Good morning everyone!
I usually lurk around here for helpful information and for once I actually have a question that might be answered on here.
Currently, I'm saddled with a dilemma. My current vehicle, a 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design, is about to use up its last manufacturer paid maintenance. This means that the next service will cost me around 300+ dollars, but while I was at the dealer to get the brakelight replaced under warranty, I learned they were ready to offer me a hefty trade-in equity for the car. The car is paid off so it will go directly towards a new car of my choice. I was offered an 2019 XC60 T6 Inscription pretty much loaded to the gills for 62k and a 2019 XC90 T8 Inscription at 76k again fully loaded to the gills.
So I was wondering, as a college student (entering sophomore this coming fall), should I just keep driving the XC60 (currently has 19k on the clock) and just swallow the cost of maintenance or trade it in while I still have equity on it towards a new car that comes with 4 years of prepaid maintenance?
Also, which one should I go for? I was thinking the hybrid T8 to maybe get the money back through the gas pumps?
In my mind, I should take it so that entirety of my college life the car is covered under warranty for maintenance and any other foibles. But does anyone else have an opinion?