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Autos in a car lot.
Autos in a car lot.
(DAVID ZALUBOWSKI/AP)

Will a car in every driveway become a thing of the past?

Remember those warnings from a couple of years ago that the age of the automobile was coming to an end? Sales figures from North America for 2013 suggest the death of the car has been greatly exaggerated. But broader trends suggest that auto sales could indeed hit the brakes in the years to come, taking with them their usefulness as an indicator of the health of the economy.