That list of best cars for teenagers, while focusing on safe cars, offers little that would appeal to a teen gearhead. While we shouldn't give any 16-year-old who likes cars a new Ferrari, we can do better than a Ford Taurus. What's the best car for a teen car enthusiast?

No real guidelines here other than something that's affordable, somewhat safe, and approachable to work on and drive. I'm a big fan of the Volvo 240 pictured above because it's slow, RWD, easy to wrench on, and has a decent aftermarket community.