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Sorry for tearing you all away from trailer hitch and canoe talk, but riddle me this:

Last year, a piece of rocker molding delaminated on the driver's side of my VW. Go to dealer, get part, $24, take it home, snap it on.

This year same piece of molding, passenger side, peels apart. So today, I go to the same dealer, get mirror image part, $38, take it home . . . wait a rootin' tootin' minute here. Why is this one $14 more than the other one, Mr Parts Guy?

Mr. Parts Guy is initially baffled. He calls up the driver's side part on the very, very cool 3-D exploded-view VW parts software. Sure as siht, the driver's side part is still $14.

Mirror image parts, same material, same length, same color, same everyting. What gives? Anyone? Eudaimon? Lee? Mopp? Behuller?

5Speed, listing to starboard on this one.
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