Best Cars for Teens Crawfordsville IN

First off, safety is a priority and so is reliability, but you can’t count out fuel economy, space, comfort and the coolness factor (which, incidentally, is priority number one on their list). Considering afterschool activities and climate is important too.

J & R Motors
(765) 423-2111
2409 US Hwy 231 S
Lafayette, IN

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Professional Transportation Inc.
(317) 709-6566
5552 West 29th Place
Evansville, IN

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Indy Scooters
(317) 322-0541
2145 S Emerson Ave
Indianapolis, IN

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Winkel's Motors
(317) 844-6417
641 N Range Line Rd
Carmel, IN

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Gaddis Hyundai
(765) 287-8970
504 W McGalliard Rd
Muncie, IN
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Mon,Wed,Thu,Fri 8am-7pmTue 8am-6pmSat 8am-5pm

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Twin City Dodge
(888) 258-9087
650 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN
 
Wholesale Transportation Inc
(574) 266-7799
1851 Cassopolis St
Elkhart, IN

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Karmic Wheels Inc
(219) 763-9600
5467 United States Highway 6 # US
Portage, IN

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Harold Zeigler Of Elkhart
(574) 294-1563
2525 Bypass Rd
Elkhart, IN

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Carl Klene's Auto Sales
(317) 788-7140
550 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN

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The 5 Best First Cars for Your Teen

The 5 Best First Cars For Your Teen By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor 

2010 Mazda 3
As hard as it is to find that perfect vehicle for yourself, it’s even harder when shopping for one for your teenager. If your son or daughter is lucky enough to be getting his or her first car so soon after turning the big one-six, then the car you choose has to fit a number of requirements . 
 


2010 Ford Mustang



2010 Kia Soul
First off, safety is a priority and so is reliability, but you can’t count out fuel economy, space, comfort and the coolness factor (which, incidentally, is priority number one on their list). Considering afterschool activities and climate is important too. We’ve reviewed J.D. Power’s dependability ratings, total cost of ownership estimates, base price, gas mileage and safety ratings to bring you DriverSide’s top five cars for your teen.  

 
1. 2010 Mazda 3 - $15,715
The Mazda 3 is an incredible buy for the price. With a full redesign for this model year, the compact car looks even cooler before. The 3 has a low cost of ownership over five years, so you or your teen won’t be saddled with surprise expenses as the car ages. It also has a great crash rating, with five stars for front and side impacts. Gas mileage has improved to 33 mpg on the highway too, so your kid will be able to save up for the latest iPod Nano to plug into the car. 

 
2. 2010 Kia Soul - $13,300
At first glance, the Kia Soul just looks cool. When you see the sticker price, the Soul gets even cooler. Starting at $13,300, this Kia features a unique exterior design and has teen-centric accessories like an auxiliary mp3 jack. The Soul has standard ABS with brake assist and stability and traction control for added safety and also delivers one of the best powertrain warranties in the industry, at 10 years or 100,000 miles. 

 
3. 2009 Honda Civic - $15,305
The Honda Civic sports one of the lowest costs of ownership totals in its category. Whether it’s you or your teen paying for things like gas and maintenance, you know that the car won’t cost a fortune to keep up. J.D. Power also rates the Civic’s initial dependability higher than average in most categories. Time spent away from the dealership means more time for homework. Though, only one of you will be happy about that. 

 
4. 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X - $20,295
Some parents feel that an SUV is the safest car for their kid to drive. A quick look at the crash ratings can tell you that’s not always the case. However, when it comes to the Subaru Forester, you’d be more than right. The Forester gets five-star ratings for almost every crash test, and its standard all-wheel drive keeps the four wheels firmly on the ground. The Forester’s low mpgs and tons of space are as perfect for jetting to school in the morning as they a...

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