Is it safe for my 28 year old daughter to drive a 1996 Avalon

Asked by May 29, 2017 at 01:38 PM about the 1996 Toyota Avalon 4 Dr XL Sedan

Question type: General

I can afford to buy a slightly used car for my daughters (28 and 31) but they
want to keep driving the 1996 Avalon that was their grandfather's.  Is a 1996
Avalon as safe as a newer model?  What's a (well-meaning) mother to do?  

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IMO, If the car is inspected and in fine running condition with decent brakes and tires, they should be fine.

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In addition, at 28 and 31 years old they're old enough to make their own choices! HTH. -Jim

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If the tires, brakes and suspension and seatbelts are all in good shape, the car is safe. Reliability is another factor to consider. Newer cars are safer but I would not hesitate to trust a 1996 Avalon.

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