I've owned (leased) a Volt for the past 6 months and love it (5600 miles - 6.1 Gal of gas used). My friends daughter just started driving and she's looking for a car for her. I've been talking up the Volt (and the attractive leases) and she is contemplating it and likes the enviro aspect as well as not having to shell out gas money every month to her daughter. She's also looking at a base Beetle and a Jetta. She's a little concerned about a 16 year old driving a $40K car, even though it does have a 5 star crash rating.
Anyone want to chime in on the pluses and minuses of leasing a Volt for new driver in the house? See has two years of high school left and will commute to school (~ 14 miles each way) as well as where ever else teenagers drive. I have no idea how many miles a year she will put on the car so it's hard to suggest which lease makes the most sense.
PS My daughter is 12 and I was contemplating buying out my lease when she starts driving.