Is a Smart car a good first car?

It’s time to get my teenager his first car, and I’m not sure what kind I should go with. A friend of mine says that a used Smart car is a great car for new drivers, but I don’t really know anything about them. Is the Smart car a good first car?

Amber Reed · Answered on Dec 30, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Picking out a first car is an exciting time for you and your teenager! With its small size, easy maneuverability, and cheap fuel costs, many sources consider a Smart car to be a good choice for a first car.
The small profile of the Smart car makes it a good choice for urban drivers, but it also works for first-time drivers too! Since it’s little, it’s easy to maneuver and a breeze to park. They’re also extremely economical, which is a plus for a new driver.
And while your teen might not appreciate the fact that it isn’t a terribly powerful car and can’t fit a lot of passengers, those factors might actually help to keep the cost of your car insurance down once you add them on to your policy.
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