Warren is off today. His internet service is taking a break. But we’re going on with the show.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week of too much food and lots of presents.

Let’s get to the questions

It’s a life cycle we all go through: we buy for safety when we have children, a fun car when we don’t, and for safety when we have grandchildren. :)

I don’t think you have to go back as far as 2003. I did a story in 2009 listing 71 cars under $15,000

Hyundai and Kia have really raised the bar on how much they offer as standard at low prices. I would start there. They also have the best warranty.

Tell Grandpa congratulations on his grandbabies and thanks for thinking of their safety.

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