Antilock brake system penetration is off to a slow start in the '00 model year car production run, but side air bags are among the fastest growing features, a survey of factory installed equipment penetration by Ward's reveals. ABS was installed in an estimated 57.9% of the 3,693,567 '00 model cars built through March in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the U.S. market, down from a 63.7% penetration for all of '99 (see insert for complete data). The biggest falloff came at DaimlerChrysler ...

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