A poll by swiftcover.com has revealed that the Fiat 500 is the most vandalised car in Britain. With a vandalism index score of 3.6% the supermini was five times as likely to targeted by vandals as the Ford Focus.
This may come as a surprise in a poll that was mainly made up of more "executive cars" such as the BMW X5, Land Rover Range Rover, and the Audi TT. Perhaps unsurprisingly the most commonly vandalised make of car is the Porshe.
It is thought that car vandalism is linked to car envy and this makes the shiny, cute Fiat 500 a likely target, alongside many of the 'status symbol' type cars. With an average vandalism repair bill of £972.75 the costs can really mount up. Chief Executive, Tim Harris said:
"A large proportion of our customers approach us having sustained vandalism damage to their cars, with scratches caused by keying being the most common. Our network of specialists are able to repair scratches, scuffs and minor dents to cars to a high standard, restoring the original look of the vehicle and of course its original value. The average ChipsAway repair costs around £120 and could also save you from claiming through your insurance and losing your no claims bonus!"
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