But you also have to ask yourself if you want to be driving the same vehicle 10 years from now. Technologies are changing and emerging at such a rapid rate that your 10 year old vehicle may end up costing you a lot more in service, general repairs and fuel than a newer car would.
It’s not just engine performance and fuel economy that can change dramatically over the years, it’s also features that make driving more safe and comfortable. Take airbags for example. When they first started appearing in vehicles, they were typically located in the steering wheel and in the dashboard across from the passenger seat. Drivers and passengers had to stay at least a foot back from them to prevent injury. Now cars come standard with airbags that are strategically placed all over the vehicle to provide you with enhanced protection. They also now have sensors to determine how far away you are from the airbag and can adjust inflation accordingly.
Bluetooth is also a technology that is becoming more common in cars and is important with the new distracted driving laws. With this feature, you can talk to others through a microphone in the car and listen to them through the speakers – all hands free! Often, you can answer the phone via a button on the steering wheel or ceiling, which means you don’t have to go looking for your phone to answer it. This leads to safer driving!
You definitely want to buy a vehicle that will serve you well for years to come, but remember that you may not want to keep that vehicle for a decade and miss out on all of the new features and technologies that will emerge during that time!
The experts at Woodbridge Toyota can help you choose the right vehicle for you. Visit Woodbridge Toyota at 7685 Martingrove Road. For more information, please visit www.woodbridgetoyota.ca.