These Make The Best ‘First Cars’ For Beginner Drivers

Ford Mustang (Fifth Generation)

The new Ford Mustang Bullit
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Mustangs are hard to overlook when browsing potential first cars. The fifth-generation Mustang tempts young drivers with its roaring V8 (or V6 in non-GT models), aggressive styling and a relatively low price tag, starting under $20,000.

What might make the Ford Mustang a good choice for you? It is a true American muscle car that you can get without breaking the bank. The recommended trim to choose would be the GT equipped with a 5-liter V8 engine. The V6 is slightly more fuel-efficient but the dip in performance is very noticeable.