How to Choose the Right Vehicle for Your Teen

October 24th, 2012 by

Middletown LogoChoosing a car for your teen on their sixteenth birthday is a rite of passage. We recommend you visit our Orange County dealership and let our sales team help you figure out the perfect blend of style and affordability for your kid. That’s right, our professionals here at Middletown Honda are trained in helping all kinds of drivers discover their next car, truck, or SUV, and we’ll do what we can to get you a reliable, safe, affordable vehicle for your teenager.

Safe Cars for Teen Drivers

If you let your teenager choose their car themselves, you can rest assured that they will almost always choose style over substance, power over fuel economy, and fun over responsible. We get it; everyone wants a car that’s exciting and fun to drive, but we recommend waiting a few years, maybe as a college graduation present. Wait for your teen to show their ability to be responsible behind the wheel first.

So what should your teen drive then? We suggest a quality used car in the middle of its lifespan; brand-new will be expensive to purchase and insure, while a relic runs the risk of having serious maintenance issues. By purchasing a pre-owned car that’s a few years old, you save money at the onset and you save money on your insurance premiums.

For power, we think you’ll want a 4-cylinder engine, mostly because it’ll give your teenager a car that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to fill up and give them a bit more control of their vehicle too.

When looking at a pre-owned vehicle, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got common safety features like anti-lock brakes, air bags, and stability control to maximize the safety of your teen.

Finally, while we’re obviously a bit biased, we think you may want to choose a Honda. Honda vehicles are some of the most affordable vehicles on the market and routinely top the safety ratings.

Discover the Difference at Middletown Honda

Whether you’ve decided to get your teen a brand new Honda or you want to take home one of our great pre-owned vehicles with a giant bow on it, our sales team wants to help. For any questions about our inventory or to schedule a test drive, contact our sales team today!