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    Hi Everyone,

    Hope everyone is handling the lockdown ok.

    Does anyone know if there is a prevalence of Fortuners being a target for robberies and/or hijacking,s and what vehicles are high risk and which are safer?

    Regards,

    John

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    Unfortunately anything with a Toyota badge.
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    A fotuner was hijacked here in Secunda a week ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John.oosthuizen95 View Post
    A fotuner was hijacked here in Secunda a week ago...
    Owner got driveway hijacked

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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Unfortunately anything with a badge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Leamen View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    Hope everyone is handling the lockdown ok.

    Does anyone know if there is a prevalence of Fortuners being a target for robberies and/or hijacking,s and what vehicles are high risk and which are safer?

    Regards,

    John
    Fortuners / Hiluxes are always high risk for theft and hijacking.

    Rangers, until they figured out how to steal them, were high risk for hijacking.

    VW Polos and Golf, high risk.

    Anything else probably high risk, but marginally lower than the others.

    If there’s a market for parts (which there is for pretty much every vehicle), there’s a risk for theft and hijacking.

    At one point we had Polo steering wheels getting stolen in our suburb. Lots of them. Turned out they wanted the airbag module as the panelbeaters would pay a premium for them.

    Low risk? Defenders, I think?
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    Thanks for your opinions everyone. My daughters Fortuner was stolen on Saturday and she is not sure what to replace it with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Leamen View Post
    Thanks for your opinions everyone. My daughters Fortuner was stolen on Saturday and she is not sure what to replace it with.
    Was it the current Fortuner or the older model?

    https://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.za/.../pajero-sport/

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    I've been driving Volvos for years.

    Never heard of a Volvo stolen before.
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    Here we go again.
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    A year old but interesting to read:

    https://www.nichemarket.co.za/blog/p...ighjacked-cars

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    My little Lada I'll keep forever... Heard of only one that was stolen from a yardt in the Cape somewhere... But the only removed it from the yardt to push it a safe distence away so they could strip off the mag wheels... Take out the battery and radio and seats... They weren't interested in the car... Just what the car had....

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    Sensible to replace a Fortuner with a Gen 4 Pajero, do not think they are getting stolen as much ... maybe their security system is also better? Stand corrected.
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    Still remember the days I just bought my 1998 SFA Hilux - always parked it within view, even if I just went to a Wimpy or Spur along the N2. Staying over at B&B's (do you remember them?), had to park in such a manner that it could only be removed with a crane hoist --- no thanks! Mitsubishi's do not seem to have the same problem.
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    Wranglers also don't seem to be a high risk vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hennie84 View Post
    Was it the current Fortuner or the older model?

    https://www.mitsubishi-motors.co.za/.../pajero-sport/
    It Was a 2013 model

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavpike View Post
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    I am on some security whatsapp groups. Hilux and Fortuners are indeed common. If a vehicle is stolen at a school sports day, it's much more likely to be one of those than anything else. Ranger theft has gone up. Nissan NP200s are now a much more common target for theft too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Leamen View Post
    It Was a 2013 model
    The old models are much more prevelant to be stolen compared to the new model.

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    Barry Hilton once said, "the best way to not be hijacked is to buy a ### car".
    I would take that in a way that says, drive a less popular brand, yes you might not have the car you want but your insurance is cheaper and you'll have slightly more peace of mind (In terms of hijacking and theft).
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Leamen View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    Hope everyone is handling the lockdown ok.

    Does anyone know if there is a prevalence of Fortuners being a target for robberies and/or hijacking,s and what vehicles are high risk and which are safer?

    Regards,

    John
    Following the theft of the vehicle, my daughter would like to sell the two rear seats that she had taken out. Does anyone have any idea what sort of price she could ask, and does anyone no of someone who would be interested in them.

    John

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