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The Volkswagen Golf is so popular amongst first-time drivers that in some parts of the country it's almost like a uniform. The is an affordable compact hatchback that can be had in two-door and four-door editions, and despite its small size, it offers good practicality due to its 46 cubic feet of total cargo space - perfect for hauling hockey gear to the rink, for example. The Golf is also relatively easy on gas in base form, providing 37 mpg highway when ordered with its 1.8-liter, 170-horsepower four-cylinder turbo engine, making it one of the best first cars for teenagers.

The is one of the best cars for teenagers learning the low-friction lessons taught by those first few encounters with snowy roads in a winter climate. Ice and low temperatures don't have to be scary for new drivers when piloting the Subaru Impreza thanks to its standard all-wheel drive, which provides class-leading levels of grip. Available in both sedan and wagon editions, the Impreza comes with a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder engine that delivers 148 horsepower and 34 mpg on the highway - proving that one no longer has to give up efficiency in order to benefit from the added security of all-wheel drive, making the Impreza one of the safest and best first cars for teenagers out there.

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The word "car" is believed to originate from the Latin word or ("wheeled vehicle"), or the word (meaning , from ). In turn, these originated from the word (a ). The Gaulish language was a branch of the Brythoic language which also used the word ; the Brythonig language evolved into (and ) where 'Car llusg' (a drag cart or sledge) and 'car rhyfel' (war chariot) still survive. It originally referred to any wheeled , such as a cart, carriage, or wagon. "Motor car" is attested from 1895, and is the usual formal name for cars in . "Autocar" is a variant that is also attested from 1895, but that is now considered archaic. It literally means "self-propelled car". The term "" was used by some to refer to the first cars at the time that they were being built, and is attested from 1895.