I currently have a 2009 Mazda 3s hatch. It's a touring edition, has all the bells and whistles except for leather and power seats. It has 51,000 miles on it. I use it M-F as my daily, and my wife uses it as her weekend work commuter. That's it.
I want something sportier, more fun to drive, and also a bit smaller. It also has to be something that we both can drive and enjoy.
I recently found a 2008 Volvo C30.
I love these things. 5 cylinder turbo, they weigh like 3200 lbs, and make 225hp from the factory with .53bar boost (7psi ish).
This particular C30 has 92,000 miles on it, and it's automatic just like our Mazda 3. I think I still owe about $13,000 on the 3, and this dealer wants around $10,000 for this C30.
I love the C30, but my Mazda 3 still has a warranty on it. I also have a feeling that I won't get the trade in value close to what I owe on my car, and I'll be looking at still having to pay out. I'm not about to pay anything out for a car with twice the mileage of my 3, and a year older.
What would you guys do?
Here's a C30 review video for those of you who are interested: