The primary reason is for parts since its still a very common car and having the parts readily availble keeps money in their pockets. Its a cheaper alternative for mechanics to buy from them than buying parts at full price. Sad but true.
Originally Posted by Tampa94lsteg
just dont put a little VAGINA turbo on your car like lovecheeze
I doubt many of the Accords that are stolen are stripped for parts. Once I walked out the door to head to work and there was a '94 or '95 Accord parked across my driveway idling. The ignition was punched out, so I called the police when they arrived they told me it was likely used in a robbery the previous night.
One of my coworkers also had his '94-'97 Accord stolen and it was found burning in a field. The police also told him it was probably used in robbery or murder. So this makes me think that Accords are easy to steal and inconspicuous, which is the perfect car if you're up to no good.
Although they may not be popular for chop shops etc, a problem that was happening in the East Bay were cars would be stolen, run dry, and then the cat would be removed and sold to unscrupulous muffler shops for 20-40 bucks. The converters are fairly easy to remove on a Honda.
that doesn't make sense to me though being that eg/dc platforms are way more interchange able and have a much higher demand for parts then accords.
Because accord owners have more money doomba, and their demand is for aftermarket not stock. Plus your statement is bit contradicting. If Civics and Tegs were more interchangeable wouldn't that mean the theft among the two would divide? Because you wouldn't need to steal a teg when you could just steal a Civic...But you cant really do that with the accord. You have to get the accord for the most part which is why the rate would be higher.
I bet you didn't even know the CD5 94-97 accord has been number 1 in america more than any car in the world huh? Well look around when your driving. You'll begin to realize how many accords there are out there. For me I cant look anywhere and not see an accord usually. Kind of sick when you think about it
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