10 Best Cars for College Students
Based on these factors, CarsDirect this week released their list of the top 10 Best Values for College Students.
As always, I recommend you use the RydeShopper to get the most savings when shopping for these vehicles.
|1||2012 Volkswagen Jetta||Great styling and comfort. TDI gets high mpg|
|2||2012 Nissan Versa||The least expensive new car on the market|
|3||2012 Toyota Yaris||The least expensive Toyota offering.|
|4||2012 Kia Soul||A fine vehicle with youth-friendly features|
|5||2013 Chevrolet Spark||Top pick among a new generation of "micro" cars|
|6||2012 Ford Focus||Up to 40 mpg with high-tech interior|
|7||2012 Hyundai Veloster||Fun to drive, gets up to 40 mpg|
|8||2012 Chevrolet Sonic||Class-leading horsepower with improved reliability|
|9||2012 Kia Forte||Packed with features for a low price|
|10||2012 Hyundai Accent||Good fuel economy and solid car|
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirectTrueCar, and CarsDirect are my top 2 online price quote recommendations. These services show you pre-negotiated prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually pretty decent. But remember, you can still negotiate further.
Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
- Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid