Let him in on the awful truth of life. Kid you are a lucky member of the first generation that will grow up poorer than your parents. How about a nice 1999 Civic to start you on your way:)
Half of me feels bad for these kids in that they honestly don't know any better. Twitter, sms MTV, FB and all that other crap has taught them that life is a series of 15 second advertisements from friends, most of which theyve never met. Generation ADD had no concept at all on how to manage information.
Which of course, leads to the fact that you'll be doing your job, Billy until your grandkids are old enough to take over from their mentally impared parents. Thats the generation I actually feel sorry for.
As someone as the same-ish generation as the less-than-proud new owner of the Focus, I think I'd tear my hair out if I knew him! I basically grew up as a ghetto 90's kid (I don't use social networking, I had never owned a cellphone until a month ago and the only entertainment I had when I was a kid was a VHS player and my Nintendo 64 box set I got for my 6th birthday) and I'll be happy if I even get a car before I'm 20, And I doubt I'll have a choice on what it is. A 1999 Civic would be far better than the automatic BMW 325i I'll probably end up with after my grandpa dies, I know it SOUNDS alright, but it doesn't have a windshield, the roof bars are so deformed that no top will fit and the rear seats have been removed; have I mentioned that he doesn't even have a garage? It just gets filled with snow every winter then when it melts it shorts out what little electronics still work.