Is an Alfa Romeo a good first car?

I know Alfa Romeos aren’t exactly cheap, but I really love them and so does she. I want to save up and surprise her when she gets her license. Is it a bad idea to get my daughter an Alfa Romeo as her first car?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The short answer: not really. An
Alfa Romeo
isn’t a good first car for a couple of reasons, despite the fact that these vehicles are high-quality and reliable.
While you may not mind spending a lot of money on your daughter’s first car, keep in mind that she’s still learning how to drive. This means that she’s much more likely to get into an accident in her first car—and you certainly don’t want to pay to replace lots of expensive luxury parts.
Additionally, Alfa Romeos are known for their speed. While this can be fun for experienced drivers, teenagers may be more reckless behind the wheel—this can lead to dangerous situations and serious accidents, both of which you’ll want to avoid in your daughter’s first years of driving. Plus, having a faster car can increase your daughter’s already higher-than-average
teen car insurance
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