Choosing a used car for your teen can leave you filled with doubt. You want the very best for your teenage daughter or son, especially when it comes to safety. Yet most of us are financially constrained, and that means we can’t afford to buy a brand-new vehicle loaded with safety technology. As with many things in life, we must find a compromise that gives our child the highest degree of protection for an expenditure we can afford.
Additionally, reliability, comfort, convenience, and low operating cost are desirable attributes. Certainly you don’t want your child to be stranded at the side of the road, nor do you want to put them in a car that needs a series of costly repairs or is simply expensive to operate. With all these factors in mind, we took a long hard look at vehicles that are between five and seven years old. The fact that I have obtained cars for all three of my daughters also helped shape this list of the 10 best used cars for teens.