Is a Saab a good first car?

My little brother is going to get his driver’s license soon, and I wanted to give him my old Saab for his first car. My mom’s not convinced, though—is a Saab a good first car?

Amber Reed · Answered on Dec 30, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’re such a generous older sibling! With their strong reputation for safety and reliability, a Saab can make a very good first car.
Saab was a luxury model known for producing safe and dependable cars, but the automaker went out of business in 2011. If the Saab that you’re planning on gifting to your brother is in good shape, then it would be a great first car for him!
Saabs have a higher-than-average reliability rating and average maintenance costs, and that’s a good combination for a new driver. They’re also well-designed and very safe, which should be a good selling point for your mom—round that out with some top-notch car insurance protection, and he’ll be good to go!
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