Going to college can be an exciting time for any young person. It’s even more fun when you have your own vehicle to take you to both dreaded and memorable destinations.
Choosing the right car is one of the first big decisions for some students. There are hundreds of good and bad choices all wanting to empty your wallet.
These cars are not your typical Toyota Corolla, they are meant to bring fun to the driver and catch the attention of everyone on campus. The following vehicles will help you navigate through campus life, impress friends and get you home in one piece. All for under $10,000.
Ford Mustang: 1999-2004
For students looking for a cheap thrill, the Mustang ,with V-6 or V-8, is the way to go. They are also easy to find and cheap to insure. Aside from the power and handling, it also has the space for your 3 buddies. A typical search on the Kelly Blue Book will find prices ranging from $3,000-$4000
Ford Focus ZX3: 2002-2004
Sporty yet comfortable, the hatchback is the way to go with loads of cargo for your books, but buddy number 4 has to stay at school. A used first-gen Focus will cost about $2,000-$3,500.
Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2000-2006
If you are a student who is more into international cars , then owning a Golf is essential. It offers sharp styling and can bring life to any party. Plus at $4000 you can customize it to your personality.
Mini Cooper: 2003-2006
Going to college means standing out from the crowd and the Mini Cooper will do just that. It’s not only easy to park in tight spaces but you can speed through traffic and pretend you are in a go-kart. The cost for all this fun, well, Kelly Blue Book says your looking at around $4000.
Toyota Tacoma : 2002-2005
From tailgate parties to moving furniture you’ll have more friends than you ever wanted. Additionally if you feel feel the need to modify it then aftermarket suppliers are happy to help. The regular cab will cost about $7000