walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

Parenting Conversations

Me: "If you had a kid who you knew was a thrill seeker, would you buy him a beemer?"

R.: "No, I'd buy him an old Volvo."

I wanted to know why not just buy the kid a Honda Fit or similar, but R. pointed out that the old Volvo had the virtue of a very low horsepower and had a terrific safety record in terms of preserving the integrity of the passenger compartment.

This makes sense to me. An SUV would clearly be a terrible choice for a thrill seeker kid; they'd roll it.

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