The Acura Integra, a car that went out of production in 2001, is still on America's top-ten most-stolen cars list.
USA Today reports this information from LoJack, which tracks the rate of thefts and recoveries on cars equipped with its tracking device. Coming in at number six, Acura Integras are stolen more often than everything but the Accord, the Civic, the Camry, the Corolla, and the Chevy Silverado.
There are a number of different groups that measure car theft rates, and each group seems to turn up with different results (last year's IIHS report was entirely composed of trucks and SUVs), so the Acura may not top all lists.
What's amazing is that even the youngest Integra is just turning 13 years old, and the most ancient models hail from 1985. They sold very well because they were reliable, handsome, affordable, came with good engines and were good to drive.
I'd bet these qualities make them still so attractive to thieves. Well, that and you can poach their engines and cram them into even cheaper old Hondas.
If this isn't the most roundabout kind of positive appraisal for the Integra, that people still want to have these things years after they're off the market, I don't know what is.
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