Most dealers I've worked with have this "you don't know anything" attitude. So, when I have an issue (Jeep) they don't really care what I say because they assume I don't know. Trouble with that is I get a lot of "cannot reproduce, didn't see customer's claims" and I leave frustrated. I'm not trying to be know-it-all. I'm just looking to make things go smooth and have things repaired in a timely fashion. Meanwhile, the independent shop I take my personal cars to, I can point to exact parts that I think could be at fault because of symptoms X Y or Z. They'll either tell me I'm wrong or not. It also helps them where/what to look for and shortens diagnostic time. Independent also seems more honest rather than a cover your ass mentality that my problems were magically unheard of.I have dislike for posers mostly, I don't much care about the cars but it's the folks who act as if they personally build F1 cars and couldn't tell a turbo from an alternator that piss me off. Or guys who are "into cars" when all they ever drive is luxury cars and haven't got the foggiest about anything mechanical.
It seems so yes. The last couple of generations have been groomed to do so I suspect, especially this current generation. Might be a side effect of too many people lacking a thick skin and or toleration for other's with an opposite view point? Haven't really examined this much but it is an interesting topic.We?ve turned emotions into a binary it seems.
The problem really is that they're fucking dangerous.I only truly hate stance on a budget. I have no issues with bagged cars that are crazy low when parked but can be raised for driving, but those setups cost quite a bit. The budget stance crowd has cut springs or actual coilovers but they sit so low that the scrape everywhere, causing them to have to drive unbelievably slow around even the tiniest pothole or bump in the road.