We Were Only Freshmen: Best Cars for College-Bound Students

Every year, it happens --a fleet of bright young faces go off to college, taking with them their hopes and dreams, as well as our own. Our bright young men and women go off to the halls of learning to sharpen their minds, hone their skills, and hopefully, graduate! What happens now? 

The best thing you can do is make sure your college-bound student has a good vehicle that is well maintained. The following are a few of our favorites: 

Acura We’ve heard that the Acura TSX, particularly from 2004-2008, are good cars if you’re looking for something affordable. Acura TSX has a great safety record, which can give you some peace of mind. And with lots of models still on the market, even previous to 2004, you shouldn’t be hard pressed to find something in your price point. 


If you’re looking for high safety ratings as well as superior mileage and easy part replacement, look no further than Honda! Their cars are reliable to the max, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. 


No discussion of safe, cheap used cars could be complete without Toyota! There are a lot of great used Toyotas out there, particularly the Corolla and the Camry. The parts are readily available, and these cars give tons of performance for years! 

No matter what used car you and your student settle upon, don’t forget to bring it to Carlsbad Auto Service for auto repair maintenance! We will see to it that your student gets on the road safe to their next adventure--and you can rest easy! 



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