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10 most stolen cars in the US

Last updated on: April 20, 2012 11:54 IST

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One of the biggest worries of a car owner is somebody stealing their vehicle. Everyday around the world millions of cars are stolen by thieves who then resell them in black market.

According to a report, the most stolen cars are those that have a good resale values. The brands that top this list in India are Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Alto, Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Indica, Mahindra Bolero, Tata Sumo, Maruti 800 and Tata Sumo.

Let's take a look at some of the most stolen cars listed by Forbes.

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Image: A Lamborghini Murcielago car is displayed in the showroom in downtown Milan.
Photographs: Paolo Bona/Reuters

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Ford Shelby GT

First unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2011, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most potent Mustang ever. The 5.8 supercharged V8 engine produces 650 bhp and 600 lbs/ft of torque.

In February, 2012, at the Chicago Auto Show, it is officially announced that a convertible version of the 2013 GT500 is in production.

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Image: US President Barack Obama sits in a Ford Mustang Shelby GT-500 at the 2012 Washington Auto Show at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington.
Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

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Audi S8

The Audi A8 is a four-door, full-size, luxury sedan car manufactured and marketed by the German automaker Audi since 1994.

A mechanically-upgraded, high-performance version of the A8 debuted in 1996 as the Audi S8. Produced exclusively at Audi's Neckarsulm plant. Unlike the A8 model, the S8 has only been available in short-wheelbase form and is fitted standard with Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.

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Image: Visitor look on at the Audi S8 at the Qatar International Motor Show in Doha.
Photographs: Fadi Al Assaad/Reuters
Tags: Audi , Neckarsulm , US

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BMW M5

The BMW M5 is a high performance version of the BMW 5-Series executive car built by the Motorsport division of BMW.

First introduced at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1984, the first incarnation of the M5 was hand-built utilizing the 535i chassis and a modified BMW M1 engine, being the fastest production sedan in the world at the time of its introduction.

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Image: German luxury carmaker BMW presents the company's new M5 series during the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.
Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

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Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger is an American automobile manufactured by the Dodge division of Chrysler. There have been several different Dodge vehicles, built on three different platforms and sizes, all bearing the Charger nameplate.

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Image: The 2006 Dodge Charger SXT is displayed at the New York International Auto Show.
Photographs: Seth Wenig/Reuters

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Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. It was launched in April 1999 and was created to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary.

The car was first shown as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995, following which it was launched in world markets in 1999.

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Image: The Honda S2000 roadster makes its worldwide debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is an automobile manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors since 1969. The name was derived from the French word galant, meaning "chivalrous".

There have been nine distinct generations, and cumulative sales now exceed five million. It began as a compact sedan, but over the course of its life has evolved into a larger mid-size car.

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Image: The restyled 2002 Mitsubishi Galant is introduced at the 100th Chicago Auto Show, in Chicago.
Photographs: Sue Ogrocki/Reuters

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Chrysler 300 S

The Chrysler 300 is a full-size upscale car first shown at the 2003 New York Auto Show as a concept car. Sales in the US began in the spring of 2004 as an early 2005 model year car.

Designed by Ralph Gilles, the new 300 was built as a high-end sedan while the SRT-8 model was designed to be the high-performance version.

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Image: Model next to Chrysler 300 S on display at New York International Auto Show.
Photographs: Mike Segar/Reuters

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Infiniti M

The 2011 Infiniti M was previewed at the 59th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and introduced to the public at a media event in Beverly Hills, California, in December 2009, to coincide with the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles.

The production version went on sale across the world starting in the spring of 2010 as a 2011 model.

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Image: Infiniti debuted the M45 at the New York International Auto Show in Manhattan.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters

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Cadillac STS

Cadillac STS is a mid-size luxury sports sedan/executive car manufactured and sold by Cadillac. It is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission with performance algorithm shifting and driver shift control.

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Image: A view of the Cadillac STS.
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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Mercedes-Benz CL class

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a luxury coupe automobile produced by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. The name CL stands for Comfort Light.


Image: Wilfried Aulbur, second left, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Chrysler India, and car dealer Mohan Mariwala pose next to Mercedes-Benz CL class car in Mumbai.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Getty Images
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