Graduates Benefit from Auto Incentives and Edmunds.com's List of Top 10 Cars for New Grads

Graduates Benefit from Auto Incentives and Edmunds.com's List of Top 10 Cars for New Grads


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Graduates Benefit from Auto Incentives and Edmunds.com's List of Top 10 Cars for New Grads

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — May 18, 2005 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced its list of Top 10 Cars for New Grads, which can be found at: http://www.edmunds.com/apps/vdpcontainers/do/vdp/articleId=105382/pageNumber=1.

"For many, graduating from college and getting that first 'real' job is celebrated by buying a cool car," said Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor in Chief. "Our Top 10 Cars for New Grads fit a range of entry-level budgets and are youthful yet sophisticated, allowing for a smooth transition from college life to the 'real world.'"

Edmunds.com's Top 10 Cars for New Grads are: (in alphabetical order)

  • Ford Escape Hybrid
  • Honda Civic
  • Kia Sportage
  • Mazda 3
  • Mercedes-Benz C230 Sports Sedan
  • Mini Cooper
  • Scion xA
  • Scion tC
  • Toyota Prius
  • Volkswagen Jetta

Recent college graduates yearning for a new car should also be aware of the special cash incentives that many automakers offer to recent graduates. This incentive, usually $500, varies by automaker and is often available in addition to whatever other incentives are currently available on a particular model. Specific information on rebates and incentives by manufacturer and model can be found at: http://www.edmunds.com/incentives/RebateController?step=0.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.

Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds.com Information Solutions and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies content for the auto sections of NYTimes.com, AOL, About.com, iVillage.com and IGN.com, provides weekly data to Automotive News and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com also publishes a high-speed, on-screen car magazine called Inside Line available free at www.insideline.com. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif. and maintains a satellite office outside Detroit.

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