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Mercedes Is America's Favorite Luxury Brand... For Car Thieves

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Mercedes-Benz is on top of the luxury car heap in America, but not for the reasons M-B bosses want. They're the most stolen luxury cars in the country.

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According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Mercedes has been the top choice for car thieves from 2009 through 2012. The most stolen luxury car of all was the Mercedes C-Class and both the E-Class and the S-Class made it into the top ten, reports Bloomberg.

Mercedes PR tried their best to find a positive spin to the thefts stating, "the more desirable the vehicle, the more attractive the vehicle is to thieves."

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Isn't the Escalade also a hit among thieves? I think the lux car brands that thieves like are generally a bit flashier and louder. In recent years, Mercedes has definitely become that. Mercedes used to be pretty understated, but now the badge is the size of a dinner plate and it's all chromed out. Not that I'm complaining, I'm tacky and prefer that look. But I think it somewhat explains the trend.

Old Merc: "Good day, sir."

New Merc: "OH HAYYYY GURRRRRLLL!!!!111"