The car companies know that college students need a car that is affordable. They also know that college students want a car that’s cool. Parents want their kids to have a car that’s reliable. How do you combine practicality with cool to please the kids and the parents? Here are a few suggestions,
If you told your kid you were buying him a Kia, he’d let you know that you just killed his cred. Here’s a suggestion. Instead of telling him what he’ll be driving to college, just park the hip little Kia Soul in the driveway. All credibility concerns will fly away.
The Soul is interesting in style. It has good passenger space, and that means space for dorm furnishings. It’s fun to drive, and its good looks won’t let your new college student down. It also gets over 30 mpg on the highway, so your kid can afford to get an education far away.
Ford is so not cool. Your child will not like it when you announce that his high school graduation gift is a Ford Fiesta, but every valedictorian should have one. Why? Smart kids travel further away from home to go to college. Check out some cool infographic information. See how high SAT scores and GPAs send kids further away.
The Ford Fiesta gets the best gas mileage in its class. Fords are notoriously reliable. There’s a Ford dealership in every possible college town your kid could imagine. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about maintenance on the car. It’s a smart choice. Appeal to your little scholar’s intelligence and park a Ford Fiesta in the drive.
College co-eds are so darn cute, and the Honda Fit is just as adorable. It’s got that amazing Honda reputation for reliability, smart design, and great gas mileage. If you’re sending your bright and beautiful daughter a long way from home for her college education, then this is the best smart girl car.
If she’s a bit of a daredevil, the Fit will suit her just fine. It’s nimble on the road. It also has plenty of interior design flexibility, so her girlish sense of style will work with the practicality a sub-compact car.
Ford Ranger 2WD
Let’s throw in a truck for those agriculture and mechanics kids who will be heading off to some remote and wonderful place to get an education. Once again, Ford takes the lead in economy, gas mileage and reliability. The Ford Ranger 2WD gets a whopping 27 mpg on the highway. You can feel confident that your country kid will have reliable transportation.
Since Ford and practicality are the perfect college roommates, remember that there’s always a Ford dealership nearby. That means your kid can keep his truck properly maintained after all that rugged field work he’ll be doing in the School of Agriculture.
High School graduation is approaching fast. How will you surprise your college student?