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Running down the top 5 most-often-stolen luxury car models of 2009 to 2012, with facts, figures, and photos, too.

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  1. 1. Ford’s Lincoln MKZ luxury sedan didn’t quite make the cut as a top-5 swipeable car, but ... Fingers crossed for 2014. Source: Wikimedia Commons 5 Luxury Cars to Buy ... if You Don't Mind Having Them Immediately Get Stolen
  2. 2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class The most desirable luxury car (to car thieves) was – drumroll, please – Mercedes C-Class. From 20092012, Mercedes sold 262,223 of them. 485 were too hot to hold onto. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  3. 3. BMW 3-Series The “ultimate driving machine” turned penultimate in this contest. 471 3-Series stolen. 385,842 sold. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  4. 4. Infiniti G-Series 405 “misplaced” Infiniti G-Series left this car idling in third place. Nissan’s sales tally for the car during these years: 223,407. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  5. 5. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Landing three rungs below its smaller cousin, Mercedes EClass saw 381 units reported stolen from 2009 to 2012. That’s 231,520 fewer than Mercedes produced. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  6. 6. Cadillac CTS And bringing up the rear at No. 5 on the NICB’s list of mostoften-stolen luxury car models, 326 CTSes “fell off the truck” from 20092012. That’s out of the 187,494 units that GM sold. Source: Wikimedia Commons
  7. 7. We’re No. 5! We’re No. 5! And so it seems the myth of German automotive supremacy remains intact. (According to J.D. Power, though, Mercedes actually ranked 12th in the initial quality of its cars in 2013). But GM shareholders can take some comfort in the fact that among discerning car thieves, at least, the Cadillac brand retains some cachet.
  8. 8. Did you own a luxury car? Emphasis on “did”? Lucky you! Even if you own(ed) one of the cars on today’s list, we have good news for you: If you own a luxury car and it is stolen, you've got a much better chance of getting it back than you would have if you drove an econobox. According to NICB figures, 53.9% of stolen automobiles eventually make their way back to their owners. But law enforcement recovers 83.7% of stolen luxury cars.
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