I’ve been a regular listener for a long time, but this is my first time in the forums, so please forgive me if I’m violating any protocol. I’m in a bit of a pickle. I need to buy a new (used) car and I’m having a hard time deciding which one. As of right now, I’ve narrowed down my choices to two. I drive a lot, so I need decent/good mileage and since most of these miles are highway miles, I need a car that is very good on safety/reliability.
Here are the choices:
- 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S - approximately 18K miles for about $16K.
- 2005 Volvo S60 - approximately 62K miles for about $12.5.
I’ve compared the two cars on Cars.com (http://www.cars.com/go/compare/trimCompare.jsp?acodes=USC00NIC041B0,USB50VOC171B0) and I’m unsure about which is the better value and choice.
With about 30-35K miles being put on the car per year, which car is going to last longer? Which is safer? Which will have value if I try to trade it in after 5-6 years?
Any input would be appreciated!