Question of the Day: What Car Should Kids Drive?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman

My first car was a 1985 Pontiac Parisienne Safari Station Wagon with a tow package and when I got it, 173,000 miles. It was brown with a brown interior. The 5.0-liter V8 cranked out (maybe) 140 horses and it didn't even have a tape deck. It's a wonder I like cars at all. Of course here in LA you see lots and lots of high school children driving 'round in a shiny new BMW 3-series. Lexus IS's and new Mustangs are popular choices, too. On the other hand, there are the parents out there who feel safety is priority one, and arm their spawn with heavy metal in the form of Expeditions and Denalis. Then of course there is the little turd who cut me off this morning in a Yellow H2. Man, would I like to smack his father. Yeah, so, what should kids drive?

Jonny Lieberman
Jonny Lieberman

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  • Kjc117 Kjc117 on Mar 24, 2008

    My first car was a 1995 Honda Civic DX 5-speed. Great little car. It was stolen and was never recoverd. : (

  • Gracilism Gracilism on Mar 25, 2008

    Whatever they can afford to buy. Which is presumily not much based on part-time minimum wage type work. I think the work towards aquiring the car is more important than the car itself. BTW, mine was a I6 '66 mustang that I had to overhaul to get running, but I loved it because of it.

  • SoxFan5291 SoxFan5291 on Jun 15, 2008

    My 1st car (bought it today) IS an 85 Parisienne. Helluva car.

  • Spacenuke2003 Spacenuke2003 on Aug 08, 2008

    When I was eighteen my father gave his Impala wagon to the local Kiwanis auction. I guess he got tired of me begging him to let me drive it. The Kiwanis sold the car for $35. That would have been a good starting car. He also had a Chevy Celebrity which I didn't get to drive because I didn't get to learn how to drive stick in driver's ed (go figure) and a Ford LTD wagon that he said that he would let me drive 'some weekend'.