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(Livingston Daily)   Man reaches favorable plea deal for stealing his girlfriend's car and leaving it on railroad tracks to be hit after judge learns it was a Sebring   (livingstondaily.com) divider line 36
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2013-09-16 05:51:01 PM
Bland theft auto.
 
2013-09-16 05:52:40 PM
So long, Sebring.

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2013-09-16 05:53:26 PM
You can get life for doing that? Damn, I figured 5 years tops.
 
2013-09-16 05:54:30 PM
Sebrings are the Antichrist of cars to change the oil and battery on. Never should instructions for changing the battery say "remove wheel". And the fact multiple versions of the same size engine have the same size damn filter but one is metric threads and the other standard just becomes obvious that Chrysler was trying to get you to replace the motor.
 
2013-09-16 05:55:42 PM
Decides not to help.

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2013-09-16 05:58:01 PM

MadMattressMack: You can get life for doing that? Damn, I figured 5 years tops.


It's based on what could happen with the train rather than what did happen to the car. As an example, that one in Baltimore recently.
 
2013-09-16 06:00:55 PM

jayphat: Sebrings are the Antichrist of cars to change the oil and battery on. Never should instructions for changing the battery say "remove wheel". And the fact multiple versions of the same size engine have the same size damn filter but one is metric threads and the other standard just becomes obvious that Chrysler was trying to get you to replace the motor.


I do some car work on the side and I had a friend refer a guy to me about his 2010 Sebring saying it needed a water pump. He was being told $2,000 for it. So I said I could for sure beat that. I looked into it and no, I can't. The water pump is behind 2 timing chains that run the full length the front of the motor. If you didn't set the tensioner correctly it would valve vs piston time so it was huge liability. Throw in the fact you have to tear it down that far and I walked away. Over a water pump. What a piece of junk.

\just traded in my Ram because it was worse than my old 'Vette - never left me stranded buy always had something wrong with it
 
2013-09-16 06:01:49 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: MadMattressMack: You can get life for doing that? Damn, I figured 5 years tops.

It's based on what could happen with the train rather than what did happen to the car. As an example, that one in Baltimore recently.


I get that and I know ignorance of the law is no defense, but damn!
 
2013-09-16 06:06:52 PM
Sebrings lose most of their value before they leave the lot.
 
2013-09-16 06:11:27 PM
That's really not cool, subby. The train could have been seriously damaged.
 
2013-09-16 06:14:43 PM

Ex-Texan: Sebrings lose most of their value before they leave the lotduring assembly.


FTFY
 
2013-09-16 06:15:10 PM
A mercy killing I tell ya. Pure mercy.
 
2013-09-16 06:25:58 PM

SirTanon: Ex-Texan: Sebrings lose most of their value before they leave the lotduring assembly.

FTFY


This^
 
2013-09-16 06:26:12 PM

MadMattressMack: jayphat: Sebrings are the Antichrist of cars to change the oil and battery on. Never should instructions for changing the battery say "remove wheel". And the fact multiple versions of the same size engine have the same size damn filter but one is metric threads and the other standard just becomes obvious that Chrysler was trying to get you to replace the motor.

I do some car work on the side and I had a friend refer a guy to me about his 2010 Sebring saying it needed a water pump. He was being told $2,000 for it. So I said I could for sure beat that. I looked into it and no, I can't. The water pump is behind 2 timing chains that run the full length the front of the motor. If you didn't set the tensioner correctly it would valve vs piston time so it was huge liability. Throw in the fact you have to tear it down that far and I walked away. Over a water pump. What a piece of junk.

\just traded in my Ram because it was worse than my old 'Vette - never left me stranded buy always had something wrong with it


I just paid 500-and-change for a waterpump and timing belt on a '99 Sebring at a respected garage.  I don't know about the design differences between years, but it sounds outlandish to me.
 
2013-09-16 06:47:01 PM
In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.
 
2013-09-16 06:51:54 PM
Straight people dive Sebrings? Never seen it myself.
 
2013-09-16 06:56:08 PM
I bought a nearly new (10,000 mile) 1997 Sebring LXi back in early 1998.  It wasn't a bad car - looked sharp, nice interior for the time, great Infinity stereo.  The 2.5L V6 was an anemic turd, but I drove it for 9 years and about 120,000 miles with nothing major.  It sounds like they really screwed around with the later models as the '97 wasn't bad.
 
2013-09-16 06:57:04 PM

OgreMagi: In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.


The wife or the car?
 
2013-09-16 07:22:24 PM

ShowMeTheMonkey: OgreMagi: In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.

The wife or the car?


Yes.
 
2013-09-16 07:22:51 PM

ShowMeTheMonkey: OgreMagi: In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.

The wife or the car?


Nice.
Golf clap.
 
2013-09-16 07:25:19 PM

ShowMeTheMonkey: OgreMagi: In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.

The wife or the car?


That was quite possibly the funniest reply I've ever seen on Fark.

Perhaps I'm too easily amused, but you need some of those +1 or intarnet awards.
 
2013-09-16 07:27:17 PM
A few years back, a guy in Holly, MI did something similar to this.  He got into a huge fight with his girlfriend and took off in her Dodge Ram.  The police were called because he assaulted her and so he was very much distressed.  He was stuck in line at a RR crossing when he decided it was over.  He pulled out of line and sped up, slamming the truck into the moving train.  She lost her truck and he's gone.  He was a good friend of mine, and we had no idea something like this could happen.  We guess he was going through a lot of personal stress that he wouldn't bother telling us about.  He didn't habitually hit his gf, whatever pushed him to do it that morning led to him not being able to handle life any longer.

/SSB, Sad Story Bro
//The whole thing was preventable and a really sad ending
///His grandfather, who had no other grandchildren, won't admit he ever had a grandson
 
2013-09-16 07:42:42 PM

OgreMagi: In my eternal shame I once owned a Chrysler Sebring convertible.  I had made the mistake of letting my new wife pick the family car.  God I hated that piece of shiat.


I had one as well. three transmissions later I finally gave up.
 
2013-09-16 07:43:48 PM
He should have been given a new Armani suit, a box of cubans and $500 for his service.
 
2013-09-16 08:00:37 PM
I recently paid $325 for a water pump and coolant change on a 1997 Saturn. Not too bad. Sometimes you have to wonder WTF the designers and engineers were thinking when you look at some of these designs.
 
2013-09-16 08:02:11 PM
If he'd just paid to have it crushed he'd have been guilty of GTA. But since he purposely did something to damage a train... Well, there's all sorts of issues.

I know the FAA will make a federal case if you so much as drive onto a controlled runway without permission. A chase in Dallas ended on the runway of Love Field, and the FAA was pissed at both the culprit and the police chasing him.

Should've just rolled down the windows, popped it in neutral, and sent it down the nearest boat ramp.
 
2013-09-16 08:37:40 PM
Lezotte faces life in prison for endangering train travel when he is sentenced Oct. 10

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Marty could have wound up like Uncle Joey.
 
2013-09-16 08:41:01 PM
Chrysler: Purveyor of plasticky minivans, pre-rusted pickups, and rental cars.
 
2013-09-16 08:51:44 PM
Are they really that bad?  I have a 2001 LXi that I bought pretty cheap at just under 60k miles back in 2007, and aside from the fact that those stupid low profile tires are super pricy, I haven't had any issues with it (front end is kinda messed up, but that's what I get for driving a low-riding, long-ass car up and down the hills of Pittsburgh).  It just hit 175k last month.

Battery's a huge pain in the ass to replace, but for something that's given me over 100k miles without the need for any real repairs, I'd say it's been a solid car.  The engine is still weak as hell though.
 
2013-09-16 08:55:30 PM
I have an '05 Stratus, which is basically a Sebring in a different trim. I think most of the bad rep comes from the coupe, which on both cars is trouble prone Mitsubishi make, but the Sedans like I have are reasonably solid mid range cars of Chrysler origin.

/except for the battery placement, the engineer who made that call should be shot
 
2013-09-16 09:43:30 PM

seek3r: I have an '05 Stratus, which is basically a Sebring in a different trim. I think most of the bad rep comes from the coupe, which on both cars is trouble prone Mitsubishi make, but the Sedans like I have are reasonably solid mid range cars of Chrysler origin.

/except for the battery placement, the engineer who made that call should be shot


I'm glad we're all in agreement about this.
 
2013-09-16 09:50:51 PM
I read the headline "stealing his girlfriend's cat", and immediately pictured someone with a black handlebar moustache.
 
2013-09-16 11:42:30 PM

jayphat: seek3r: I have an '05 Stratus, which is basically a Sebring in a different trim. I think most of the bad rep comes from the coupe, which on both cars is trouble prone Mitsubishi make, but the Sedans like I have are reasonably solid mid range cars of Chrysler origin.

/except for the battery placement, the engineer who made that call should be shot

I'm glad we're all in agreement about this.


My bro had either the Neon or Breeze, same car really, and he had the battery go out taking the car completely out of commission.  It was the first time I came across a car that couldn't be jumped because of a bad battery.  Him and his buddy checked all sorts of stuff like the starter and alternator before I finally asked the question if they tried the battery.  They kept dismissing it because the tried to jump it already.  What finally got them thinking about it was no one knew where the battery was.  My bro has no car experience and his buddy is a Ford guy, but I followed the red cable to the battery.  The look on everyone's face was priceless when they realized they needed the jack and a tire iron to get to the battery.  I would rather see the battery in the trunk as oppose to the wheel well.
 
2013-09-17 01:01:11 AM
CSB:
Knew a guy in college that got so drunk that he forgot his way home. Decided to get on train tracks to head in the direction of frat house. Since the tires on his old Fairlane somehow got stuck between the tracks or over them, he could not steer the car to get off the tracks. A freight train was bearing down on him so he bailed out and ran. The train derailed as well as obviously destroying his car. That was in 1981 and as far as I know he is still paying for the damage. He took it in stride and always claimed he was the only mother farker on earth that had a head-on collision with a train and won.
 
Ral
2013-09-17 01:09:51 AM
The Chrysler 200 is the same shiat, different day.  They changed the name to be more in line with their other car, the 300.  But it's still basically a Sebring and still basically crap.
 
2013-09-18 03:50:59 AM

jayphat: seek3r: I have an '05 Stratus, which is basically a Sebring in a different trim. I think most of the bad rep comes from the coupe, which on both cars is trouble prone Mitsubishi make, but the Sedans like I have are reasonably solid mid range cars of Chrysler origin.

/except for the battery placement, the engineer who made that call should be shot

I'm glad we're all in agreement about this.


::shudders::  I actually spent a week jumping my car twice a day to and from work when the battery died on me last year until I had time on the weekend to pop the car up, wheel out, and drop the new battery in.  On my manual it does claim you can change the battery without taking the wheel out. I'm utterly mystified as to *how* however.

/150k miles on it now, and I drive it pretty hard through pretty awful conditions so overall I'm happy with it
//ask me how I feel the next time I have to get at the battery though
///or the next time I have to rewire a chunk of the dash harness because of that shiatty wiring
 
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