Can We Guess What Kind of Car You’re Getting for Your Kid?

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Bambi Turner

5 Min Quiz

Be honest ... what's your number one priority when choosing a car for your kid?

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What kind of road conditions will this new-to-you ride have to accommodate?

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How long do you plan for your kid to keep driving this vehicle?

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Tell us how much the look the car factors into your decision.

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Does your kid have to carry around a lot of cargo?

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Are you looking for a ride that's reliable or one that your kid can figure out how to fix up on his own?

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Which of these resources do you look to for car-buying advice?

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How does the cost of the insurance factor into your car-buying decision?

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Can you tell us which of these words best describes your kid's personality?

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Will you be footing the entire cost of the car or is your kid chipping in?

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Be honest ... how would you describe your kid's skill behind the wheel?

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What will your kid use the car for on an average day?

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Now that you have another driver in the family, will you expect your kid to transport siblings?

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Will most of the miles be city or highway?

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Cars are getting more fuel-efficient than ever, but how much do gas costs factor into your decision?

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Every kid is different. Where does yours fall on the responsibility scale?

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Got a preference between new vs. used cars for your young driver?

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Does your kid keep up on the latest car tech and features, or are they just looking to get around?

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Speeding is dangerous and leads to expensive fines. Do you want a car that keeps the speedometer under control?

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Tell us which of these models most closely resembles the ideal car you'd buy for your kid.

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Road trip! Will your kid be driving their own car a long way for spring break?

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Any long and winding roads or steep mountain bi-ways standing between your kid and their school?

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If you do a YouTube search, could you fix basic car problems for your kid?

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Going car shopping can be an exciting experience. Where do you have your heart set on buying that new car?

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Every parent wants their kid to stay safe, but where do you rank safety in this car buying process?

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Which of these best describes your opinion of how a car fits into your kid's life?

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Does your kid have any hobbies or extracurriculars that might affect this purchase?

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Can you give us an idea of what you're willing to spend on a car for your teen driver?

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Which of these best captures your parenting philosophy?

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Alright, admit it ... do you ever plan on borrowing your kid's ride?

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About This Quiz

There's a reason they call it a sweet sixteen; not only are kids moving into adulthood by this age, but they are also finally allowed to enjoy a new sense of freedom that comes with cruising along the open road — sans parents, of course! Mom and dad might remember the excitement of those years from their youth, but parents of teens are also facing a whole new host of emotions. There's fear for your child's safety, of course, but also worry over choosing the right car for your new driver ... and figuring out how you're going to pay for it — gulp!

Given the fact that teens spend most of their time in school, it's often left to mom and dad to shoulder the cost of adding a new vehicle to the family. This not only means figuring out how to handle the purchase price — which averages just under $10k for cars where teens are the primary driver, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety — but also factoring in repairs, insurance and gas. And that's just the financial aspect! New drivers still need time to master the art of driving, which means parents also have to contend with the genuine threat of fender benders or serious accidents.

So will you bow to budget pressures and select an old beater, splurge on supercar or settle for something in between? See if we can guess what kind of car you'll buy your kid based on the results of this quiz!

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