www.just-auto.com -- Research from Standard and Poor's carried on the just-auto.com web site indicates that in the first half of 2000, the volatility of car demand in Central and Eastern Europe is again apparent. The broad trend in demand is clearly upwards. However, each economy is following its own growth path and fluctuations in important variables, such as interest and exchange rates, excise taxes, or model offerings, which have led to rapid and volatile swings in consumer behaviour.