Oct 2nd, 2007 by jbrown
When I was in college the struggle I faced with my parents was; I wanted a car that looked good and they wanted me in something reliable. As many know that compromise is tough to come by, but cars.com thinks they found the most reliable cars for college students to date:
“Senior Editor Joe Wiesenfelder sums up the previously mentioned four models, including why they were chosen as Cars.com Best Bets:
Honda Fit: The Fit hatchback took the American subcompact market by storm last year with overall quality and performance that put the growing competition to shame. The Fit isn’t cheap; its price range overlaps with that of the compact Civic, but it continues to prove its worth with exceptional reliability and high crash-test ratings.
Toyota Yaris: When you look at price and practical considerations, the Yaris more than does the job, at least in the sedan version. It should deliver reliable performance, and its IIHS crash-test ratings are Good (the highest) when equipped with optional side-impact airbags, which we highly recommend. Honda Civic: The Civic represents a great balance of drivability, refinement, comfort, reliability, fuel economy and resale value. While shoppers are fixated on hybrids, every version of the Civic (except the sporty Si) gets roughly 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. If that’s not enough, there’s a hybrid, too.
Toyota Corolla: The Toyota Corolla has consistently stood for a level of quality, reliability, efficiency and longevity: The Corolla is one of the most handed-down models we know of, and one that owners may give up on long before it gives up on them.”
Most of those seemed basic to me; Corolla, Civic, etc. But the Honda Fit? What is a Honda Fit even look like? According to what I read it sounds reliable but, I have never even seen one on the road, at least I don’t think.
So what do you think, are these all reliable AND able to withstand the wild college days?