By Anthony Janiszcak and Greg Ellal |
Teens look forward to getting their first car. It means independence, freedom, and responsibility. So we wanted to know what kind of cars teens drive. Do they like their cars? and How did they get their cars?
Tiana drives a 2006 Nissan Altima. She told the PawPrint that her parents bought it for her and she loves it.
Lucas owns a 2002 Honda CR-V. He bought it himself and when asked about it he said, “Ya, it has 285,000 miles, and it still chugs through the winter and non-winter. But, it has no A/C, and it flies through the air like a Boeing 747”.
Riley’s first car was a 1998 Toyota Corolla that was given to her by her grandmother. She says that, “I like it a lot, but its not the cleanest car”.
Willow drives a Chevy Tahoe that was given to her by her mother. She says that, “I like it, but it’s really big”.
Brian drives a BMW 328i that his father gave to him. He says that he likes the car.
In School Suspension Supervisor Chris Rapuano
Senior Dalila Rodriguez
Senior Mike Baker
Deja drives a Jeep Grand Cherokee that she got as a gift. She says that she likes it.
Melissa drives a 2010 Ford Explorer that was given to her. She said, “I like my car, and I feel safe in it”.
Junior Hannah Gaudet
Senior Anthony Janiszcak
Anthony owned a 1992 Mazda Miata that he bought for $600. He said that, “After putting in the work that it needed, it was an awesome first car, and I loved the handling”.
Senior Greg Ellal
Greg owns a 2007 Toyota Rav4 that he bought from his parents for $3,000. He said, “I love the car. It’s fairly quick. It’s reliable. It handles well. It has an awesome sound system for being stock, is decent on gas, and it’s four wheel drive so it is really good in the snow”.
We think it is very interesting that the majority of students we interviewed did not pay for their own cars. They did not work for years to save up and go buy their car. Anthony and I purchased our cars with our hard earned money. We believe that it is ridiculous how many parents just hand their kids cars on a silver platter because we know from experience that once you work and actually earn what you have, you feel really good driving it.