Thread of the Day: Name the Best College Car Under $10,000
In a recent Thread of the Day we asked commenters to name the coolest college car under $17,000 to help robert.sanfil, who asked the same question in the Motor Trend forums. Later, we rounded up the Top 10 answers from WOT commenters. Some suggested the budget was too high for most college students, so today we’ve lowered the theoretical budget to $10,000 and the choices are no longer limited to just cool or sporty cars.
With the lower budget, the average age of qualifying cars will likely increase, but a few suggestions in the original posts include used Mazda2 or Mazda3 models as well as used Honda Civic or Fit models for their practicality and reputation for reliability. Others suggestions included older sedans such as the Chevrolet Impala SS, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Nissan Maxima.
While a new car can’t be had in our new, lower budget, plenty of used cars can fulfill a college student’s needs. What would you suggest for the best college car under $10,000? Share your comments below.
By Jason Udy