No one wants to buy their teenager a vehicle that will leave them sitting on the side of the road. Therefore, you should check around on the web to find out which cars are the most dependable option. Volkswagens, Volvos, and Nissans are all dependable. Most owners say that they can live forever. However, no matter how much you spend on a vehicle, there is always potential for it to have breakdowns. The tradeoff on the most dependable cars on the market is that when something does break down on them, it is a lot more expensive to repair. As a parent, you must decide how dependable you want and how much you may be willing to spend on repairs if it does break down.
Fun and Features
Everyone wants a vehicle that is fun to drive. Your teen is no different. The fun aspect can come from speed or from features that make it enjoyable. The good news is, there are a lot of newer cars on the used car market that have features your teen may enjoy and enough speed to keep them content without becoming unsafe. Look for cars that have already been upgraded by the previous owner. If you can swing it, a Lamborghini Gallardo will make all of your child’s friends jealous! It may be an aftermarket radio or a speaker set that impresses anyone standing near it. Choose a vehicle that has a quick pick up speed over a car that has a higher top speed. Find a car that is a family sedan type vehicle that has a fin on it or other features that make it look like a sportier style car.
All of these things are easy to find in a vehicle that is reasonably priced and even if it takes you a little time to find the features your child wants, it will be well worth it in the end. The important thing is that you and your child have to be content with the purchase. No one wants to feel shame when they pull it into the school parking lot. A suggestion would be that you start searching early for a car that everyone can live with and one that is priced in the range you are searching for.
Often, parents and kids start looking at vehicles together a year before it comes time for the teen to get their license. One good thing about purchasing early is that when it is time for your teen to get their learner’s permit, they can learn in the car that they will one day drive solo. They will be comfortable in the car and know all of its features. They will have control over the vehicle and know how to drive that car safely. This will all make you breathe a little easier when your teen finally does get their license and takes their car for their first solo ride.