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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Mercedes easily stolen?

I was under the impression that Mercedes were very difficult to steal because of the SmartKey.

"Between 2009 and 2012, 2,150 compact luxury cars were stolen -- considerably more than the 1,734 mid-sized luxury cars and the 500 premium luxury cars that went missing. "

And so, the moment you've all been waiting for -- the 10 most-stolen luxury rides:

1. Mercedes-Benz C-Class (compact) -- 485 thefts
2. BMW 3-Series (compact) -- 471 thefts
3. Infiniti G-Series (compact) -- 405 thefts
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class (mid-size) -- 381 thefts
5. Cadillac CTS (mid-size) -- 326 thefts
6. BMW 5-Series (mid-size) -- 256 thefts
7. Lincoln MKZ (mid-size) -- 226 thefts
8. Acura TSX (compact) -- 190 thefts
9. Lexus IS (compact) -- 177 thefts
10. Mercedes-Benz S-Class (premium) -- 163 thefts

Read more: The 10 Luxury Rides That Car Thieves Love

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It is very easy to quote statistics, I wonder how many were flat bedded to be used for export and used for parts
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How many left the keys in the car?

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My colleague had her C-class stolen by thieves who snuck into her house while she was watching TV and pinched her handbag.

Mercedes are easy to steal when you have the SmartKey.

She found out when the police phoned shortly afterwards. 5 minutes away, they had crashed it and fled the scene. Her handbag with cash inside was returned. The car, written-off, was replaced with a new one. The sole motive was joyriding.

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