First Car for 16-Year-Old Under $8K
I need some help. I have a soon-to-be 16-year-old who will be getting his first car within the month. His grandfather is funding this, and put a cap of $8K (so, obviously, we're talking used). I want it to be as safe as possible, especially with the handling. Realistically, I know that sooner or later, he will go faster than he should. When that happens, I don't want him to be in a fish-tailing death trap. The teenager in question doesn't want something that looks drab, so we are looking at sporty-ish. He was leaning strongly towards a 2009 Dodge Charger, but I'm really not comfortable giving him a RWD first car. His teenage friend who thinks he knows everything about cars has tried to convince my son that horsepower should be his only concern, which is maddening. Anyway, I thought that a 2010 Nissan Altima might work, but I haven't suggested it until I hear some recommendations from you guys. Can anyone advise? Thank you so much.