This Chevrolet Spark Could Be Yours

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Safety ought to always be the first consideration when buying a car for a teen, and the Chevrolet Spark is among the best-protected small cars out there, with a whopping ten airbags -- more than many high-end luxury cars. The Insurance Plan Institute for Highway Safety gave the Spark a high Safety Pick award, the only real mini-car to earn one. (The Spark missed out on the Top Safety Pick Plus rating; like most small cars, it had problems with the tough new small overlap crash test). And tiny is good: The Spark is relatively cheap ($12,995 first of all, including power windows and air conditioning), simple to drive, fuel-efficient, and filled with character and style.