which new/newish Japanese model?
Our 1990 Honda Accord has treated us well for 16 years; we'd kind of like some air bags now and don't want to spend the $500 to fix the engine leak.... what to get now? Safety is a high priority, with reliability & cost(including cost to operate) ranking right behind that, plus it's got to accomodate a family of 4. Don't want a van or SUV. Acura (but it's pricey)? Honda Accord (not as safe)? Toyota Prius (which hasn't been safety rated by the Insurance Institute of Hwy Safety yet)? Camry? I'm brand new to this forum, so curious as to the bias here. Thanks.