The Jalopnik reader is a discerning car connoisseur, and every day, we discard a slew of tips deemed sub-prime. From our new daily look at the in-house meat grinder — here's four scraps that didn't make the cut.
TIP: "OMG! Ram Brand to Add Midsize Unibody Truck as Dodge Dakota Replacement
WHAT WAS IT: Article
WHY WE DIDN'T COVER: Because this zombie story's old news...again, just like yesterday. And when we mean old news we mean it predates the Carpocalypse. It's so old Automobile Magazine and PickupTrucks.com covered it, we blogged about it last year and we even made fun of the Detroit News and Autoblog for running it yesterday! Just as we expected, it claimed another outlet today — TruckTrend.
TIP: FORD ADDS NEW REMOTE START FEATURE, HEATED STEERING WHEEL TO WARM CUSTOMERS
WHAT WAS IT: Press Release
WHY WE DIDN'T COVER: Welcome to this decade Ford. Thank you for adding remote start — a function most automakers and even GM have had as a factory-installed option for the past half a decade. What? Too busy coming up with new color LEDs on the Focus interior?
TIP: "BENTLEY CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS ADDS RECYCLABILITY
TO ITS GREEN CREDENTIALS"
WHAT WAS IT: Press release
WHY WE DIDN'T COVER: Hey, Bentley, if the green credentials you're "underlining" are E85 capability, you're not actually in possession of green credentials. Just sayin'...
TIP: Toyota Hires 850 Workers For San Antonio Truck Plant To Keep Up With Demand
WHAT WAS IT: Article / Pitch
WHY WE DIDN'T COVER: It was fucking boring!
[Source: Automotive News]