PARIS — Volkswagen AG's Golf was the best-selling car again for 1999 in Europe, but with the Adam Opel AG/Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Astra nipping at its heels. At the end of November, the score was Golf 656,000, Astra 620,000. The lead was insurmountable by December, but through September it looked like the Astra had a chance. “We had some shortages on diesels in October and November,” a General Motors Corp. source says. The Golf has been No.1 in Europe every year in the 1990s except ...
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