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 |  Sep 27 2013, 10:02 AM

Top 10 Most Stolen Luxury Cars From MY 2010 to 2012


 

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Even with all the high-tech features today’s luxury vehicles come with, they’re not immune to being stolen. If you’re curious to see what the top 10 most stolen luxury vehicles from the 2010-2012 model years are, you’ve come to the right place.

In total, 4,384 luxury vehicles were reported stolen in the U.S. between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2012 with the state of California being reported with the highest number of luxury vehicle thefts. Breaking down the luxury vehicle thefts by class, 2,150 of the thefts were compact luxury vehicles while 1,734 mid-sized luxury vehicles were stolen from 2009-2012. The remaining 500 luxury vehicles stolen were in the premium luxury class.

 |  Jul 15 2013, 6:31 PM

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The pre-G35 era of Infiniti vehicles were a tough sell but the brand bounced back with its rear-wheel-drive sport sedan in 2002. Can the next generation of Infiniti sports sedan repeat its past glory?

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 |  May 07 2011, 1:25 PM

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The Volo Auto Museum will be hosting one of the most comprehensive Hollywood car auctions ever on June 8th. Based out of Illinois, the auction will feature plenty of Hollywood’s most famous rides including the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and Herbie, from Lindsey Lohan’s 2005 feature film. And the coolest part of the auction? No reserves!

But of course no auction featuring Hollywood cars would be complete without some from the Fast and the Furious movies. Several vehicles will be auctioned off from the fourth installment, including the 1973 Camaro F-Bomb, an Infiniti G35, the Buick Vin Diesel drove in the opening scene and the 1970 Chevelle he beat Paul Walker in.

Other noteworthy vehicles include a Gotham City police car from The Dark Knight along with the infamous semi-truck and trailer. A jalopy from the movie Beverly Hillbillies is a nice classic, along with Switch Blade, the first vehicle ever built on Jesse James’ Monster Garage. Oddities include the Bull car from Death Race 2000 and a Jeep from Windtalkers. Last but not least is the truck Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett used in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

With no reserve set for any of these vehicles, we have to wonder how low some of them might go for.

GALLERY: Hollywood Auction Cars

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[Source: TMZ]

 |  Sep 14 2010, 8:34 PM

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Sure it’s crossed our mind before. Take the best of Ferrari and Lamborghini and shove it all into one car. The result would be pure awesome, wouldn’t it? Apparently not, especially if you don’t quite hit the nail on the head. We spotted this one-off custom car that clearly blends inspired styling from a Ferrari Enzo and a Lamborghini Reventon. But the overall product is just a disaster.

At first you’ll see Lamborghini design cues when you spot the headlights and the overall front end, but clearly there’s a ton of Enzo inspiration also going on. Then pop into the interior (via the awesome convertible) and notice the center-drive and McLaren F1-style seating. When you get to the rear, you’ll be blown away by the Infiniti G35 taillights.

We do give lots of credit for thinking (way) out-of-the-box and being bold enough to execute something like this. Even though the interior looks a little shoddy, the overall project is well put together. We’re just disappointed that when someone finally took the time to blend Italy’s two most iconic car manufacturers the product looks more like a redheaded stepchild.

Oh, and it pretty much goes without saying that this kit car started off life as a Pontiac Fiero.

GALLERY: Custom Ferrari Reventon Car

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[Source: Indiana's Auto Blog]