Many parents think about buying a used car after their child gets a driver's license.
Parents often lean more toward the inexpensive which, in many cases, turns out to be a small or compact car but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says that's a mistake.
Statistics show teens are at a higher risk for crashes because of their inexperience. Experts say the bigger and the heavier the vehicle, the safer it is for the people inside.
They also say that, although small cars are not good choices, small SUVs, which weigh about the same as midsize cars, are OK.
What did you grow up learning to drive? For Carolyn McArdle, it was this 1987 Chevy Caprice Classic station wagon (below)!
Tell us what you learned on?
Jack learned to drive on this sweet 1967 VW Beetle!
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: