This Guardian story was written by reporter Bibi van der Zee. Grist is a member of the Guardian's Environment Network. ----- The Paris Motor Show is so dazzling, so enormous and so festooned with models, champagne bars and plasma screens that it almost convinces you that everything is marvelous. The car salesmen are all smiles and handshakes -- but what they would really like to do is fall to their knees and plead with you. Buy our cars! Please! The truth is that the motor industry is in freefall. In the U.K., between September 2007 and September 2008, new numberplate …
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