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I can't understand why a modern car built to modern standards is not safe enough for your grandson's father yet a Bug is??? Nothing against Bug's, but man talk about a lack of safety.
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I can't understand why a modern car built to modern standards is not safe enough for your grandson's father yet a Bug is??? Nothing against Bug's, but man talk about a lack of safety.
It was all about the speed and a new driver. PLUS, I don't think he is the sharpest tack in the box .
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Not the sharpest tack in the box says a lot.


Heard a funny comment from an acquaintance who is 101:
He says he's as sharp as a tack and just as flat headed.


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I wouldn't necessarily give a 16 year old a SC convertible as a first car or a classic VW. The VW would be a good a car to build as a side project.


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It was all about the speed and a new driver. PLUS, I don't think he is the sharpest tack in the box .


Are we talking about the grandson or the father?


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PS...It appears that ,after taking my grandson's father for a ride in 'Pepper", he has decided that no way will he let a 16 yo have this car ( ) so I am looking for a standard Beetle for my grandson's first car...and when he graduates, it will be passed on to my granddaughter. If anyone has one the want to get rid of...let me know. Also looking on the Samba cause it would be a great adventure for my grandson and I to buy one...and then drive it home .
I'd suggest he buy his son a Gen 1 Cooper. It's not fast, but it IS nimble and is just the car for an inexperienced driver to zip around in. It's easy on gas and would allow junior to get the feel of a stick shift.
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Agreed - Gen 1 is WAAYY safer than a beetle. That said, a Beetle is way easier for someone to begin learning how to work on cars as its mechanical.
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My wife didn't drive when we were married. I got her driving lessons and when she got her licence, I bought her an old Ford Galaxy, because I wanted a lot of steel around her for when she had her first crash. She totaled it after two months and walked away without a scratch. She hasn't had a wreck since.
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