I've looked a few times at the airbags in my '99 and wondered, what are the odds that these are still working properly? They should be, but one just never knows--until it's asked to do its job. In which case one then wonders if Takata got asked to make 'em. In which I don't want them to inflate. I have a few more years before my kids are driving. Not sure what I'll put them into. I mean, I motor them around in all three of them, so I can't view them as "unsafe". But will I pony up the money to put them into something newer than my '99? World's safest driver matters not one whit when it's the other guy's fault. That said, risk vs reward, or probability of having an accident. People still die in the newest vehicles, so I'll probably be ok with letting my kids driving my '99. Just because it's more unsafe does not mean they will have an accident.