It may not be the fastest or flashiest car on the market, but for the second year in a row the Smart Fortwo was the most coveted car by French thieves. Curiously, the car thieves weren't so interested in the car, but rather what's in it.
German-made smart car, the Smart Fortwo, was the most stolen car in France for two years running, a new ranking has shown.
Published by the magazine Auto Plus on Friday, the annual ranking is based on statistics provided by 15 insurers and banks, which represent some 20 million vehicles in France.
According to the magazine it has nothing to do with its ability to park in small spaces or ecological fuel consumption and more to do with its “very little resistance to burglary” and the fact that its parts are “worth gold”.
Smart car the 'most stolen in France in 2013' - The Local
Interesting that "France's News in English" doesn't recognize the smart as built in France....