Are you a member of the graduating class of 2019? If so, congratulations. You are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in your lives as you enter the working world. Some of you may have already landed the job of your dreams and set to start on the predesignated date. And nothing screams first impression like arriving to work in a brand spanking new set of wheels. But how do you find the vehicle that's right for you?
Check out our list of the top four factors to keep in mind as you start car-shopping (and three entry-level models perfectly designed for graduates such as yourself).
Top Four Factors
1. Do I Buy New or Used?
This is an age-old question when it comes to car shopping. Make that the age-old question. The car you purchase can make a big difference in terms of how much you spend and how much you pay for things such as unscheduled repairs and maintenance. It's entirely up to you, but you can click here if you want to read more about the pros and cons that come with each.
2. Where Is Your Job Located?
Ever hear the phrase "location, location, location" before? It doesn't just apply to the real estate world. The location of your dream job (urban or suburban) can have a major impact on what cars you can buy. Not to mention how far away the location of the job is, how long you have to commute to get to said job, how much mileage is on the models currently gracing your local dealership, and how much mileage you want.
3. Are There Any Underlying Issues?
To answer this question, you can do either or both of these two things: hire an independent mechanic (if the car is used) or examine the car's vehicle history. No matter the option you choose, both options will help you determine if the car has been involved in any accidents or isn't in the best condition to be purchased.
4. Does The Car Have A Warranty Plan?
This question is something of a no-brainer. After you check the vehicle to ensure there are no preexisting issues or hasn't been involved in prior accidents, ask the dealer if there is a plan and what said plan entails.
Top Three Car Choices
1. Kia Soul
While the driving experience is typical of any Kia, the Soul is perfect for those in the market for something stylish. With a cabin boasting plenty of room for passengers as well as storage, a 6-speaker audio system that brings life to the ride, and a magnificent view that can only be seen from its large windows, this car has everything to make your ride a relaxing one (even on a workday).
2. Subaru Impreza
With a starting MSRP of $18,595, this is a sedan that redefines efficiency as well as luxury. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, coupled with standard all-wheel drive, create a ride that's agile yet smooth no matter how rough or treacherous the roads may be. In the luxury department, you'll find a spacious cabin with just enough space for passengers, a built-in infotainment system bound to liven up any ride, and an option to keep your friends and loved ones safe when you get Subaru's EyeSight suite.
3. Toyota Corolla Hatchback
If there's one word that perfectly describes the Corolla Hatchback, that word would be dynamic. Not only does it infuse fast-paced thrills into every ride with a 2.0L Dynamic Force Engine and 6-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission, but it also creates a driving experience designed with comfort in mind. In addition to the heated seats and multimedia touch-screen command center, the Hatchback stimulates the driver's senses with soft-touch materials throughout the cabin, leather-trimmed seats that go beyond the norm, and Amazon Alexa connectivity that soothes the ear with whatever you desire.
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