Sebring? Breeze? Stratus? Really?

Gangsta Sebring

Originally uploaded by mrkon.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released their findings regarding auto theft in 2005, and no surprise, Escalades are what every car thief wants this year.

Except in DC.

Where they’re stealing Dodge Stratus, Chrysler Sebrings and Plymouth Breezes.

Can I get a what the fuck, people? How is it that despite all the crazy expensive cars that are around this city, and we do have a Maserati dealer in town, that thieves are going after the Stratus/Sebring/Breeze? If you’re going to risk felony auto theft, and likely carjacking to boot, why in the name of all that is good and lubricated with synthetic oil are you going to waste it on a car that has, if you’re very lucky, a 4 cylinder engine? And only 150hp?

That’s what I can’t figure out. If you’re going to end up going to jail for it, you might as well make it worth your while by stealing a 7 series or one of those snazzy Hummers that I see on K St. C’mon, auto thieves, you’re giving DC a bad name.

4 Comments so far

  1. Tiff (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 9:28 am

    Maybe the car thieves are tired of paying $3 for gas too?

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 9:38 am

    And the Sebring’s a way to go for that? They’re still guzzlers…

  3. Stacey (unregistered) on June 7th, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    This photo reminds me of home. Ahhhhhh, home sweet home…

  4. JMD94 (unregistered) on June 8th, 2006 @ 11:12 am

    Maybe the owners are leaving the doors unlocked with the keys in the ignition with a “Steal me” sign.

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