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Slideshow: Cars That Won't Embarrass Your Teen

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Toyota Prius

If your teen likes classic rock and raiding your college wardrobe, odds are they’ll like the Toyota Prius -- not because of its green credentials (though that certainly helps) but because some teens understand that the original always beats the sequels. As the iconic hybrid car, the Prius has often been imitated but never duplicated. The Prius gets 51/48 mpg city/highway, ensuring that no matter how often your kid borrows it, the impact on your gas budget will be small.

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