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Top Ten Cars for Students

1. Ford Focus ZX3 – roomy, cheap to run, and fun to drive.

2. Scion-Braun xB Rampvan – an automated ramp in the back make this cool car not limited to van-accessible parking spots. Great car for disabled students who need wheelchair access.

3. Honda Civic – easy to drive, fuel efficient, and if taken care of, will last forever. Since 2006, the Civic now has a commitment to safety with anti-lock brakes, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.

4. Hyundai Accent – a great first car. Small, easy to drive, and loaded with standard safety features. Price is low and warranty is long.

5. Kia Optima – not all students are single teens – many are starting to have families of their own. This car has all the room and amenities of a Japanese sedan but it is cheaper to buy and to run. Loaded with standard safety equipment and backed by a long warranty, this is a great car for a young family.

6. Honda Fit – cute, nimble, and extremely frugal. Surprisingly enough, it has four doors and a back seat that can handle tall adults.

7. Pontiac G5 – inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to run, and easy to drive. Side airbags are available as an option – do not buy one without them.

8. Suzuki SX4 – cheapest all-wheel drive car you can buy and it offers four-wheel antilock disc brakes, side airbags, CD-MP3 player and power everything for well under $16,000.

9. Mazda 3 - cool to look at, fun to drive, and available in both sedan and mini-wagon styles. All the reliability you would expect in a Japanese car.

10. Toyota Corolla – more conservative than the others and its grown-up image will serve its owner well through school and into the beginning of a career.

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