Have you ever been to one of those parties where everyone feels it necessary
to dump on the United States? It’s very annoying for sure. If you
stay at the party long enough you’ll discover we are to blame for
everything from global warming to the decline of literacy in the schools.
If you listen to these people they’ll bend your ear endlessly about
how wonderful things are in France, Germany and other European companies.
For such people everything we do is hurtful and destructive.
I prefer to look at the positive side. Anyone who has had to take advantage of the
California Lemon Law or any of the other state’s Lemon Law knows it can be a real life
saver. Americans take consumer activism seriously. It has a lot to do
with fair play. We hate to see corporate abuse. We really hate people
taking advantage of our good nature. What do you think?
When you pay thirty to fifty thousand dollars for a new car and a year
later you realize you’ve spent more time at the dealer’s repair
shop than you have vacation days, you’re ready for it to stop. In
the US we have the tools to deal with our lemon cars and trucks.
So what about Europe? There is no Lemon Law, not as we know it. Going around
the world from continent to continent it gets worse. It is a fact; no
other countries have any kind of comparable consumer protections. You
get a car with repeated engine defects, you’re stuck with it. Do
me a favor party people, look around, there’s a tremendous amount
of wonderful things happening in this country. Try talking about them
at your next party. It won’t hurt.
It is worth noting the ancient concept of Caveat Emptor (let the buyer
beware) that rose in the 1600’s no longer exists in the US. We at
Norman Taylor & Associates and at Lemon Law firms all across America
care about the consumer. Like willful children who misbehave, car manufacturers
must be reminded that not only should they make better cars, they should
also not insist that we put up with them when we have the misfortune of
I’d be very pleased to hear what you think about this. I’m
betting most folks think this is a fine place to live and our consumer
protections are part of what makes it special.