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Jul 1, 2014 12:13PM
5 of the 10 cars listed are $20k+... what world is the author living in?
Jul 1, 2014 11:53AM
Who the hell in the bottom 50 - 60% of us can afford to buy their kid a car anymore? Most of us can't even afford to buy ourselves one, much less a snotty nosed brat.
Jul 1, 2014 12:33PM
I borrowed money from my grandmother and bought my own car at 16. Paid the loan back in about a year. Heck, some years earlier, I bought my own bicycle, then my own motorcycle. Is it now a REQUIREMENT to buy your kid a car? My parents sure didn't think so. I might loan my kid the money to buy a car, but he would sure pay it back in a reasonable amount of time, relative or not. No time like the present for learning what things cost.
Jun 26, 2014 8:37AM
What with the odds of a new driver getting in a wreck - I'd suggest a '69 Buick Electra a.k.a. ''Battlestar Galactica''.
Jun 30, 2014 2:34PM
No mention of a Mustang v6 coupe. Very safe and the insurance is quite reasonable for a young driver. Some of the crap listed, I would never stick someone I love in.
Jul 1, 2014 3:44PM
The car prices are crazy!! I remember back in the day when a Chevy truck cost 7495.00 brand new.. As a young kid I could not afford to buy a brand new vehicle I have always owned used! To pay the money for these vehicles today I would rather invest money into something for a return instead of making banks rich!
Jul 1, 2014 3:04PM
Back in 1974 when i graduated HS, ( yea i know i'm getting old ) but my first car was a '68 Mustang fastback cost me $500. My next was '72 Torino, $1200 which my wife drove.
I went thru 2 POS Pinto's also a few hundred apiece until i saved up for another upgrade, a
1969 Roadrunner at $1400... I guess maybe those prices could double in today's money ?
So i am getting at a fundamental rule, some things you want and some you need, priorities.
Jul 1, 2014 1:52PM
Spark NO way!!!!!!!!! If you are interested in this, Run not Walk away! You better off with a Chevy Sonic. 100% better than a Spark! My wife owns a 2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ & LOVES it! bought it brand new, it now has 60,000 miles on it no problems! Great little car! If a young person ask me for a good little car I would say buy a Chevy Cavalier 2003 - 2005 LS Sport, not the base model. At one time we own 5 of them with 4 boys! The boys totaled all of them & walked away! In February on this year, My Son wrecked the last 2004 LS Sport with 160,000 miles on it, I found another Cavalier with only 58,000 miles on it! Hope to have for 300,000 plus miles on it if I can keep the boys away from it!
Jul 1, 2014 1:25PM
Apparently the Journalistic community is out of touch with America, they must be getting paid by these foreign car companies to push their junk on us. I am American and Damn proud of it, so I drive American. Wake up America, Buy American! lets get our kids an opportunity at a decent paying job. If every American had 1 American car in their driveway our economy would burst at the seams.
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