I can appreciate the value of progress, but on the other hand I started driving in 1988 using a car built in 1978. I didn't feel particularly afraid then, and I don't now.
My current car collection is as follows:
'85 lotus (for sale if anyone wants one!)
'95 lotus (new acquisition with 275 horsepower hehehehe)
of all these cars, only the BMW has an airbag.
So whilst I apreciate that if something doesn't meet current regulations it isn't allowed to be sold, I am not about to get too stressed if someone offers me a ride in a car that meets '90s regs but not the latest regs.