Frequent readers of our blog might remember a post we wrote a while back about which vehicles offer the most horsepower per dollar. The possibility of getting the absolute most of a certain spec or feature per dollar intrigues us, perhaps because we’re a consumer-focused site, or maybe just because it’s fun to have a purely data-driven glimpse into car shopping. It’s easy to buy a car based on looks, or branding, or a particular set of features that you’re simply dying to have. It’s harder to figure out exactly where the best value lies.
Ford can add another claim to its long list of popularity-contest wins:
The Ford F-250 is number one!
Sure, this time it’s among car thieves, but any number-one rating is positive, right? It just means the F-250 is so popular and so good, even people who can’t afford one want one.
The big Ford isn’t the only popular truck targeted by thieves. In fact, 8 of the top 10 spots went to trucks or SUVs built by General Motors, so I guess a big congrats goes out to them, too!
I just wonder whatever happened to the good ol’ days of cars like the Accord topping lists of most stolen vehicles, back when thieves were more practical and concerned with things like stealth and, surely, fuel economy.
If you made a list of the seven worst new cars on the road, how many would be products of the U.S. Big Three?
If you’re Forbes Magazine, the answer is all seven.
That’s a pretty harsh assessment. It’s also an unfair one, considering at least four of the vehicles are scheduled to either end production or be replaced by all-new models. I’m not normally the guy who jumps to the defense of American automobile manufacturers, but this time they deserve a break.