There was an interesting story on Stuff today about Mazda’s being stolen which you can read here..
I’d like to clarify one or two things, it’s not all Mazda’s getting stolen, and certainly not the current generation of Mazda’s shown in the images on the Stuff post.
It’s the older Mazda models that do not have a factory immobilser that will be the target. Here’s a blog post from 4 year ago that explains what to look for if you have an older Mazda…
I think it’s a fair assumption to say that media coverage over the past few years has raised awareness about how easy these cars are to hotwire. The AA “Most stolen car list that gets published every year and then every online news outlet makes a big deal of it.
It’s also easy to share info on “how to hotwire” these cars on social media. It’s easy to do, any knuckle dragger can do it!
I recommend an immobiliser as a minimum protection
The Cobra 8510 touch key immobilser will stop the scum bags from hotwiring an older Mazda. At $270.00 it’s a no-brainer!