- April 20, 2009
Top 5 Safe and Attractive Cars for Your Teens
What sort of car can serve you teen purpose best? Well, it’s always a tough decision to make and parents often to consider their teens’ priorities when making such decisions, as it looks somewhat impossible for both to come at some mutual agreement.
But if both parents and teens are ready to compromise on some things, it is definitely possible. For most of parents, it is quite difficult decision to put their teen on wheel, but if some consideration is given, one finds that a student can expand the circle of its educational activities and make the most of off-site classes if s/he has a car or other vehicle.
Results of some studies show that nearly 3500 teenagers die every year in the US in car crashes, so for safety should be a top criterion before to pick a right car for teens. Aside from safety, affordability, reliability and ease in driving are some other things to consider when buying a car for your teen. Here are some cars that can serve your teen purpose best and keep you satisfied when it comes to safety concerns.
1- Honda Civic
When it comes to Honda Civic, all one can say is that it doesn’t allow you to astray and it can last forever if you take proper care of while offering greatly admirable safety and fuel efficiency. There are front-seat side airbags, antilock brakes and side curtain airbags in all the models while in 2009 Hybrid and EX-L versions electronic stability control has been made optional. With its great design and attractive looks it can serve your teen purpose best and its various models seem to offer best value for your money.
2- Smart Fortwo
Some stats reveal that there are higher chances of car crashes if there are many teen passengers in a car, so a two-seater Smart Fortwo looks an ideal choice for your teens. It’s affordable, drive-friendly and has all standard safety features like antilock brakes, side and front airbags as well as electronic stability control, but it is not a nice choice if you live in some windy place.
3- Ford Focus
It’s affordable, comely and a lot easier to drive, but aside from all that the nicest thing about the vehicle is its SYNC innovative system that lets driver control their cell phones and iPod with their voice commands and it will even read out their text messages in loud, so it’s easier for drivers to keep their eyes on the road. It is available with standard safety features including airbags, antilock brakes and electronic stability control.
4- Saturn Astra
The Saturn Astra is, indeed, a nice combination of the modest hardware and impressive racy looks. It houses a 1.8liter robust engine that allows you to merge onto freeway in a safe way, but it’s not powerful enough for drag racing on Saturday night. It has six airbags, antilock brakes and some other standard safety equipment while electronic stability control has been made optional.
5- Pontiac Vibe
It is not specific for teens and almost people of all age group would definitely find the Pontiac Vibe a nice ride, but when it comes to young drivers, it is a nice option with its standard safety features including antilock brakes, six airbags and electronic stability control.