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jbob357

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 2:24:09 PM

For such a popular car the Toyota Prius gets very little love among thieves.

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Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:45:12 PM

interesting.
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Amplion
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:24:22 AM

UGLY,UNRELIABLE = Theft repellent !!!
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:39:10 AM

shows that thieves are not as crazy as Prius owners
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 10:02:40 PM

Another good reason to own a Prius!
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:18:27 PM

NO! - they are no fun to drive so joy riders will steal something else.
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leeac
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:08:41 AM

Criminals are generally very stupid so they would not want an intelligent car like a Prius.
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TWS658
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:39:51 AM

Interesting.
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:34:12 AM

NO
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:30:27 AM

Guess the thieves like cars that are built here instead of 100% built in Japan.
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:34:21 AM

Oh yes, these will fly out of the parking lots! 8-)
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vjs3
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:09:21 AM

It seems that theft also relies heavily on supply and demand.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:48:43 AM

If there is not a market for the parts that make up a Prius after a visit to a chop shop, that should tell you something about the Prius.
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granitestater
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:18:47 AM

Only rich people can afford this car.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:04:15 AM

Anything ugly like the Prius, is a theft deterrent.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:45:29 PM

Interesting, how does that compare to the Volt? LOL
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LetemEatCake
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:22:49 PM


Interesting!
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esq262
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 10:08:59 PM

It repels me.
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Mariuxus
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:09:24 PM

ok...so...
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dbellie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:16:06 PM

poor things
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comprof
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:35:59 PM

I suspect that the lack of a black market for recycled [arts is the main reason for their not being stolen. As more are bought I aspect this will change. This will not affect me since they are way to expensive to buy new or even fairly new. By the time they get old enough to be available on the used car market at am affordable price, the cost of a replacement battery may still rule them out as a financially sound purchase.
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:09:32 PM

Interesting, though not sure if I would want one.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:58:34 PM

Just another reason to consider this car.
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:30:17 PM

Theft and consumer repellent
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:19:43 PM

FauxNews is pushing the Toyota Prius now...
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:17:36 PM

I know I would not want one.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:11:21 PM

Interesting to read.
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:05:50 PM

They just don't want them.
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 5:51:36 PM

eh, once the car thieves "go green" let's see what happens to the stats!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 5:17:17 PM

Give it time. The Prius will eventually be on the must have lists of theieves. Give it another six months.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:52:27 PM

why take one Toyota has spare part in stock and joy rider's would not go for one.
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:36:11 PM

GET IT DONE......
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04LTC
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:24:55 PM

ok
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:19:16 PM

Eh?
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hpmossii
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:14:35 PM

car theives want cars that look alike not distinctive cars.
car thieves want an easy heist and an easy sale but are not concerned about gas mileage.
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 4:13:31 PM


Change the name to Toyota Off. Repellent.........really?
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Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:51:22 PM

Such a fluffy article.
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:46:52 PM

All this means is that we need another government program implemented to help raise environmental awareness that targets the thieving community. Maybe a thieving community organizer could come up with some plans...
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:42:15 PM

thieves dont car about mileage
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Juicy1177
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:41:58 PM

??
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dogsdog
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:40:08 PM

ok
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:39:51 PM

Oh and this just in, people aren't picking up dog poop at the park. Coincidence? I think not.
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:24:18 PM

I hope it lowers the insurance rates for Prius owners.
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 2:38:13 PM

I wouldn't steal one, wait, i don't think other ppl's property is mine.
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sawdust1825
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 2:36:06 PM

That's an interesting statistic. They certainly have been the most popular hybrid. That should mean lower insurance rates then for Prius owners.
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infinititom
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 2:30:04 PM

Is that reflective of its market appeal?
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