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    Question CNN: Honda Civic tops teen driver list

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    SUVs are becoming less popular among teen drivers and performance cars don't make the list.

    POSTED: 10:28 a.m. EDT, June 8, 2007

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Honda Civics, both new and used, are the most popular cars among teenage drivers, according to a recent survey.

    The most popular new car among teens is the Civic, and the most popular used car is a seven-year-old Civic, according to a national survey conducted by Quality Planning Corporation (QPC), which helps insurance companies verify policy holder information.


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    The survey looked at cars that were primarily driven by, but not necessarily owned by, teenagers.

    The survey also found that the average price of teenagers' used cars in the U.S. is $7,410. The average used vehicle driven by a teenager is 9 years old and the average teenager drives about 9,307 miles a year.

    Large SUVs, once a popular choice because parents thought they were "safe," are no longer popular, according to QPC. Its study attributed the drop to higher gasoline prices as well as awareness that a large, heavy vehicle may not be the safest choice for an inexperienced driver.

    Sports cars don't appear among the top ten in either list, presumably because of the higher insurance costs and higher risks presented by the aggressive driving performance-oriented cars invite, according to QPC.

    Most popular new cars for teen drivers:

    1. Honda Civic
    2. Ford Focus
    3. Toyota Corolla
    4. Chevrolet Cavalier
    5. Ford Ranger
    6. Honda Accord
    7. Ford F150
    8. Ford Explorer
    9. Pontiac Grand Am
    10. Pontiac Sunfire

    Most popular used cars for teen drivers

    (age in parentheses)

    1. Honda Civic (7)
    2. Honda Accord (10)
    3. Toyota Camry (9)
    4. Chevrolet Cavalier (7)
    5. Ford Explorer (7)
    6. Toyota Corolla (7)
    7. Ford Ranger (8)
    8. Pontiac Grand Am (7)
    9. Jeep Grand Cherokee (8)
    10. Ford Taurus (8)

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    Every teenager I know ( and I know alot of em) would cut of their arms for my Dodge or my GTO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Every teenager I know ( and I know alot of em) would cut of their arms for my Dodge or my GTO.
    Back in my day, I was one of them but I couldn't cut the insurance costs of owning a sports car. I had to wait until I was out of school to get my own F-car. I remember that one of the insurance quotes I got from Allstate was $6500/yr (and that was with a clean record).

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    Quote Originally Posted by my5thNewUsernameHere View Post
    Sports cars don't appear among the top ten in either list, presumably because of the higher insurance costs and higher risks presented by the aggressive driving performance-oriented cars invite, according to QPC.
    Yea I can see that. When I first got my car me, my friend with an 01 SS and another friend with a 97 Z28 used to go flying down the highways at 130-140ish with our buddies in a Firebird and Grand Am trying to catch up going 110-120. I think we scared the living hell out of the drivers going 50 MPH on the same road. Since then I think all of us has out-grown our stupidity.

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    Guess thats why they call 'em teens...Lack of judgement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastyfoot View Post
    Guess thats why they call 'em teens...Lack of judgement.
    psshhh....

    Depends on how they were raised. v8 = 4cyl x2... some of these teenagers aren't good at math I suppose.

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    Good parents man. Cool!


    Beautiful looking car BTW. Nice

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    wow, no doubt. i think that is the nicest camaro i've honestly ever seen. love the rims and the wax job, that black is perfect. hard to get a black car that clean, very nice!

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