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)?
- Robert Zachary TLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
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)Source(s): http://www.autooninfo.net/ReliabilityGPAsOfAutos-2... http://www.autooninfo.net/ReliabilityGPAsOfLines-2...
- 1 decade ago