PARIS – Among the signs the French market is drying up with the rest of the world is that used-car sales declined faster than new-car deliveries in July and August. The French new-car market slipped 0.2% in July and 7.1% in August. Used-car sales, which set a record of 5.6 million transactions in 2007, fell 6.4% in July and 15.7% in August. Figures from the CNPA, an organization of dealers, indicate used-car sales are down 2.9% through August, while new-car demand remains ahead of ...

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