The last thing you probably want to do is think about getting your son or daughter their first car right now with the ridiculous prices of gasoline. I was actually happy to get gas for $4.09 a gallon today and filled it up with only a 1.4 of a tank gone. Still cost me about $25...ugh.
So they have graduated from hounding you about getting a new video card for their computer so they can play World of Warcraft all day and are ready to get a car. What should you be looking for in terms of a vehicle that your teen will not only be safe in, but something that isn't going to cost you an arm and a leg to maintian, and of course get some decent fuel efficiency.
AAA has produced a brochure you can check out with some helpful tips to decide just what your teen driver needs to have.