Most frequently stolen cars -- and how to avoid losing yours

Car parts in junk yard
Car parts in junk yard

As of Sept. 1, almost 100,000 cars stolen this year in the U.S. have not been recovered, bad news for owners. Worse news for owners, however, is that 62% of them were uninsured, so the owner had to absorb the loss. However, if you think that the most desirable cars top the list of those stolen, think again. The most often stolen cars are old junkers.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2009 were: