'Hot' Cars In Berlin

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Berlin Arsonists Declare War On 'Posh' Cars
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In the first seven months of this year, 185 cars were set alight on the streets of Berlin, according to police. This is still a growing trend – the figures have doubled every year since 2006 – and the most popular targets are Mercedes, Porsches, BMWs and VWs.
 
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"the most popular targets" probably make up 99.9% of the cars in Germany, duh. perhaps its insurance fraud?
 

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... the most popular targets are Mercedes, Porsches, BMWs and VWs.
What else is there in Germany?... okay, Audis... but what else?
 
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 Originally Posted By: Kestas
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... the most popular targets are Mercedes, Porsches, BMWs and VWs.
What else is there in Germany?... okay, Audis... but what else?
They are saying a VW is "posh"? I think not. Sounds like some kids with too much time on their hands and no better cause to put their energy into. Probably led by some goofball charismatic pyro. ala David Koresh!
 
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the contrast in American and Euro POV is funny; over here, cars are burned when they can't afford the payments, and over there they burn them because they have some sort of anti-consumerism 'agenda'.
 
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...perhaps its insurance fraud?
Another article describes the arsonists as "...anti-Western, anti-democratic, anti-capitalist...eco-terrorists...":
Maybe someone should set their mopeds on fire -- or steal their bicycles? Or levy a fine against their trust funds?
 
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