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post #1 of 44 Old 03-07-2010, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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2010 Camaro at 16?

Should a 16 year old get a camaro as there first car? what do everyone think about it and the pricing insurance etc.

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I would recommend starting with something else as your first car. I was 17 when I got my camaro but I had about 2 years of driving 2 accidents(one a year ago today) but both were not my fault. I also have not gotten any tickets. When I was 16 and driving I tried to be as safe as possible but did have some close calls. That is why I would start with something else as your first car, till you get the hang of things.

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If he can buy it he can have it.

That's how I was raised anyway. My first car was a 76 Camaro because I paid for it.
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I would recommend starting with something else as your first car. I was 17 when I got my camaro but I had about 2 years of driving 2 accidents(one a year ago today) but both were not my fault. I also have not gotten any tickets. When I was 16 and driving I tried to be as safe as possible but did have some close calls. That is why I would start with something else as your first car, till you get the hang of things.

Well said !!!!!!! however I will say if you can afford it yourself then its yours.
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Depends on the family financial situation, if they have no problem affording it, I see no problem with them having it

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the SS is a lot of power for someone new to driving... but the V6 would be a comfortable fit... i wouldn't recommend any teenager to get a brand new car, they have a 99.99% chance of wrecking it, and better to wreck an older model that is easier to repair or replace than a brand new, first year of production vehicle that doesn't have many replacement parts yet!

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insurance would be the big one to look into as well. that could make or break your decision. i know that here in alberta if you're a male under 25 you can basically expect to pay more for insurance then a monthly payment on a vehicle. if you're 16 though you won't be able to legaly stand on a loan application, so it would have to be in your parents name. so i guess it boils to if your parents will buy it for you

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insurance would be the big one to look into as well. that could make or break your decision. i know that here in alberta if you're a male under 25 you can basically expect to pay more for insurance then a monthly payment on a vehicle. if you're 16 though you won't be able to legaly stand on a loan application, so it would have to be in your parents name. so i guess it boils to if your parents will buy it for you
that's odd, because i'm 22; full coverage insurance on my 98 dakota was $70 per month when it was labelled as a full time vehicle and for my SS it is $110 per month... not that big of a difference. (i have homeowner, multi-car, & safe driver discounts)

i tried getting them to list the camaro as a part time vehicle, but because it was newer and i was not 25 or married they had to list it as my full time vehicle, so now my truck is listed as a part time vehicle at $50 per month. and the jet ski is a measely $25 per month (everything full coverage)

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It all depends on how the 16 yr old drives, there is a lot of power in these cars V6 or V8, with great power comes......... and all that. The money thing should be the second thing to worry about, because if they can't drive in the first place it dose not really matter what you give them, and adding a high performance vehical to that situation is just asking for trouble and sorrow.

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i didn't get a Camaro when i was 16... tho i REALLY, REALLY wanted one. my mom got me a Corsica instead... and i'm glad she did. my first car was a learning experience... i backed into someone, curb checked a wheel when i decided to drive without my glasses, ran over a pipe, the doors got keyed by my bf's ex, it got egged by another ex, i learned how crappy turtle wax is... and other things i'm so glad i didn't have to put a Camaro thru. by the time i was 19 and i bought my 98 V6 Camaro, i was much wiser and took utmost care of that car. the cost of insurance and horsepower are other good considerations too.



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