So, my stepdad and I are having a debate as to what car would be a better first car for my sister.

I say 2014 Ford focus SE. my local dealer has a special on them. They cost about $12-13K for an Automatic SE in whatever color you want. I also like the fact it's got a combustion engine, and more than one gear. I still don't trust electric cars...

He says 2014 Leaf. It's a lot more initially, but he says the gas saved would balance it out. He likes it a lot, and thinks it's ugly, but a good runabout. Says that it should be pretty reliable too.

So oppo, what is the better option here, the focus, or the leaf?

and a real car for y'all to enjoy :P