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Briandl79 10-07-2011 08:35 PM

Would you put a teen into an older vehicle?
 
Without elaborating too much, maybe some of you saw that Chevy Malibu video where they crashed a recent model Malibu into the 40 year old equivalent. The newer Malibu came out on top due to a ton of safety features developed over the past forty years.

So having said that, would you consider putting a new driver (16) into an older vehicle? Based on my own life experiences, teen drivers are very likely to get into an accident within their first year of driving, although in most cases they are usually just fender benders, which is something to consider.

IcW@teR 10-07-2011 08:36 PM

yes

asa 10-07-2011 08:40 PM

yup
i drove one as my first car, no creature comforts, no driver's aids, hell, no power anything (including the engine), i pay attention to the road a helluva lot more than most people i know
but hell, that might just be me in general

careboy 10-07-2011 08:43 PM

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asa 10-07-2011 08:43 PM

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G-Daddy 10-07-2011 09:12 PM

an 80'sish van?

totensiebush 10-07-2011 09:53 PM

what do you mean by older?

Bill Brasky 10-07-2011 10:04 PM

Give em an 80s automatic Volvo 240D.

You can be rest assured that
1) They'll have to try *very* hard to get a speeding ticket.
1.5) If they are speeding, the officer probably won't notice a beige 80s Volvo.
2) They won't be trying to do wheelstands from stoplight to stoplight
3) Maintenance is a joke. They'll learn something from it.
4) They're actually quite safe.

Nevermore 10-07-2011 10:46 PM

If my fucktard teenager blows a red light and takes out your grandmother, I'd rather he died in the impact with her.

Safety means the fuck-up with money wins.










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Aldaris 10-07-2011 11:22 PM

[QUOTE=Briandl79;24887322]Without elaborating too much, maybe some of you saw that Chevy Malibu video where they crashed a recent model Malibu into the 40 year old equivalent. The newer Malibu came out on top due to a ton of safety features developed over the past forty years.

So having said that, would you consider putting a new driver (16) into an older vehicle? Based on my own life experiences, teen drivers are very likely to get into an accident within their first year of driving, although in most cases they are usually just fender benders, which is something to consider.[/QUOTE]

yeah no hesitation whatsoever to put my teen into an unrestored corvair or pinto

pepperochini 10-07-2011 11:59 PM

who the fuck in the right mind actively pursues a 40 year old car for a teen? I mean unless its a mustang or someshit, or like a classic that the kid deserves or a project car or something meaningful... :tard: :wtf: :confused:

figure out a fucking budget for yourself and find something reliable that was made in the last decade

Briandl79 10-08-2011 01:02 AM

The idea is a project car.

[H]ard|On 10-08-2011 01:54 AM

[QUOTE=Briandl79;24887322]Without elaborating too much, maybe some of you saw that Chevy Malibu video where they crashed a recent model Malibu into the 40 year old equivalent. The newer Malibu came out on top due to a ton of safety features developed over the past forty years.

So having said that, would you consider putting a new driver (16) into an older vehicle? Based on my own life experiences, teen drivers are very likely to get into an accident within their first year of driving, although in most cases they are usually just fender benders, which is something to consider.[/QUOTE]

You have to qualify "old"

At a certain point vehicles become "modern" -i would say if it has IFS/IRS, 4 wheel discs and ABS it's modern enough for someone I love.

d114 10-08-2011 02:42 AM

[QUOTE=G-Daddy;24887381]an 80'sish van?[/QUOTE]

I strongly and wholeheartedly agree with this suggestion. A full sized econoline van. people will move out of his way.

Or how about a used taxi? you can get one with less than 800,000 miles on it and airbags working for cheap. It will be the latest body style too.

Briandl79 10-08-2011 03:04 AM

Old is 60's and up.


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