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:
- Luxury cars
- Compact executives
- Estate cars
- Family cars and performance cars/hot hatches
- Executive cars
- Small family cars
The most stolen vehicle colours flagged following a HPI Check has been conducted are:
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."