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Originally Posted by jetfuel
..now..go drive a 2012
Nope, I'm a firm believer in not giving a kid a new car. She's 15 and will be paying for a car herself. She'll take care of it better since it is her own investment. I see too many kids given a new car and not take any responsibility for them, and then get another new one when they wreck the first. Even a 2008 seems too new for my liking.
Her big sister bought a 13 year old Miata when she was 15, paid it off, then in college bought a new Mazda 3 and paid it off before graduating. She thanked us for making her buy her own car, saying her friends didn't take care of theirs, or care about damaging them.