old Volvo versus new car crash test
Volvo’s safety spiel went out the window YEARS ago, just like the Korean cars(Hyundai/Kia) are horrible little crapboxes. All cars of today are just as safe, if not safer, than a Volvo of the same year.
If you like the leather of the Volvo and like how cheap it it to keep the Toyota running, I’ll add my vote to selling both and getting a newer car. One thing to keep in mind if you’re debating on brand new vs a few years old; lots of used cars are now selling for the same price, if not MORE, than their brand new counterparts, especially if you’re looking at fuel efficient ones.
One perk to getting new is that you can special order a car exactly how you want it, if you don’t mind waiting for a couple months. If you like a certain color or option, and no other dealers have it, order it. A good salesman/dealership will work with you and not try to force you into buying one on the lot that day.
A Mazda 3 5-door can be had with leather seats, navigation, push button start and HIDs for about 27 grand(25 if you don’t want the HIDs, nav or push button start), and will net you 22/29mpg