Little car that’s biggest target for vandals

The most-vandalised car in Britain is not a luxury model but the “everyday” Fiat 500, it has been revealed.

The Fiat 500 had a 3.62 per cent chance of being targeted by vandals in 2011-12, according to claims data from car insurance company swiftcover.com.

Next on the vandals’ list was the BMW Z4, with a 2.97 per cent chance of being vandalised, followed by the Peugeot 207 at 2.39 per cent.

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In contrast, the UK’s best-selling car in 2011 – the Ford Focus – had a vandalism “score” of just 0.58 per cent.

Judged by brands, rather than individual models, the most-vandalised cars in 2011-12 were Porsches (3.46 per cent), followed by Saabs (1.68 per cent), Land Rovers (1.65 per cent) and BMWs (1.63 per cent).

Robin Reames, chief claims officer at swiftcover.com, said: “Our analysis shows that although luxury cars are still more likely to be targeted by vandals, owners of everyday vehicles shouldn’t consider themselves immune.”