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Subject: Re: Lowest-cost insurance car(s) for teen? Date: 2/11/2013 1:15 AM
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Hey all. My DF's oldest son (Future Step-Son or FSS)is taking his behind the wheel test next week. Naturally, DF has already taken FSS car-browsing. <insert eye roll from me here>

When they came home talking about the nice Saab 9-3 hardtop and the Mistubishi Eclipse convertible they'd seen, I put on my wicked step-monster hat and went a tiny bit ballistic. Turns out DF had never considered the fact that insurance for a teenage boy driving a convertible or a sports car will probably cost more than the car itself, per year!

Okay, so maybe I exaggerated that tiny bit. However, FSS is also, shall we say....not the most attentive kid in the world, and it seems they had a couple near-misses in the car just earlier today, with DF in the passenger seat as FSS drove, practicing for his test.

So, my questions are two-pronged:
1. what types of cars have the lowest insurance costs for teen drivers, and
2. what types of cars are safest AND least likely to get damaged or totaled? ...
- makasha | Date: 2/9/2013 5:49:50 PM | Number: 69833

A Sherman Tank or maybe a Hummer come first to mind.

Kahuna, CFA
Kailua-Kona 96745
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