Commentary: How The Net Can Bust Europe's Car Cartel

Is Volkswagen at it again? The European Union's cartel police are investigating whether VW has been strong-arming dealers to prop up prices. VW has been here before. Only a year ago, regulators hit Europe's largest carmaker with a record $109 million penalty for the same offense. Since then, Peugeot, Renault, DaimlerChrysler, and General Motors' Opel have come under scrutiny for possible price-fixing complaints. You have to wonder how far European producers will go to maintain their margins.

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