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reliable beater car for teenage son

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I want a car for my teenage son to drive. I want a good price and reliability. Low cost to insure is also important. Exterior look is NOT important. Just simple transportation.

Preferred Bodystyle(s): Sedan / Hatch / Wagon

Car Needs: Errands about town

Primary Driver(s): New driver

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 145000
Maximum age: 15 years

Maximum price: US $ 3500

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Response from ramblin.mo

10:28 pm May 18, 2014

Toyota Corrolla or Toyota Camry. Lots of them around and should fit your price range. Stick with 4 cylinder engines on the Camry. Make sure the timing belt and water pump have been replaced if over 120K miles.

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Response from mkaresh

1:53 pm May 19, 2014

Be sure to check insurance rates for cars under consideration with your insurance company. Some companies rate different cars differently. Rates are often higher for small cars, perhaps because they're more often driven by young drivers.

It could be hard to find a decent Honda or Toyota for $3,500 unless you get one that is quite old.

If you look hard you might be able to find a 2008 Ford Focus at that price. It's easier to find a 2006-2007, but those aren't as reliable.

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Ford Focus
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