the list, while Holden Commodores made between 2001 and 2010 all made the top 20.

    Toyotas fill out the top 10 with 1998 Landcruisers and 2006 Hiluxs also "popular targets" for thieves.

    "Interestingly neutral colours appear to be the preference of thieves with white and silver cars topping the list of claims," Ms Smith said

    The five worst suburbs for car thefts was Kirwan in Townsville, Southport and Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Caboolture and Forest Lake in Brisbane.

    Ms Smith said there were a few simple ways Queenslanders could reduce the risk of their car being stolen.

    "Park somewhere secure, in a well-lit area where possible and don't tempt thieves by keeping valuables in your car where they can be easily spotted," she said.

    Top five most stolen cars in Queensland from 2014 to 2016:

    1. 2003 Holden Commodore

    2. 2007 Holden Commodore

    3. 2004 Holden Commodore

    4. 2005 Holden Commodore

    5. 1998 Toyota Landcruiser
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    Nothing has changed to what I had known in NSW for the last 2 decades.
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    Why Landcruisers of that vintage??

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    Maybe the rednecks haven't worked out a 200series has replaced it








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    Rednecks!!! Hahahaha!! I wonder why Commodes and not Falcons?! Same level of car in many eyes (rightly or wrongly of course).
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    More commodores stolen because there's more around.
    My Falcon family heritage: XY V8 Falcon 500, XYGT, XBGT, XC 351 GS, XD 4.1 Spack, EF wagon, AU Wagon, AU2 Wagon, AU2 XR8, BA XR8, BF XR8, FG XR6, Lucky last: Sprint 8. Oh wait, AU3 XLS Marlin Ute!

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    Can you still steal commodores without the keys? Or do the crims need to steal the keys in order to steal the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    More commodores stolen because there's more around.
    no they were stolen because they were the easiest to knock off, look at the model years, security was pretty poor on them back then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road_Warrior View Post
    Can you still steal commodores without the keys? Or do the crims need to steal the keys in order to steal the car?
    If I owned a Commodore,
    I'd leave the keys in it and the engine running with a gallon of petrol and a lighter on the front seat.....

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    My fairlane sits at work every day with the keys in it, it's never locked anywhere I park because you can't lock it.

    Even thieves don't want the pos haha
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