Originally Posted by Arco-Zakus
If you had followed the advice I have mentioned, would you be going through the grief you are now with your 2012 Focus?
I'm not normally one to disagree with Mr. Franklin, but I don't necessarily believe that experience is the best teacher.
experience, the worst advice one could receive regarding a 2012 Focus is to take it to the dealership if there is a problem.
I know that's not exactly true, and it doesn't make much sense, because the dealership service department is supposed to fix your car, not ruin it... but that hasn't been my
My point is that everyone's experience is different. Your personal experience hasn't made you as wise as you think. Nor is your personal experience guaranteed to be applicable to the people you are giving (unsolicited) advice to.
I get it. You made some bad decisions regarding new car purchases when you were young and now you're trying to 'help' by clucking your tongue and quoting Ben Franklin and telling all the youngsters how foolish they've been. And you think you should be allowed to do this because you were a foolish youngster once, too! LOL
Some of us, however, are not young and made very informed decisions about what we were purchasing, and how much it was going to cost us in both interest and depreciation. So your Monday morning quarterbacking and 20/20 hindsight is neither useful nor appreciated.
I didn't purchase a house in the great real-estate bubble of the 2000s. I could easily go into home-owners forums and gloat about how clever I am for not being upside-down on a home with an expensive mortgage. I could tell them that their problems are all their own doing and offer 'advice' that was not only never asked for, but that is completely useless to them.
But that would make me a bit of a wanker, don't you think?