Mid Week Match-Up: Find A Car For A 16 Year Old

It is Wednesday so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s version of Russian roulette with an automatic pistol– also known as Mid Week Match-Up!  Last week, we asked readers to find us a convertible for less than $15k and received lots of great suggestions.  Today we are going to go another direction and ask our readers to find the best car for your teenager for less than $5k.

You might say that $5k is a bit low, be we are talking about some scum of the earth, facebook addicted, snapchatting, pimply-faced, cell phone loving teenager here.  Too many folks buy a newish car for their kids, something with an automatic transmission and functioning air conditioning, but they are wrong!!  The best thing for your kids is something that adds character, primarily by being horribly unreliable and embarrassing them in front of their friends.  Like this 1983 Volvo 242 GLT Turbo offered for $3,350 via craigslist in Seattle, WA. Tip from Scot.

What would you pick?  Comments below.