Date: 1 Dec 2002 15:05:00 GMT
From: davehinznopsamcop.net
Subject: Re: Any thoughts on safety?


Someone who looks an awful lot like geo <nonopsamom> wrote: > "Elizabeth" <stafford2525nopsamo.com> wrote in message > news:48b14d1a.0211272214.61e5ae9fnopsaming.google.com... >> My son is 15 - > Teenagers are only interested in two things: food & sex. Throw a box of > Twinkies in the back and he'll figure out the rest. While your approach has certain merits and realities to support it, I'm guessing that that's not one of her goals here... > Seriously, you're the mommy, he's the kid. YOU have the power, not him. Give > him the keys and say, "Take the Saab or walk." That's how I'm lookin' at it. Kid doesn't know how good he's got it; in my case, my folks wanted to give me a Ford Pinto, which I drove for exactly as long as it took (and no longer) for me to find the Saab that I wanted. (in that case, a '71 Sonett III). Kids will do dumb things in cars, it's unavoidable. If this car is available, *and* it was designed with safety as a primary goal (rather than as a secondary or lower goal), seems like the best car for him. I'd say it'd be the best car for him even if they didn't have an extra availalable, but I'd be accused of being a fanatic ;) Dave Hinz

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