Car Thieves Have No Taste?

Postby Tama on Wed 1/Oct/08 12:50pm

OK, some of these I can understand but the Mazda Lantis at number 5 - are they mad? I mean we have a Mazda 323 and it's a nice, reliable, economical, utterly dull car, I always assumed that the Lantis was just lipstick on a pig. Or am I missing something?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4712429a30.html wrote:The Nissan Silvia, Subaru Impreza WRX and BMW 325 coupe have topped AA Insurance's list of cars most attractive to car thieves.

The hit list
1. Nissan Silvia
2. Subaru Impreza WRX
3. BMW 325 coupe
4. Nissan 200SX
5. Mazda Lantis
6. Subaru Legacy turbo
7. Subaru Impreza non-turbo
8. Nissan Skyline
9. Subaru Legacy non-turbo
10. Honda Prelude
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Postby specializedman on Wed 1/Oct/08 12:53pm

Its a nice easy car to flog off to the unwary.
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Postby pissface on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:22pm

so inconspicuous.
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Postby pissface on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:23pm

O.o

http://lipstickonapig.com/

is this irony? double-blind-reverse-irony?
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Postby Dazzle on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:24pm

Spinners and underlighting, and that car gets mad props in the hood.
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Postby Tama on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:27pm

pissface wrote: O.o

http://lipstickonapig.com/

is this irony? double-blind-reverse-irony?

'tis trendy creative branding I reckon.
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Postby pissface on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:29pm

while managing to insult the intended customer base
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Postby Dazzle on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:35pm

pissface wrote: while managing to insult the intended customer base


I have been advised by a working creative consultant that arrogance is an asset in the industry.

It ain't going to work with everyone, but neither will being a Yes man.




As for the domain name, I was REALY hoping for some sort of interactive game that involved lots of squealing and a little bit of banjo. :huh:
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Postby pissface on Wed 1/Oct/08 1:42pm

sames :(
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Postby Malcy on Wed 1/Oct/08 4:07pm

The Lantis is a V6 isn't it? Maybe it's parts?

Am gutted to see the non-turbo legacy on the list still *sigh* Stupid insurnace
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Postby VERT on Wed 1/Oct/08 4:10pm

specializedman wrote: Its a nice easy car to flog off to the unwary.


in the know?
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Postby pushbikerider on Wed 1/Oct/08 4:14pm

There is a scary quick 6cylinder version of the lantis, that goes very well (for looking like something someones sister would drive) which probably explains why they are high on the list, also the parts / engines for them, fit alot of fords / mazda's and are stupid expensive to buy from wreckers
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Postby rachelr on Wed 1/Oct/08 4:21pm

Malcy wrote: The Lantis is a V6 isn't it? Maybe it's parts?

Am gutted to see the non-turbo legacy on the list still *sigh* Stupid insurnace

:eh: I've got a non-turbo 2L Legacy and I don't pay extra for it. I'm with AMI tho so maybe they have different lists of what's dodgy and what's not.
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Postby pedalingkiwi on Wed 1/Oct/08 5:33pm

I'm pretty sure when that coupe shaped Lantis (was there a NZ name ?) came out they had Jona Lomu featured in some of the print advertising - maybe that's still got cache ? But more likely it's the sweet little V6 under the bonnet.

And why no mitsi evo's on that list ?? That's strange :eh:

ps - I had to wrangle with Tower when insuring my 2 litre diesel turbo !! - that turbo word sure gets em going. Sorted now but had to talk to someone high up to get them to see the error of their ways :crazy:
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Postby Datsane on Wed 1/Oct/08 5:53pm

pedalingkiwi wrote:And why no mitsi evo's on that list ?? That's strange :eh:

ps - I had to wrangle with Tower when insuring my 2 litre diesel turbo !! - that turbo word sure gets em going. Sorted now but had to talk to someone high up to get them to see the error of their ways :crazy:
Heaps will get stolen but the owners wont admit to owning them :lol:

Really I had no trouble insuring a 2lt turbo diesel.
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