What is a good first car for a teenager?
Honestly your first car should be a clunker. 55% of teenagers wreck or are hit in their first car before they even hit 17 only dropping by 5% for each year after. (till 21) and the other guy is right, an audi or bmw or any kind of "sports" car for somebody your age the insurance would be 2000 or more every six months to a year. I knew a guy that his insurance was 5000 a year for ONE car b/c his son (17) wrecked his '09 rx-7 and you know you still have to pay for the car, even if it gets wrecked, right?
I would highly suggest a used car from a dealer if you want one that was "supposedly" taken care for. Get a small 90s/00s honda or toyota car for less than $5k. like a CR-X a sporty little honda hatchback or a toyota celica or supra.
I had a '99 mustang v6 5spd that sold for only 4k if you want a mustang then go for a 90s stang, '99 had a lot of upgrades and started a new era, i'd go with a '99 or newer.