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10 Best Cars for College Students

The summer is almost over and college kids are heading back to school this week. That's why Kelly Blue Book released a list of what they consider the top 10 cars for going back to school. Each of these vehicles comes in at less than $20,000 and earned high marks in safety and fuel efficiency.

Make sure to use the free RydeShopper to get the best deals on these vehicles. Also be sure to check out the TrueCar Pre-Negotiated Prices to quickly compare real prices in your local region.

RankVehicleMSRP
12014 Nissan Versa Note$14,780
22014 Ford Focus$17,105
32014 Chevrolet Sonic$15,595
42013 Mazda Mazda3$20,795
52013 Honda Civic$18,955
62013 Kia Sportage$19,800
72013 Volkswagen Golf$18,890
82013 Toyota Prius c$19,875
92013 Subaru Impreza$18,665
102014 Fiat 500L$19,900





3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum Money

The 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 Network

Select 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).
Select Vehicle to Get Local Pricing

Step 2 Get Prices From TrueCar / CarsDirect

TrueCar, 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 Checklist

Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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About The Author

Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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