SG,I highly recommend giving a new driver your old car and getting new/used one for yourself. You know what your old car has been through and what possible repairs it will need. Buying a cheap POS for them can be very counterproductive, if the seller lied through their teeth, or even if severe problems develop because of age.I happened to luckily space my two boys by five years between them. (Total happenstance, since #2 son was a surprise<g>.) They have very different personalities.Fwiw, a Subaru Impreza is an exceedingly safe car. Son #1 lost control of his 2002 Impreza WRX (w/ some "encouragement" from a muscle car driver) at 70+ mph on I-70 in Topeka about 3 years ago. The car was totalled, but he walked away from the accident. (He was very stiff and sore for a couple of days.) The dealer said they've had at least 5 people tell them they wanted another one, just like the old one, because of similar experiences.Be advised, the first car for a teen will influence future car purchases. #1 son inherited my '94 Infiniti G20 w/ a 5-speed. (It was the Japanese equivalent of a BMW 3-series, but a lot cheaper<g>.) He absolutely loved the manual transmission. #2 son inherited my used '99 Audi A4 w/ an automatic and Quattro (all-wheel drive). He's currently driving a Jetta w/ an auto-tranny and can deal it. He still pines for the Audi, even though he managed to get water in the engine while chasing tornadoes/thunderstorms.Spend a little time seeing if the car fits the driver!PMPS. MDH considers my Impreza 5-door a very competent utilitarian vehicle.
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