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 |  Aug 30 2011, 8:15 PM

Now that we know the mid 1990s Honda Civic and Accord hold the top two spots amongst car thieves, what cars do thieves avoid most?

Well, aside from the BMW 5-Series, the common denominator on this list is that these cars are all pretty dull. Interestingly, midsize SUVs and German sedans are among what the Highway Loss Data Institute deems to be undesirable to car thieves.  These vehicles are likely on the list because they have proper anti-theft mechanisms that go beyond a mere alarm system. On the other hand, the Chevrolet Aveo is a rolling anti-theft system in itself.

Here’s the Top 10 car that thieves dislike:

  1. Audi A6 all-wheel-drive, large luxury car
  2. Mercury Mariner (2009-10) small SUV
  3. Chevrolet Equinox (2010) midsize SUV
  4. Volkswagen CC (2009-10), midsize car
  5. Chevrolet Equinox four-wheel-drive (2010) midsize SUV
  6. Lexus RX 350 (2010) midsize luxury SUV
  7. Saturn Vue midsize SUV
  8. Chevrolet Aveo (2009-10) mini station wagon
  9. BMW 5 series all-wheel-drive large luxury car
  10. Mini Cooper Clubman 2-door car

[Source: USA Today]