thanks....our daughter turns 16 in October this year, and we got her a 1200 ute that currently has MOMO CORSE race seats and its nearly impossible to get in...I have my wagon seats out of my wagon whilst I'm still taking her apart so I can put those in for the ute to pass rego!! she has been asking for a 1200 for a while and we figured a ute is good coz then she can only have 1 passenger - her brother - once she gets her provisional license :)
I think I've talked a mate into doing the same thing for the same reasons.
1) one other person
2) not powerful
3) cool as
4) simple/cheap to fix/maintain
If and when he needs to fix the car (can do without a science degree ) he can impart a little mechanical
knowledge onto his daughter on a simple platform.