7 asked in Cars & TransportationBuying & Selling · 10 years ago

A good car for 16-17 year old new driver?

Just curious what you think, I'm not going to be buying a car for at least 3 years, but right now my choice would be a Mini Cooper, Honda Civic or Accord coupe, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Volkswagon GTI, or Honda Insight. What are your favorite entry level cars (under about $20,000)?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Here are the 2010 Car Reliability GPAs (on the standard scale of 0.00 to 4.00) of the cars that you listed (and a couple of others), in descending order of GPA:

    The Toyota Yaris Hatchback: 4.00 over a 3-year data history,

    The Honda Fit (hatchback): 4.00 over a 3-year data history,

    The 4-cylinder Honda Accord: 3.81 over a 10-year data history,

    The Toyota Corolla: 3.81 over a 10-year data history,

    The Honda Civic Sedan: 3.75 over a 10-year data history,

    The Honda Insight: 3.75 over a 3-year data history,

    The 4-cylinder Toyota Camry: 3.69 over a 10-year data history,

    The Toyota Matrix (hatchback): 3.40 over a 7-year data history,

    The V6 Hyundai Genesis sedan: 3.00 over a 1-year data history (a pretty short data history, giving very little upon which a decision may be made),

    The Mini Cooper Hatchback: 1.00 (a D) over an 8-year data history,

    The 4-cylinder Volkswagen GTI: 0.50 (a very low D) over a 5-year data history.

    For comparison, here are overall 2010 Car Reliability GPAs for several brands, in descending order:

    Honda: 3.67 ( an A)

    Toyota: 3.53 (an A)

    Subaru: 2.61 (a low B)

    Ford: 2.17 (a C)

    Volkswagen: 1.58 (a low C)

    Chevrolet: 1.37 (a D)

    Chrysler: 1.04 (a D)

  • 10 years ago

    Honda Civic

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