With the teens back in school, many are starting to drive. If you have a teen in that boat, Consumer Reports, www.consumerreports.org, just released its list of "recommended cars for teenage drivers."
Safety was a top deciding factor, followed by reliability.
Here are the top 11 (yes, 11, not 10):
Ford Focus (2002 or later, except two-door models)
Honda Accord EX (1998 or later)
Honda Civic EX
Mazda Protege ES (1999-2003)
Nissan Altima 2.5 S (2003 or later)
Subaru Forester 2.5X
Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Camry LE
Toyota Corolla LE (1999 or later)
Toyota Rav4 (2001 or later)