See the full list of used cars recommended for first time buyers based on price and safety rating.
For young buyers shopping on a budget deciding on the best car can be tricky. Business Insider published a list of the top 15 cars and cross-checked with the Insurance Institute for Highway’s Safety (IIHS) for safety.
Top 15 Cars Recommended for First Time Buyers
Honda Civic: 2001 to present: $5k and up
Toyota Celica: 1999-2006: $5,500 and up
Toyota Tacoma: 1998-2004: $5,9900 and up
Ford Mustang: 2005-2014: $6k and up
Lexus IS300: 1998-2005: $6,500 and up
Honda Fit: 2006-present: $7k and up
Toyota Highlander: 2002-2007: $7k and up
Honda CR-V: 2002 to present: $7,500 and up
Volvo S40: 2004.5-2012: $7,900 and up
Nissan Xterra: 2005-present: $8,900 and up
Ford Focus: 2012-present: $9,000 and up
Volkswagen Jetta TDI: 2011-present: $12,500 and up
Mazda MX5 Miata: 2006-2015: $12,500 and up
Chevrolet Equinox: 2010-present: $14k and up
Acura RL: 2005-2012: $14,500 and up
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