HPI reveals stolen car research

HPI reveals stolen car research

New research has revealed the top ten models likely to have a mileage discrepancy or have been 'clocked' and most popular colour cars with car thieves.

Minibuses top the chart of vehicle types most likely to have a mileage anomaly and orange-coloured cars are top of the car thieves most wanted colours list.

Automotive data experts at HPI have crunched the numbers to come up with a definitive list of the lifestyle types and colours of car most likely to have a mileage issue or register as being stolen following a HPI Check.

According to HPI, the vehicle types most likely to have a mileage discrepancy are:

  1. Minibus
  2. Luxury cars
  3. Roadsters/cabriolets
  4. Compact executives
  5. Estate cars
  6. Family cars and performance cars/hot hatches
  7. Coupes
  8. 4x4s
  9. Executive cars
  10. Small family cars

The most stolen vehicle colours flagged following a HPI Check has been conducted are:

  1. Orange
  2. Cream
  3. Pink
  4. White
  5. Yellow
  6. Green
  7. Black
  8. Red/blue
  9. Grey
  10. Gold/silver

Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI, said: "Our analysis of conducted HPI Checks reveals some fascinating vehicle insights. Customers must check before they buy to ensure that they are not buying a car that could be a danger to themselves and other motorists. Vehicle checks from HPI also reveal some shocking statistics that can affect the value of a car, including 726 cars found to have mileage discrepancies daily."

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