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Here’s the reality when it comes to the vehicles our teenagers drive. Too often, budget takes precedence over safety.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not suggesting parents don’t care about their children’s safety. Of course they do. Probably more so than their own.

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That being said, a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that more than half of all used cars purchased for teenage drivers were 2006 or earlier model year vehicles.

Also, the study found that two-thirds of teenagers who drove a vehicle already in the household were driving models from 2006 or earlier.

What Changed After 2006?

I know what you’re thinking. “What is it about cars from 2006 and earlier that make them less safe?”

The fact is that vehicles from 2006 and earlier aren’t likely to have safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Side Airbags – both proven in their ability to help keep drivers and passengers of all ages safe and sound.

Electronic Stability Control (sometimes referred to electronic stability program, stabilitrak or vehicle stability program) is a technology that improves a vehicle’s stability by detecting and reducing loss of traction.

When ESC detects loss of steering control, it automatically applies the brakes to help “steer” the vehicle where the driver intends to go. Braking is automatically applied to wheels individually, such as the outer front wheel to counter oversteer or the inner rear wheel to counter understeer.

A pretty impressive technology and I’m sure if you had the choice, you’d prefer your children were driving a vehicle that came with some form of ESC, right?

Once a feature that was mostly found on European Luxury cars, the technology quickly trickled down to all automakers by the mid-2000’s.

It became such an effective technology in preventing accidents, that in 2008 some form of Electronic Stability Control was mandated to be a standard feature on all vehicles weighing under 10,000 pounds.

Budget AND Safety

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Now that spring is here, it’s finally college graduation time. After getting over the initial shock of joining the “real world,” it’s time to start your journey into adulthood.

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One of the first steps is buying a new car. Figuring out which car is right for you can be stressful, but also exciting. We’ve taken some of the stress out of the process by compiling a list of a few of our favorite new Hondas that are perfect for any new grad.

Honda Fit

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The stylish, aptly named Honda Fit is very spacious, it can fit almost anything. But it doesn’t stop there.

State of the art technology, fuel efficiency and race inspired features are just a few things you’ll see in this Honda.

With steering wheel-mounted controls, race-inspired paddle shifters and USB audio interface, you’ll never be left wanting more.

Plus the Fit gets up to an EPA estimated 35 mpg!

You can drive away confidently knowing the Honda Fit has a top of the line safety system complete with Vehicle Stability Assist and Advanced Compatibility Engineering.

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Honda’s all-new 2015 Honda Fit was showcased at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Honda’s engineers and designers successfully collaborated and came up with a subcompact model that won the audience’s attention by storm.

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So what’s new for the 2015 Fit? For the most part, the Fit retained its small size with minor tweaks in the height and width. The wheelbase was increased in length to improve functionality. It also comes with a more upscale interior featuring premium materials and some of the latest auto technologies in the market.

More About the Fit’s Interior

One of the 2015 Fit’s highlights is an interior that is roomy, user-centric and luxurious.

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