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6 best cars for your teenager

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    (MoneyWatch) CBS MoneyWatch readers have plenty of opinions about the best car for a teenager. Unfortunately, a lot of the received wisdom about the ideal ride for teenagers is misguided or even dangerous. To set the record straight -- and to get a short list of safe, efficient and inexpensive cars, ideal for teens -- we consulted Consumer Reports automotive editor Mike Quincy. He provided us with six cars, three from last year and three older ones, that he'd recommend for a new driver in anyone's household.