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Parents should seek vehicles with the best crash-test ratings

Under $20,000 Large Cars Courtesy of Volvo The Volvo S80 (2007 or newer) is one of the IIHS’s top choices for teens in the ‘large cars’ category of used vehicles.
The new list reflects recent safety improvements that have trickled down to lower-cost used cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups.
Before we get to the list, here are a few IIHS tips to consider when buying cars for teens:Parents should seek vehicles with the best crash-test ratings they can afford.
Now imagine buying that used car for a teenage child with a new license.
Sometimes it makes sense for young people to have their own vehicles instead of borrowing Mom’s keys several times a day.

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as informed in “People are not going to know until it’s too late that they have a defective Takata air bag,” he said.
Honda said that before the Phoenix wreck, the previous owners had the air bag inflator replaced twice under recalls.
Karina Dorado was badly injured by an exploding Takata air bag inflator in a minor crash in her 2002 Honda Accord.
Unlike most other air bag makers, Takata used the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the bags in a crash.
Honda spokesman Chris Martin said the air bag in the 2001 Accord must have been removed by a salvage yard, or perhaps stolen.
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The connected car service will launched last summer

Motoring expert and TV presenter Mike Brewer has become a brand ambassador for Smartdriverclub, which he described as a ‘genius idea’, giving used car drivers the connectivity that enables all the services that are becoming standard in new cars.
Smartdriverclub, the connected car service which launched last summer by entrepreneur Penny Searles from her offices in Southampton and now being rolled out across used car dealer networks across the UK and direct to motorists, aims to give motorists more control over their motoring costs.
This, along with a whole range of other cost saving services including competitive insurance for safe drivers, can be viewed and managed on a smartphone app or online via a secure online portal.
Smartdriverclub works through a plug in device under the dashboard that connects the car to Smartdriverclub and gets it talking to identify emerging technical faults, show if the driver’s been in accident so that emergency services can be contacted, track the car if it’s been stolen, find the car if it’s broken down.

 

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