When you’re buying a car, there are usually many questions on your mind. One that we think of less often until we’re on the road is “will my car get stolen?”

Canterbury appears to be the hotspot of car stealing in New Zealand, and over 800 cars were reported stolen in the region in just the last six months of 2018.
In general though, the top ten vehicle models targeted by thieves were:

  1. Toyota Hilux
  2. Subaru Legacy
  3. Subaru Impreza
  4. Holden Commodore
  5. Toyota HiAce
  6. Ford Courier
  7. Honda Accord
  8. Nissan Primera
  9. Toyota Corolla
  10. Mitsubishi Lancer

The exact model and make of car that was most preferred in each region varied, but it’s best to keep your vehicles insured to protect you against such unfortunate incidents.