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Why is this modest car such a magnet for thieves?

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Why is this modest car such a magnet for thieves?

The innocuous Toyota Prius hybrid is a prime target for thieves. According to data analyzed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released in November, theft claims have skyrocketed for 2004-2009 Prius models. Thieves are after the precious metals housed in the catalytic converter, an essential part of the exhaust system that reduces noxious gas emissions through the tailpipe.