While most college students can get by without a car, having one can definitely provide a leg up, but finding your fit can be tricky. Figure out what your major needs are for the car; do you want something fuel efficient for long trips, full of cargo space, or just a great asset for tailgating? Luckily for you, after you know what you want the car to do, we’ve found some of the best used cars for college that are sure to meet your needs.
Aim for model years 2004-2009. The Mazda 3 comes in both sedan and hatchback form. The hatchback has the most cargo space—a definite must-have for a college car. It also delivers sharp styling and tons of features.
Model year 2002-2006 should be affordable, while still coming with a lot of life. See if you can find one that still has the table folded into the cargo area. Another bonus is the bottom of the cargo area is watertight and drainable, meaning it can double as a cooler—perfect for the next football tailgate party.
Drive around in luxury with a 2004-2008 TSX. The first-generation comes full-stocked with power features, leather, and even Bluetooth (2006 and later).
When it comes to saving money at college, not spending it on gas is a good place to start. The 2006-2009 models of the Prius not only deliver efficiency, but versatility, too, with their hatchback designs.
Here at Pfeiffer Used Cars, we have many of these cars available on a regular basis, and our inventory is always changing. So whether you’re looking for fuel efficiency or just fun, you never know what used cars for college we’ll have in stock, but you’re sure to find one to fit your needs.