An entry level car should be known for its reliability, safety and have a price tag from $10,000 to $18,000 and it shouldn’t show up on the hottest car theft lists. With a little research you can find a great choice of car for the first time driver.
Entry Level Car
An entry level car should have a good safety record. Not only should it not be known for causing safety problems, it should do a good job of protecting drivers. Teens and other new drivers get into a lot of accidents, unfortunately. So, you want a car that will insulate the driver and passengers in common accidents. The IIHS HLDI is a good place to check vehicle makes’ safety records.
The cost to insure a vehicle can be surprising. Cars that are not sports cars can potentially have outrageous insurance rates for reasons that you would not guess. Call your insurance agent and ask which entry level car choices should be avoided where you live.
Of course, you don’t want to spend nearly $20,000 and end up constantly in the shop getting it repaired. While every car is unique, some makes and models have known reputations for breaking down. With a used car you might or might not have lemon law protection, so buy wisely. There are lots of reviews sites on cars and the cost of their maintenance, so check many of those sites to narrow down your used car choices.
Some of your entry level car choices are also going to be the #1 choice of thieves. Nobody needs that hassle of the disappearing car. Many of the older Honda Civics and Accords are very easy to steal. Avoid the models that are over 15 years old for these cars. But again, ask your insurance agent’s opinion if you want to buy a Honda.
A1 Performance Auto Repair
Bring any car by A1 Performance Auto Repair for an inspection before you buy. We’ll help you make sure you purchase an entry level car that has no visible major problems.