Despite what you’ve been told, buying a used car is about a lot more than fancy rims, spacious back seats and a paint job your friends will envy.
In fact, there are other things to consider besides how good you’ll look listening to Kesha with your windows down—things like affordability, reliability and gas mileage.
Trust me, I know this conversation is getting boring . . . and quick. But, you have to be smart about this. Let’s face it, the cost of filling up your tank is an issue you should take seriously. Why? Because money you spend on gas can’t be spent on the things that really matter—things like getting your hair cut, your cell phone bill and trips to some of your favorite vacation spots.
Are you feeling me now? Don’t get stuck with a giant gas guzzler or a mini bus. Here are a few options that will take it easy on your pocketbook:
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Word on the street is that the Toyota Camry Hybrid gets 35 miles per gallon on the highway and 31 in the city. Imagine how often you could jump in the car with your friends, family or whoever for an amazing road trip. Even better, imagine how many times you could cruise up and down the Las Vegas strip with that kind of gas mileage. And, it looks hot, too.
Most of your friends will tell you that the Toyota Prius is for hippies and hipsters. Don’t believe them! They’re probably just jealous that Prius drivers get as many as 49 miles per gallon in the city and 50 on the highway. Isn’t that crazy? Plus, if you want to embrace the whole hipster persona, you’ll actually be able to afford the gas it takes to drive to San Francisco. California better brace itself!
A lot of people wonder why anyone would buy a car that only holds two people, but I think it’s genius. Think of all the friends who are constantly asking you for a ride and never want to chip in for gas. With a Smart Fortwo, you can honestly say you don’t have room. See how smart that is? And, the Smart Fortwo is no lush when it comes to gas mileage either. In fact, it gets approximately 41 miles per gallon on the highway and 33 in the city. That kind of gas mileage makes romantic trips for two not only feasible but a great excuse to not bring the kids along. Enjoy!
The Fiat 500 is not only hands-down adorbs, but it’s also great on gas—they are known to get as much as 34 miles per gallon on the highway and 27 in the city. Imagine how awesome it will feel to zip back and forth between jobs, home and daycare without feeling stressed about how much gas you’re using. It also gives you the opportunity to drive to a new city, state or location for a change of scenery without feeling guilty.
You’re too stylish to be slumming it with some nasty car. I get that. But, you don’t want to spend all of your money on transportation either. Like we already talked about, you have other important things that need to be purchased as well. So, before breaking the bank, take a look at these cars that are not only dead sexy but have good gas mileage, all for a price you can afford.