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Video | Hoovie and Doug Discuss the Best Car for a Teenager

In today’s episode of Hoovie and Doug Talk About Cars, Hoovie and Doug have a simple premise: we’re discussing what car would be the best choice for a teen driver. You can watch the video above to see what cars we suggest, though I’m also listing some of the suggestions here with links to go buy the cars in question.

Doug’s Picks:
Toyota Land Cruiser (100 Series)
2004-2009 Lexus RX

Hoovie’s Picks:
2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2011-2015 Volvo S60

Also Mentioned:
Certified Pre-Owned Honda CR-V
Certified Pre-Owned Toyota RAV4
Ford Crown Victoria
2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade

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  1. I bought both of my kids used C-Class Mercedes-Benz’s. I think one was 4 yrs old at that time, the other was right at the 3 yr mark. Everyone in my family has Mercedes, so it was natural. We have a great relationship with the dealer/service, so that was easy as well. To know they could just text our service guy, if anything went wrong, helped my peace of mind a lot. He’s helped the kids along & taught them important identifying indicators to look for when things are going wrong, as well as a lot about maintenance that I most likely wouldn’t have. I also purchased extended warranties on both, which has almost paid for itself. (another peace of mind factor for me..) The cars themselves have high safety standards & were the right size. The only problem that has really been a headache is the fights over the newer one. No matter what… siblings will find a reason to fight! I love reminding them how silly they sound mid-argument. “I get the white mercedes… no I do, you had it last!” 

  2. Wow, haters gonna hate and players gonna play! Loved the video, ignore the negative comments. Have two kids driving, and even though I picked different vehicles, so glad to watch you both. Love the “200 miles on a combine” and “checking my phone while cleaning my shotgun” – great stuff. Can’t wait for the next video – hopefully sooner than later 🙂 

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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