There’s nothing more convenient as a university student than owning a car. Let’s face it: it can be tough taking public transport, especially when time is a valuable resource. You’ve got lectures to attend (when you feel like it), late night cramming to get through at the library, and sometimes you just need to get from point A-to-B without all the stops in-between. We know how hard the grind is for students, so why not invest in a vehicle to make your university life a little easier?
Here at Go Auto Outlet, we have a large selection of value vehicles and certified used vehicles for you to choose from. While many factors contribute into how you look for a vehicle, only some of them will help you save money and get the most out of its usage. That’s why we narrowed down a list of factors to consider when finding the best vehicle for your most convenient university experience.
One of the only downsides to owning a vehicle would be the extra expenses you have to budget for—especially for gas. However, it doesn’t have to heavily impact your bank account if you pick a vehicle with the right fuel economy for your budget. For students, we recommend choosing a vehicle with only a four-cylinder engine that takes regular gasoline (it also helps to have large fuel tank as well).
We also recommend only driving vehicles with an estimated combined fuel economy of below 10L/100 km. One vehicle in Go Auto Outlet’s inventory that has great fuel-efficiency is this 2010 Hyundai Elantra! With its 2L I-4 engine, It has a combined fuel economy of just 7.1L/100km with a great fuel capacity of 53 liters.
Low Odometer Reading
While purchasing a new vehicle sounds like great option, it just isn’t one of the most feasible. New vehicles depreciate faster than older ones, and your insurance rates nearly double in comparison. That’s why you need to look for a vehicle with a low number of kilometers traveled on its odometer. This is the best indication for how much the vehicle was being used by its previous owner and what kind of maintenance it may need in the near future such as oil changes, brake pad replacements, etc.
We at Go Auto Outlet recommend choosing a vehicle with an odometer reading of below 150,000 kms to get the longest driving range and overall lifespan out of it. Want to take a look at our inventory? We have a 2009 Dodge Caliber with one of the lowest odometer readings in our inventory at just 100,618 kms under its belt! Pretty impressive for a nine year-old vehicle, right? Don’t forget to ask for the Car Proof on all of our vehicle for extra assurance. We provide them to you free of charge!
Safe & Secure
One of the most important features to have in any vehicle ensures you get from point A-to-B safe and sound. Anything can happen throughout the next four or five years you’ll be study. Find a vehicle that provides the most modern and advanced safety features available for a car. Especially for studying in Edmonton, you’ll need a vehicle with ABS braking and stability control for the harsh winters. In our inventory, this 2011 Ford Fiesta provides all of these features, and more! It also incorporates traction control, as well as front and side airbags for both driver and passengers. It’s on of the safest vehicles to drive!
We hope you found this guide helpful to help you find the best vehicle to drive during your university career. From all of us here at Go Auto Outlet, we wish you the best of luck in your studies! Come to our dealership to find out more about our recommended vehicles, as well as others in our inventory. Have one of our vehicles from this post in mind? Book a test drive ahead of time on Go Auto Outlet website for your convenience. We hope you’ll stop by soon!