Most teenagers consider importance on a car's style to be sporty, cool in appearance, fast performance, great size to accommodate friends and accessories. Girls like cute cars that replicate their personality and place less importance on performance and accessories than boys.
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I would submit that a mid-sized car would be appropriate for a teen. Large enough to help protect against injury, yet many manufacturers offer quite stylish designs that would appeal to teens.
Your family's budget, and lifestyle, would have to dictate the final decision. I bought both my daughters Ford Fusions for their Christmas. Traded in a Honda and Toyota. I would like to think I did due-diligence in this purchase. Price of the vehicles were secondary to the safety ratings of the vehicles.
Sport Cars are cool for those families that can afford, and control, their operation.
I could surely afford such expense of so-called sports cars, however my control of their use could never be guaranteed, therefore, a risk I would never undertake.
Unfortunately, my daughters will travel in vehicles they have not yet have warmed too, coloured as they please, for the next year or two, at least I'll feel them safe.
I drove a 4 door Saturn SL2 from 16 until I graduated college at 23. I hated the way it looked but it was awesome on gas and insurance and I only had one problem with it and that was just needing new roders. It was very dependable! My husband insists on driving it back and forth now to work bc he has quite a commute and its so great on gas mileage! Its a 96 and still going!
A Geo Metro gets great gas mileage. Volvo's hold up fantastic in wrecks. I personally rolled a Subaru coupe 3 times and the roof withstood the impact beautifully. I guess it depends a lot on the driving habits of your teen. I needed the extra protection. My daughter needed the gas mileage.
i wanted a camero, now days they arecompletley different looking cars, most girls today like VW bettle, the VW Jetta is a lil bigger and a good car, mustang absolutley not they are to small on the inside and can be fast, d those back seats are barley big enough for 2. Hondas are real good car, just gotta find the right one, cuz usually if someone IS selling a honda its got lots of miles or it is does have something wrong with. Nissans are pretty good cars probably cost more than wantin 2 spend on my teen. toyotas same thing. One car that you should look into is a grandprix or grandam they come in 2 or 4 door and they are still sporty but not really "fast" and have little more room in them that the traditional "sports" car. same goes for the dodge stratus or chrysler sebring, just depending on the $ you are wanting to spend the sebring can be a little pricey the more loaded it is. they are considered a LUXARY,sport sedan.so first thing is you need to set down and decide on the price you wanna spend and then go from there. lower to higher woould be grandam,grandprix, honda,stratgus,jetta sebring.