Graduating from college is an exciting time in life. Hours of classes are in the past and now you’re on to new adventures! How will you get there? Every college graduate needs a vehicle that is dependable, requires minimum preventative maintenance, and is affordable for this next stage in life. The experts at We Fix It Auto Repair have a few ideas that will help you with your car search!
Our Top Car Picks for the College Graduate
- 2011-2015 Chevrolet Volt
The first-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid is a great choice for gas mileage – up to an impressive 38 mpg! You can find a used Volt for less than $10,000.
- 2012-2017 Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 is an enjoyable little car to drive if you don’t need a lot of passenger room. You can choose a turbocharged engine for more punch or a Cabrio convertible for fun under the sun. Used models can be found for less than $10,000.
- 2015-2017 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang has been a favorite for years. There are many configurations to choose from. If you are concerned about gas mileage, the EcoBoost Mustangs can get more than 30 mpg! The 2015-2017 model Mustang can be found for less than $20,000.
- 2016-2018 Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is one of the best compact cars out there and is well known for being affordable and dependable. You can’t go wrong with the current model Honda Civic which you can find used less than $20,000.
- 2018-2019 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona is a subcompact crossover that has been around since 2018. College grads will enjoy the excellent UVO infotainment system with standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a USB port. Although fairly new, you can find a used model for less than $20,000.
- 2012-2017 Jeep Wrangler
Have you always dreamed of owning a Jeep Wrangler? You’re not the only one! The 2012 and newer Wrangler has a standard 4-wheel drive and has a great off-road reputation. You can find some used Wrangler models for less than $20,000.
- 2021 Kia Seltos
The Kia Seltos is an all-new SUV that starts at just $21,990. This midsize crossover has a surprisingly large and quality interior for its size and price point.
- 2020 Nissan Sentra
The Nissan Sentra has an all-new design for 2020. We love the sharp new look and the standard technology such as Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of driver assistance tech including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and more. It has a starting MSRP of $19,090.
- 2010-2015 Toyota Prius
Have student loans to pay off? The third-generation Toyota Prius may be the best choice for you. You can find a used model for less than $10,00 and also save money with the 50 mpg fuel rating.
- 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback
The subcompact Toyota makes a great choice for a new college graduate looking for a practical and affordable vehicle. The Yaris has a good reliability rating and great fuel economy. There are two trim levels starting at just $17,750.
If you are buying a used car you can save thousands of dollars – as long as you are aware of that car’s condition. And we’re not just talking about blemishes, dents or scratches. We’re talking about what’s under the hood – you know the parts of the car that can really add up to costly fixes.
That’s why at We Fix It Auto Repair, we offer a pre-purchase car inspection. While test drives and CARFAX research are all good ideas, the single most important piece of information you can gather is an expert’s opinion on the car’s current condition. Having us inspect the car you are considering could save you thousands of dollars.