Show Us The Best Car For Learning How To Drive

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Learning to drive can be a daunting experience. You are suddenly tasked with safely controlling a few thousand pound piece of steel in traffic. Not every car is best suited for this task. A Dodge Challenger Hellcat for instance, is probably the worst possible car for someone who has never driven a car. New drivers need a car that can take safely take a little punishment without losing control.

In an ideal world, everyone would learn how to drive their grandfather’s Oldsmobile 88 but I did not have that luxury. I learned to drive on my parent’s third generation Dodge Grand Caravan. It was a whale of a van that had already been thoroughly used for school duty for years. I hated every second of driving it but I learned how to parallel park in it so I owe it that much.

Show us the perfect car for teaching someone how to drive. Let us know in the comments which vehicle is the best for those first driving lessons.

Lance Tedford spends his energies working on his 1985 Chrysler LeBaron. He is extremely tall and can never die.

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Alex of the Mountains

Something with a stick. You can’t use a phone while driving a stick so it keeps you honest. When you’re done learning, you can drive almost anything on the road and you’re apparently carjacking-proof in North America. On the downside you get the people honking at you when you stall during the left turn advance 3 lights in a row...