2008 Volvo S60 or 2009 Passat?

06-09-2013, 10:38 AM
I currently own two cars and I need to sell one of them.
My car is a 2008 Volvo S60 with 29,000 miles. I inherited a 2009 VW Passat with 49,000 miles. So one car is a year newer, but one care has 20,000 fewer miles. The Volvo has a 2.5T 5 cylinder engine and the VW has a 2.0T 4 cylinder. They have about the same safety features except
the Volvo has rear airbags and rear park assist. They both have nice upgrade options like including moon roof, leather seats, and premium sound. They also have nearly identical KBB values, with the VW about $200 higher.
Ive driven both of them many times and the ride is pretty comparable. The main con to the Volvo is the turning radius is a full foot bigger than the Passat thus isnt as nimble. They both have equally nice interiors,
however the VWs interior has better design features. They both have just mediocre reliability ratings. Im having trouble discerning which has the better value.
Am I missing something obvious like duh, the Volvo is a safer car? I do not have children and dont intend to. But the Passat is a year newer. Any advice?

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