When my kid starts driving, I think I'm going to go the used car route or hand me down car for him...
Not to flame all of the sub 20 posters on this board, but I got into my share of fender scrapes, wheel scuffs, dented/& worse doors when I was first learning how to drive. Why go through this experience on a brand new car?!?
I beat the crap out of my used Saab 900 turbo before I truly learned how to drive correctly. Getting a driver's license is easy. Timing a pass, parallel parking, etc requires some experience.
E90 TiAg 330i ZSP, ZPP, ZCW 6sd Manual, Nav & Satellite (for Stern!), Black leather w/ Poplar