SEATTLE — Family-pleasing features are largely what sell minivans, but DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s crop of all-new mini-vans for '01 will be discussed as much for what they don't offer as for what they do. The former Chrysler Corp. invented the minivan in 1983 and went virtually unchallenged for 15 years. When the wolves advanced, DC beat them back with its '96 redesign: Solid styling and the revolution of dual sliding side doors ensured continued success. On the cusp of the new millennium, ...
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