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Two Saab cars Listed (2017) as Safest used cars for Teens

MY2014 Saab 9-3 for SaleMY2014 Saab 9-3 for Sale

You’ve probably anticipated this day with excitement and dread: That teenage in your house is now a licensed driver. Now the questions begin. Will she remember to use the turn signals? Will he observe the speed limits? Will she remember to remain several car lengths behind the car in front of her? How did my baby grow up so fast?

The IIHSknows that many families are watching every penny, and sometimes, they have to make decisions based on costs–even when it comes to their kids’ cars. That’s why the organization has divided its used-car recommendations into two categories: the best cars for teens and good cars for teens.

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The good cars all start below $10,000. The best cars start below $20,000, though some offer Kelley Blue Book values as low as $2,500.

The latest update of the Institute’s list of recommended used vehicles for teens includes 49 “best choices,” starting under $20,000, and 82 “good choices,” starting under $10,000. (The latter category includes the 2007 Santa Fe.)

Saab 9-5 NG Aero with Hirsch Performance Bodykit
Saab 9-5 NG Aero with Hirsch Performance Bodykit

GOOD CHOICES: recommended used vehicles for teens starting under $10,000

Ford Taurus2009 and newer$4,300
Mercury Sable2009$4,600
Audi A62007 and newer$5,600
Toyota Avalon2009-14$6,500
Buick LaCrosse2010 and newer$7,500
Lincoln MKS2009 and newer$7,800
Buick Regal2011 and newer$8,000
Saab 9-5 NG2010-11$9,700
Acura RL2009 and newer$9,900
TX edition of Saab 9-3
TX edition of Saab 9-3

Saab 9-3 is listed in the mid-size class!

Saab 9-32005-11$2,000
Suzuki Kizashi2010-13$3,600
Volkswagen Jetta sedan and wagon2009-14$3,900
Audi A4 sedan and wagon2007 and newer; built after July 2006$4,100
Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon2009-12$4,500


  • I purchased a 2003 9.3 aero for my daughters 1st car in 2006. It was certified pre owned executive lease with 17k miles. It was driven by all 3 of our kids thru high school and was involved in a horrific tbone crash with a ford superduty dually that sustained 8k in damage and both were disabled. My daughter unbuckled her seat belt and walked away with a soar shoulder. Outstanding performance reliability and safety! One day I will own another! Thank you Saab!

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