Originally Posted by RonMaiden
I plan on keeping my Focus for a while and my hope is taking really good care of it,keeping it garaged and keeping miles to a minimum so if I do resell it in 7 years or so it still might be worth a lick.
With almost any car, the longer you keep it in great shape the better you do when you sell it. Over time the supply of other samples in similar condition shrinks. It may be hard to find an interested buyer, but when you do they don't have many alternatives. In the years following the Edsel's introduction it was the butt of many jokes and depreciated wildly. Look what a clean one (if you can find one) sells for these days.
On the other hand, if you enjoy it and drive the heck out of it as much as you can for as long as you can you might not get much for it in the end, but you will have gotten your money's worth anyway. You just have to decide which means more to you.