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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 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 5:27PM
HaHa!  What a joke.  What a pathetic joke.
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 8, 2014 7:32AM
These are just advertisements paid by dealers and has nothing to do with the younger drivers. I bought my daughter Corolla and couldn't find anything better.
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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