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Grand Cherokee1996 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Are Hot
Posted by mike on 2009/8/25 7:19:03 (1842) reads

The 1996 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee were among the most stolen vehicles in the United States during 2008.

Hot Wheels 2009, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's (NICB) companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2008. See the full report at
For 2008, the most stolen vehicles in the nation were:

1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
7. 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 1999 Ford Taurus
10. 2002 Ford Explorer

Certain models of older cars and trucks are popular with thieves because of the value of their parts. Frequently, the parts can be stripped from a car at a chop shop and sold for at least twice as much as the value of the vehicle on the used car market. Newer models are also more difficult, but not impossible to steal thanks to anti-theft technology incorporated by the manufacturers.

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Posted: 2009/9/1 10:04  Updated: 2009/9/1 10:06
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/8/11
From: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 80
 Re: 1996 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Are Hot

I have personal experience with the numbers for 2009: my '98 XJ was stolen about 4 weeks ago. Bastiges.

Police called 36 hours later for me to come pick it up. Aside from a crack in the steering column where they pulled out the ignition cylinder and the way they jacked up my locks, it was otherwise undamaged thankfully.

Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep vehicles are popular with thieves around here because they're easy to get into…

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Posted: 2009/8/25 18:07  Updated: 2009/8/25 18:07
Just can't stay away
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Posts: 116
 Re: 1996 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Are Hot
no wonder I can't find any D44 rear ends to swap into my wife's XJ.

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Posted: 2009/8/25 22:36  Updated: 2009/8/25 22:36
Just can't stay away
Joined: 2005/7/25
Posts: 91
 Re: 1996 Cherokee and Grand Cherokee Are Hot
I have one on the garage floor that I'd be happy to sell, but I live in California.
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