In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, a couple looks at the price of a new vehicle that has already been sold, parked next to other already sold cars on display at a Volkswagen salesroom in Carac

 

              In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, a couple looks at the price of a new vehicle that has already been sold, parked next to other already sold cars on display at a Volkswagen salesroom in Carac
In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, a couple looks at the price of a new vehicle that has already been sold, parked next to other already sold cars on display at a Volkswagen salesroom in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela may be the only country in the world where a new car becomes more expensive the instant it's driven off the dealership lot. The price reversal, many economists say, is the result of President Hugo Chavez’s socialist-oriented economic controls. New cars have become so scarce that many showrooms sit nearly empty and would-be buyers must sign up on long waiting lists. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)