Here in the U.K. catalytic convertor theft is increasing massively. Thrives apparently target certain models/makes. This got me wondering how “desirable” and how easy to nick is the CX30 cat?
Theives got my honda accord CAT ....quicksaw ... After about a year of thefts they were finally caught, Cost too much to fix car (OEM CAT $1500) thatHere in the U.K. catalytic convertor theft is increasing massively. Thrives apparently target certain models/makes. This got me wondering how “desirable” and how easy to nick is the CX30 cat?
CX-30 has CAT integrated with the exhaust manifold... $1800 us dollars (w/o labor) ...I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but catalytic converter theft is a global issue, so not just prevalent in the UK. However, one UK insurance company has assessed claims made for Catalytic Converter theft and the top four cars targeted are the Honda Jazz, Toyota Prius, Toyota Auris and Lexus RX. Apparently Hybrids such as these are particular favourites for thieves as their converters don’t work as hard as in other vehicles and so the precious metals contained in them are less corroded.
Another report shows that where you live may increase your chances of being targeted; the top three areas are London, Birmingham and Coventry.
As to the ease of removing a CX-30 cat I don't know. Has anyone seen the underside of their vehicle to check how accessible the cat is?
Good. That looks very difficult to remove at the side of the road with an angle grinder. Presumably that would be for the USA model (2.5l?) Anyone know if this applies to UK/Euro models?CX-30 has CAT integrated with the exhaust manifold... $1800 us dollars (w/o labor) ...
thats what happened with my car ...write off as fixing cat would cost more than car worth,,, cut your lossesWas at a local theme park last Saturday ( July 3rd ) was interrupted by the ring doorbell, there stood the police, 9 cars were done in our village, the neighbours Honda Jazz was one of them, app they were seen under my CX 30 and my dads Citroen ( both ok ) The Honda was a 2004, clean car low mileage, app will be written off as the price of the cat outweighs the value of the car