Originally Posted by empowah
The presence of incentives to boost sales has lowered resale values for owners.
And now the people who let their enthusiasm for an impressive new car override the age-old advice to not be among the first to buy a new model in its first year know how much the tuition is to learn this lesson first-hand. "Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other." -- Benjamin Franklin.
I am not being unsympathetic. I learned from the same teacher. More than once. (It has taken enormous restraint to not repeat the lesson with the 2012 Focus over the past year.)
There's no fool like an old fool. It's like anything else -- the longer you are one, the better you get at it. -- Me.