Fuel prices may be edging higher, but U.S. domestic automakers through the first half of the '99 model year are on pace to install more 6-cyl. and V-8 engines in cars than they did in entire '98, a Ward's analysis of engine installations shows (see insert). Certainly, that trend could reverse itself in the second half, if automakers find themselves in a pinch to try to meet corporate average fuel economy standards. But so far that doesn't appear to be an issue, at least not on the car ...
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