We're getting close to that time of year when college students across the nation graduate and tackle life as a non-student for the first time. It's an exciting transition, and many grads will consider investing in a new car as their first big-ticket purchase. Whether you've got a taste for the finer things in life or are just looking for a reliable vehicle you can put some miles on, understanding which used cars will serve you best is a necessity.
The penthouse: 2012-2016 BMW 3 Series
If you've got an eye for detail and a slightly higher price-point is a hurdle you'd like to jump, consider the BMW 3 Series. It's a luxury car, but investing in a used vehicle will make the price more reasonable than buying one new. If you want to impress at your new job or just enjoy the classic BMW aesthetic, you can't go wrong with a 3 Series.
The ol' reliable: 2011-2016 Honda Civic
Honda Civics are the epitome of the everyday car. You can put almost endless miles on them, and as long as you invest in a little maintenance, they won't quit until you do. If you're interested in an affordable car that will get you everywhere you need to go (and in comfort, no less) look no further than this gem.
The environmentalist: 2016-2019 Toyota Prius
If you care about the environment, a hybrid like a Prius is the perfect investment. It's a little pricier than something like a Civic, but in the long run, you'll save money on gas (and help out the earth while you're at it).
The outdoorsman: 2018-2019 Subaru Crosstrek/2015-2016 Subaru Outback
Whether you want the newer Crosstrek or the classic Outback may be a matter of taste and price, but both cars can serve you well. With all-wheel drive and the ability to take a beating without breaking a sweat, these are perfect cars if you value the outdoors and a reliable investment.
At Mike Duman, we help our clients finance the car of their dreams. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us.