We have a 2006 Toyota Prius w/ about 75k miles that works fine. We have the opportunity to inherit a 2005 Volvo V70 2.4 with about 125k miles that was exceptionally well maintained, and has already been verified by a mechanic. Our family just grew from 3 to 4, so the safety and bigger car are the pros for the Volvo, the lower cost of ownership is the big pro for the Prius.
How much should we expect for repairs and maintenance for the Volvo, my quick research was only finding data on the first 10 years.
My research tells me that the Volvo is a much safer car. Is that true, given that gov’t standards have forced all cars to be safer these days.
Thanks in advance!