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Unfortunately, no. Money in a UGMA may only be used by the minor once he reaches the age of majority. The only exception that is if the minor begins higher education before they reach the age of majority. In that instance, it can be used with the consent of the custodian (you).
However, since he's 16, the money can't be used to purchase a car.
Once he does turn 18, however, it can be used for whatever purpose he wants. Any money he takes out will be taxed at his marginal rate, which would likely be low.
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