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Old 02-20-2005, 11:25 PM
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Interesting Fact

Just found this out today from the State Farm Insurance folks - the top 10 vehicles stolen in Alaska:
  1. Chevrolet Full Size C/K Pickup
  2. Ford Full Size Pickup (150/250/350)
  3. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
  4. GMC Full Size C/K Pickup
  5. Ford Ranger
  6. Honda Accord
  7. Honda Civic
  8. Ford Taurus
  9. Chevrolet Compact SUV (Blazer)
  10. Ford Bronco/Bronco II
  11. Ford Explorer
  12. Toyota Pickup
  13. Dodge Ram Pickup
  14. Ford Escort
  15. Ford Tempo
  16. Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Neon
  17. Chevrolet/GMC Suburban
  18. Ford Full Size Van (Econoline/Clubwagon)
  19. Chevrolet Compact Pickup (S10)
  20. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
  21. Subaru GL/GL Turbo/GL 10 Turbo
  22. Subaru Legacy
  23. Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager
  24. Dodge Dakota
  25. Pontiac Grand Am
Makes ya wonder...
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:43 PM
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UMMM, there's 25 vehicles in the top ten list. No wonder why insurance is so high, they don't know how to count.

Damn, all my vehicles are on the list.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:06 PM
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Ok ok my bad...I just went and looked again at the site...it is the Top 25 in Alaska! LOL!

Still pretty amazing considering our state has less drivers than most other states!
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I'd be a lot more interested to see those numbers PER total # of that vehicle percentage comparison.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:56 AM
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Also would like to see per location. I dont lock my car here. Heck I dont even know were the keys are for the house.

I diffently do the opposite when I go to Anchorage.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:09 AM
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Well the site I got this from didn't break it down any further than just by state. But it would be interesting to see how it broke down by city in Alaska and also per capita throughout the U.S.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:17 AM
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We know but we gota ask. How has things been in Fairbanks. Got to above 40 today.
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:31 AM
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I am guessing that the full size pickup filled the #1 and #2 spot because 50% of the vehicles in Alaska are full size pickups. All of mine are double insured just incase. I use State Farm and Beretta. The Beretta policy prevents repeat offenders .
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I'd be interested to see how many of these were stolen while unlocked and idling.
A temptation even an honest person has to think about when you have to walk to work at sub zero temperatures.

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That is why I recently installed a auto-start in my 96'. It is nice to be able to let her idle without the keys in the ignition. Our Excursion also has a auto-start. I don't really use the start function much but it is nice to be able to hit the button and pull the keys with the engine still running.
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Yep Crumm...that's my next "mod" for both our Ex's...autostarts. I sure miss the one I had on my old Jeep! Got so used to just pushing the button I almost forgot where the key goes into the ignition! LOL!

But it sure is nice on a cold Alaska morning to start the ride from my nice warm bedroom! Next month hopefully...
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:21 PM
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I went with a UltraStart. It seems to work great. The install wasn't too bad, I think it took me about 6 hours or so. $59 was much better than getting it done for $400-$600. The actual AutoStart unit is cheap it is the install that they charge so much for.
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Hey Crumm,
Well we will be going with Auto Trim Designs autostart...we had them before and had no troubles. Plus they do the install so I don't have to worry about it. Lifetime guarantee on the start and the labor - and if I tried to do it, it would cost a lot more...with someone else having to fix my screw ups and then install it right the second time anyway!
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:33 PM
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They are fairly easy to install, just time consuming. As long as you can follow instructions, can tell one color from another and have some basic wiring skills you can do it. If you are going to get it installed I would definitely recommend Auto-Trim, they have been installing them for years. Many company's have came and gone but they have stood the test of time. They also have very good customer service if you ever have a problem.
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Yep Auto Trim Design has done a lot of work for me and the wife over the years. We really like their customer service both during and after the sale. Definitely on my recommendations list! I got a LONG list of things they'll be doing to the Ex! LOL!
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