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We have a few ideas on which type of car you should get, based on your student lifestyle. Learn more about these economical and safe cars for students.
A hybrid vehicle also known as a hybrid-electric vehicle is an ideal choice for those students who are passionate about the environment. These eco-friendly rides offer longer gas mileage and a reduced carbon footprint, which means you can save money and go green at the same time. Hybrid vehicles also require less car maintenance because they use electrically powered engines leaving you with more time to prepare for the next climate change rally.
If you’re an athlete, you probably have a ton of sports equipment you need to carry to each sport you play. This means you will require a car with plenty of cargo space for your football and hockey gear. An SUV will have room for all the gear and your teammates to join you in the car after winning the game.
If you are studying music in school, play lead guitar in a band or just an avid music listener, you will probably like a car with a superlative sound system. Edmunds recommends these cars with good quality subwoofers such as the Mazda Mazda3 or the Jeep Compass. Sing to your favourite tunes and practice for your future Grammy performance with these extraordinary sound systems.
A weekend warrior could use a pickup truck. With packing up and taking off for a weekend adventure, you will most likely require a practical vehicle with plenty of space and able to handle any type of road terrain. Bring the mountain bikes and cross-country skis! A pickup truck can haul it all.
An engineering student excels in analytical thinking and mechanical skills. A car with a powerful engine such as the Ford Fiesta ST and the Honda Civic SI, recommended by Digital Trends. These cars are not only affordable but they are enjoyable to drive and have the thriving horsepower to get you where you need to go.
The free spirit
If you're all about peace, love and channeling the 60s, the Volkswagen beetle is the car for you. This iconic ride has the fuel economy to take you on your next adventure. The modern version of this car comes with up to date safety and technical features to help you breeze by.
Along with your ride, you will need auto insurance. With Desjardins Insurance, students will be able to save up to 10% on car insurance. For more information on student rates visit the Desjardins website or contact one of our licensed insurance advisors today.
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These tips are provided for information and prevention purposes only. They are general in nature, and Desjardins Insurance cannot be held liable for them. We recommend using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, tailored advice.
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