It's something I've always wondered. Take, for example, the Volkswagen Jetta, sold both here and abroad. In America, a very basic, base model Jetta costs $16,990. In Germany, in the car's home country, the same model costs 20,225?. That's about $30,000. Why such a huge price difference? Is it taxes or other things? I'm honestly a total noob when it comes to this stuff, so sorry if I'm missing something obvious.