Originally Posted by sor
"Alle Priese inkl MwSt"... all prices include taxes, there's a 19% sales tax, and an emissions tax, and not sure what else... even then you have to compare cost of living as well. It's more expensive to live there, therefore wages are higher, but taxes are also higher, so it's really next to impossible to look at a pricetag like that and compare cost.
I wouldn't say they make more, there aren't that many nice cars in Europe as there are in US. And you're right, they do get taxed on everything. When I told my neighbors that I have a V8 4.0 liter in my car, they almost cried. They have to pay for insurance based on the size of the engine, hence the cars with like 1.1L, 1.5L, 2.0L engines here. Plus gas is twice as expensive.