01 May '14, 10pm

Car Theft: Automatic VS Manual

I've read (and many of you too I suppose) that Manual Transmission is a theft deterrent because a lot of people in North America doesn't know how to drive a standard. Well, back in end October 2013, my car was stolen right in front of my house overnight, and it was a standard. I've done a lot of reading and research in car theft technology, car brand and type that is less likely to be stolen, and whether the transmission matters. After speaking to my insurance broker and the police, they told me stolen cars in North America are most likely being shipped in cargos overseas, and that's especially true for cheap, reliable, and popular cars. It basically depends on the market's demand. As for my stolen car, despite being a standard, I also have a clutch pedal locker. So how my car was still stolen? Two words: tow truck. Based on how I last parked my car, there are pieces of gl...

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