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Best Cars for Teenagers Portland OR

We recommend the best first cars for teen drivers. Teenagers and parents often differ on car choices, but a number of vehicle makes/models can satisfy both. Read on to learn more information below.

Toyota of Gladstone
(503) 655-7100
19375 McLoughlin Boulevard
Gladstone, OR
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Clutch Repair,Emissions Testing,Radiator Repair,Speedometer Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Grant Culver Cars
(503) 810-6602
15 SE 15th Ave
Portland, OR

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Market Driven Automotive Group
(503) 233-9100
1005 SE Washington St
Portland, OR

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Falcon Auto Inc
(503) 235-7555
910 E Burnside St
Portland, OR

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Charles H Bleeg Motors
(503) 236-3472
1540 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR

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Tonkin Wilsonville Nissan
(503) 222-2277
26700 SW 95th Avenue
Wilsonville, OR
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Van Dealers,Auto Dealers

Convention Center Auto Whol
(503) 232-3100
419 E Burnside St
Portland, OR

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Rallitek Performance
(503) 309-8645
628 SE Mill St
Portland, OR

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Cars
(503) 235-9223
521 SE Madison St
Portland, OR

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J & R Motors
(503) 255-5271
6626 SW Macadam Ave
Portland, OR

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Best Cars for Teenagers

Is there a perfect first car for teens? Deciding on the best car for teenage drivers depends on who is doing the deciding — the teen or their parents.

Teenagers and their parents tend to have different objectives and priorities when it comes to cars, although it's often not difficult for the two parties to come to a mutually agreeable decision, especially when each party is willing to compromise a little. In this article, we'll try to look at the subject of first cars from both points of view.

What Teens Want
Most teenagers place considerable importance on a car's style (sporty), appearance (cool), performance (fast), size (room for friends), and accessories (customization). Girls also like "cute" cars.

An automobile is a projection of a teen's personality, sense of freedom, and desire for peer approval — as well as possibly serving a practical need for getting back and forth to school and job.

What Parents Want
Parents want safe cars for their teens. Parents also place importance on economy (low purchase cost, low operation cost, and low maintenance cost), reliability/dependability, and low insurance cost.

Teens who are expected to pay their own way may also place importance on many of these factors.

Cost is a Factor
The first issue that most young drivers and their parents usually struggle with when deciding on a first car is that of cost, which typically leads to the issue of used-versus-new.

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