The time has come; you knew that this day was coming. It may be hard, but you do have to face the fact that your child is now legally able to drive. This can be a blessing and a curse. You no longer have to worry about driving them all over town, however now you have to worry about them driving all over town. This is also the time that they will start hinting at the fact that they want a car. Guess where that is going to come from. Most parents enter an agreement with their child about the terms of getting a car and what will be involved in it. However, you might still have to front some money up front if not all to get your child a car. This article will look at a few of the cars that kids may want. No, we do not want to include the over the top flashy car that they may want. These cars will offer benefits for the both of you. It’s all about compromise.
Let’s start the list with a truck. Coming from a rural small town, everyone I knew drove trucks. I even drove a hand me down truck while I was in high school. The Ford F150 was the car that I hoped that I would get on graduation. I could not have been more obvious about what I wanted. Newer models are more fuel efficient and offer the electronic features that your child may love.
If people were not driving a truck, this was another car that was insanely popular. Whether your child wants a coupe or a four door version, there are a few options for them. Again, this car gets amazing gas mileage and offers lots of interior room. You can also get a new version of this car for under $16,000.
Another style that can come coupe style or four door, is the Nissan Altima. The Altima can have the feel of a family car but also stand among other sports cars depending on the body style that you like. This car offers drivers a quiet drive and responsive steering.
If you would be more comfortable with them higher off the ground then you might want to look at a SUV or crossover. The Ford Escape is a great contender. The new models will offer high tech entertainment features, automated parking, and even have a hybrid version.
Now that you have a few ideas in mind, it is important to do your research. Having a teenage driver is something that will affect you and them. Start by looking around at different cars and then get insurance quotes to see how much it will be to have them driving those cars. By looking around and pricing the cars before you purchase, you may be able to save yourself a lot of money. Do not feel pressured to purchase something right away. Also keep in mind that you insurance will vary if the car is new versus it being old because of the type of car insurance coverage you are required to have.