Any first car should be a reliable USED car. Something to learn how to drive in. Nothing worse than damaging a new car..... so a first car is really immaterial. Just get something reliable to learn in.
well, im 16 and im looking at a truck, basically anything extended cab and four wheel drive, preferably dodge or chevy. but, if i were looking for a car, i would have to say a grand prix or grand am. i had a 1992 jeep wrangler for a couple months and man was that thing fun, but the inline-four engine got only 13 mpg. plus fifth gear is a weak point on them.if you are looking for a truck, and if youre willing to spend several grand, i would recommend a 1994-1997 Dodge Ram with the legendary Cummins 12-valve engine. at the stock settings, they can get 18-22 mpg, and the Cummins is nearly indestructible.
Ford F150! I'm a 17 year old chick and that's what my parents bought me for my 17th birthday. She's a great truck. I suggest getting a white one ;) Mind u, they burn gas like you wouldn't believe, but I love my truck lol
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One thing to keep in mind is that: Very expensive insurance, “assigned risk”, is normal for any driver with no “Insurance history”. It’s three times as expensive as normal. 3 years of insurance history, (no big accident) helps a lot. You get out of the “Assigned Risk” category. Then over 25 years old, rates drop down to normal. Being on your parents insurance as an occasional driver for 3 years creates insurance history. (That would be true even if you seldom drove your parents car). For a car in your own name: Having a cheap, replaceable car for the first 3 years, would make it unnecessary to pay for collision insurance, on top of the state mandatory liability insurance. Like a $3000 car plus get new tires and brakes battery tune up... With no collision insurance, if you crash, you must fix it or replace it yourself, unless you get hit in the rear, for example, then the other driver’s insurance must fix your car. 3 years of no collision insurance can save over $3000. Check the rates.
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For your insurance to be cheaper get a sedan. If you want a car that will last you for a long time get either a Toyota or Nissan. If you don't have much money than a Honda. Oh and if you don't want to be wasting a lot of money on gas get a car with a 4 cylinder. It only takes like $30 or $40 to fill it up.