My husband bough a junker for our daughter when she was 15...”
One of our neighbors was looking for a junker for he and his son who will turn 16 next spring to work on and restore. Couldn’t find very many any more. Remember Cash for Clunkers?
It was hard, but I think it was a fantastic thing they did.
He just didn’t want her to have to depend on others to do basic skill repairs on the car.
Very bonding for the both of them.
My husband is a great guy but not very magnanimous, it was a way to show her how much her loved her.
Oh, and she knows a lot about cars.