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    Okay car guys/Dads…
    Your car opinions and recommendations for a 17 year old girl.

    I say a tank, she wants a Acura RSX-S type. I drove a 2002 and it’s, ahhhh maybe a mid performer IMO, but IT IS A SPORTS CAR and DAD says NO.

    Thoughts…..
     
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    Please, oh please, don't get her a huge SUV. Make her drive an old volvo. Ugly, safe, and humbling, just like my first car.
     
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    Get her a hybrid whatever you do. Otherwise she'll be spending all her money on what little gas she can afford.
     
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    I wouldn't get her a new car. You need to drive a piece of shit before you get a new car, that way you appreciate it more. Not piece of shit as in unreliable, but something that might have a little rust. That way she won't be gung-ho about always driving everyone everywhere, and it won't be a big deal when she bumps the garage or another car in a parking lot.
     
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    How much moolah are we willing to spend?
     
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    I'm thinking 1957 Chevy..Easy to work on..cheap to insure..and it's a Tank.. :eek:

    No new car or SUV...Just looking at this point, and looking for something cheap enough she can foot the major part of the bill, but safe.
     
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    A Gremlin. Its a tank, easy to work on, cheap to insure, not a collector's car, and humbling all at the same time...
     
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    Pretty small though..The safety thing.
     
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    Look on e-bay. That's where I bought my car. Worked great! Got a great price!
     
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    I would go for something bigger - maybe a Ford Explorer or the like.

    Big, sturdy, dependable. Someone crashes into it, it provided good protection.

    Yes..big engine, not the greatest gas mileage in the world.

    Yes..gas is expensive. She may have to work more hours to earn gas money, or if she doesn't work, will have to plan her trips more carefully. Just like adults do.

    And if she can't afford gas, she can't drive the car that much.

    Which isn't a bad thing.
     

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