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Most Exciting College Cars for San Diego Students


Most can agree that the college years are among the most exciting times of our lives. There’s so much to do, see, and explore during these energetic years. Having a reliable set of wheels can make college studies more convenient, and also funner! We checked out some of the top car models for students in the Kearny Mesa and San Diego region. Here’s what we found:

2016 Mazda 6

The main selling point of the 2016 Mazda 6 is its fuel economy (26 city/38 hwy!). This is great for students who need to travel long distances, or who have moved far away from home for school. The 6 also has a super-comfortable interior, great safety ratings, and has a classy, all-around look to it. Mazda 6 drivers describe it as roomy, agile, and nimble.  

2015 Honda CR-V

San Diego students love to take road trips and visit the beach, and pack friends and gear along on their travels. For this crowd, a compact SUV such as the 2015 Honda CR-V is the perfect solution. It’s the perfect size (not too big, not too small), and has a great NHTSA safety rating. On top of all this, it features high-tech perks like Bluetooth, Pandora, USB ports, and other options.

2016 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry has long been known as a good, reliable, consistent family car. However, it’s also a great college car for high school grads and college students due to its excellent safety ratings and ultra-quiet cabin. Its reliability makes it a long-lasting investment that can get any student through the rigors of college commutes and road trips. It also sports a sleeker, less “boxy” look than older versions.

2015 Hyundai Elantra

The Elantra is a great, affordable college car that is actually classified as a midsize car. However, it handles and parks like a compact car. This makes for easy maneuverability even in tight spots, while at the same time providing the driver and passengers with more than enough cabin room. And even though it’s a mid-sized car, it’s not exactly priced like one, which is good for the wallet (make room for those incoming student loans!)

Used Cars

For college students, it’s not a bad idea to pick up a used car for college. You can save a considerable amount of money and score a long-lasting car if you know how to pick out a good used car. Some excellent used cars on reviewers’ lists include: 2009 Honda Fit, 2006 Scion tC, the 2005 Acura TSX, and the ‘04 Prius. If you do opt for the used car route, be sure to have your car inspected and checked by a great mechanic in your area.

College students can put a lot of wear and mileage into their cars. To keep your car running at its best, we suggest that you get into the habit of scheduling regular complete checkups for your car. This will help you avoid major breakdowns so you can concentrate on winning and succeeding! Stop by Convoy Auto Repair, San Diego’s favorite auto repair shop, for top-quality services and repairs.


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