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10 Best Cars for College Students
August 22, 2013The 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.
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|1||2014 Nissan Versa Note||$14,780|
|2||2014 Ford Focus||$17,105|
|3||2014 Chevrolet Sonic||$15,595|
|4||2013 Mazda Mazda3||$20,795|
|5||2013 Honda Civic||$18,955|
|6||2013 Kia Sportage||$19,800|
|7||2013 Volkswagen Golf||$18,890|
|8||2013 Toyota Prius c||$19,875|
|9||2013 Subaru Impreza||$18,665|
|10||2014 Fiat 500L||$19,900|
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