Loose Borders Sink Trucks

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

An Allstate Insurance press release informs us that Texas' second largest insurer (damn!) saw vehicle thefts climb 11 percent in 2007. Apparently, SUVs (up 22 percent) and trucks (up 17 percent) formed a "large portion" of these boosted vehicles. The vehicles are a victim of their own utility– and Texas' porous borders. "'The majority of stolen full-size trucks and SUVs are taken into Mexico and used to transport narcotics and human smuggling. After that, these vehicles are stripped, used for parts or sold to unsuspecting buyers in Mexico and the U.S.,' said Officer Steve Plummer with the El Paso County Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Taskforce. 'The size, carrying capacity, off- road capability, monetary value and availability of large trucks and SUVs will continue to make these vehicles prime targets for thieves.'" Allstate also reports that The Lone Star State's biggest losers are the Ford F-250 and 350 pick-ups (truck category) and… drum roll please… the Acura Integra! And there we were, dissing Acura. Shame on us!

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  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Jan 25, 2008

    The Integra is ALWAYS #1 - thieves love it!

  • Eric_Stepans Eric_Stepans on Jan 25, 2008

    Re: Acura Integra thievery There's always one more 'ricer' who wants to drop a B18 engine in his '93 Civic CX...;-D...

  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Jan 25, 2008

    It's not Honda's fault that Civics and Integra parts are as interchangeable as lego blocks...

  • Akitadog Akitadog on Jan 25, 2008

    quasimondo : It’s not Honda’s fault that Civics and Integra parts are as interchangeable as lego blocks… Uh... Actually it IS their fault.