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WHAT'S IN, WHAT'S OUT WITH AUTOMOBILES

ARRIVALS

Satellite radio

Cell phone cradles for hands-free talking

Automatic transmissions

AC/DC electrical outlets

Station wagons/sport wagons

Svelte, angular design

Touches of exterior chrome

Internet connectivity

In-seat coolers

CD/DVD players

Individual driver-passenger temperature controls

High-tech diesel engines

Hybrid gas-electric vehicles

OnStar-type info/emergency connections

DEPARTURES

Multi-disc, trunk-mounted CD players

Built-in car phones

Manual transmissions

Cigarette lighters

Small truck-based SUVs

Jellybean styling

Monochromatic paint schemes

CB/two-way radios

Manual seat adjusters

Tape players

In-dash, bacteria-infested air filters

Smelly, noisy diesel engines

Electric-only vehicles

Asking directions at gas stations

Source: CNW Marketing Research Inc.

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