After hitting a flat spot the last few years, antilock brakes appear to be gaining acceptance with U.S. car buyers once again, a Ward's survey of factory-installed equipment shows. A final tally of '99 production (see insert), shows antilock brakes were present on 65.1% of the 7,087,461 passenger cars built in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the U.S. market. That's up from 59.2% in '98, and marks the biggest single model year gain for the device since '93-'94, when penetration jumped 15 ...

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