PARIS – Europe’s auto sales fell 1.8% in October, and a significantly slower market in Germany could herald bigger declines for the last two months of 2011. Year-to-date, the 27 countries of Europe have registered 11,126,436 new cars, 1.2% less than in like-2010. Germany, the largest market, has kept Europe’s total sales numbers respectable until now, but its 1% gain in October was well below the 9.8% average growth for the year’s first 10 months. France, the second-largest market, is ...

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