Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Cutting Edge Stories of the New York Times

This is not a new story but it the Times runs with it anyway:

Jose Fernandez said he decided some time ago that on his salary as a restaurant worker, he was better off without his 1996 Toyota 4Runner. He hoped to make a nice bit of cash from its sale. Before he could do that, though, someone beat him to extracting value: A thief sneaked under the sport utility vehicle with a battery-powered saw, slicing from the Toyota’s underbelly what may be one of the most expensive small parts of the auto world: the catalytic converter, an essential emissions-control device made with small amounts of metals more precious than gold. Who knew?

I've been hearing about this for at least a year and a half. Who knows, maybe this was just news to those at the Times. I'm sure they don't hob knob with the common folk who make their livings in some association with the automobile.

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