With graduation season behind us, many young adults are in the market for a “new” used car to get them back and forth from their recently acquired first jobs or for that vital job interview question regarding reliable transportation. To help narrow the used car field down, AutoTrader.com compiled a list of the top five “Best Used Cars for Recent Grads” based on reliability and affordability.
Toyota Matrix – A standout in the small car class for its optional all-wheel-drive powertrain, the Matrix provides superior function and economy. The redesigned 2009 or newer model years are recommended, with several low mileage options available.
Mazda2 – The fun-to-drive and fuel efficient Mazda2 was only introduced in North America in 2010 but quality used models are still available, many under $16,000. Drivers love its comfortable and stylish design and city drivers appreciate its compact size, making parking a breeze.
Ford Ranger – The versatile Ford Ranger is great for active grads, as well as those who may need to move several times. Several model configurations are available providing the perfect mix of power, roominess and affordability.
Volvo C30 – Being both sporty and fuel efficient, the Volvo C30 is a great option for the grad on a limited budget who doesn’t want to compromise on style. With its distinctive, retro-inspired glass hatch and available turbocharged engine, the C30 acts more like a sporty coupe than the reliable and versatile hatchback it truly is.
Honda Element – Grads looking for utility will love the Honda Element. Providing the space of an SUV without being too big, the Element is perfect for the adventurist or just someone who wants extra space and ruggedness. Plus, as a Honda, the Element exudes reliability.
Want to learn more about these or any other used vehicle perfect for new graduates? Stop by Pfeiffer Used Cars in Grand Rapids to speak to one of their friendly sales associates who will be happy to help you find the perfect “new” used car for the road ahead.