What's so hot about the Suzuki Aerio, one of 2005's most stolen cars?

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This report lists the most stolen cars for 2005. I can see the Integra being desirable for parts, but what's special about the 04-05 Aerio? Is it really a 'tuner car,' or is it a statistical anomaly as a result of low sales?
The 13 most stolen vehicles for 2005:

1. 2001 BMW M roadster
2. 1998 Acura Integra
3. 2004 Mercury Marauder
4. 1999 Acura Integra
5. 1995 Acura Integra
6. 2002 Audi S4
7. 1996 Acura Integra
8. 1997 Acura Integra
9. 2001 Acura Integra
10. 2000 Jaguar XJR
11. 1994 Acura Integra
12. 2005 Suzuki Aerio
13. 2004 Suzuki Aerio
 
Well, maybe, they're like cool and only like the cool people know it and are robbing the uncool of their cool vehicles.
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155hp in an small econobox. It's also about the lowest AWD vehicle that can be had. I'm very surprised that it's that wanted among thieves.
 
Most of these cars are stolen and "sold" to chop shops for their parts. All the Acuras probably have a lot of interchangable parts for body shops.

The Aerio is almost the same as Chevy's Aveo. While some of the body parts are a little different, the internals are probably the same.
 
They're such nerd-mobiles that the theives probably think nobody would ever think it was stolen.

Back in the 80s, the Hyundai Excel was on that list.
 
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Originally posted by ChrycoPsycho:
Could it possibly be because they are reeeeely easy to steal?

That would be my guess. Around here, most vehicles that are stolen are stolen for "temporary use". The most desirable vehicles for that purpose are the ones that are easiest to steal.
 
Or maybe it has a really great crash test rating and they are wanting to protect their family members. It also is a low emissions vehicle and they are probably very concerned about our environment. People who drive these cars are always thinking of others.
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Maybe someone found a "master key" for Aerios? Or someone has found an easy way to hotwire them? Or maybe they're really popular in Mexico?
 
a2ssei -

Aerio is not, mechanically the same as Chev Aveo.

Chev Aveo/or in Canada, Suzuki Swift+, is from Daiwoo.

On the other hand, Aerio is genuine Suzuki.

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looking around on wikipedia.org the Aerio uses the Ecotec engine.

Maybe the Cobalt guys what the mill?
Or maybe the car is just easier to break into?


Integra's probably end up as donor cars for Civics. Bigger brakes, 1.8L (dohc) engine, rims, etc..
 
Hehehe.. Nothin' against the aerio, but suzuki probably at best sold a few thousand of them in '04-05. A couple of thefts on a small number sold kind of ruins the %.

Joel
 
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Originally posted by Footpounds:
Or maybe it has a really great crash test rating and they are wanting to protect their family members. It also is a low emissions vehicle and they are probably very concerned about our environment. People who drive these cars are always thinking of others.
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Yes, genuine Mother Teresa's they are.....
 
Cars are usually stolen for parts ... and if the Aerio has parts (like the engine and or other drivetrain parts) that are coveted for various reasons, then that's probably why they are so often stolen.

The statistical anomoly argument may also be valid.

--- Bror Jace
 
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