Yes, kids, it's back-to-school time. Time for maxing out mom and dad's credit card at Target, Best Buy and the local dispensary. And a car? You need a low price, lots of cargo space, above-average reliability and hoonability. What's the best college car?
Oh, you haven't driven an old Ford Taurus SHO? Want a harder edge, go for a well preserved first-gen (something like this one). Prefer a cruiser? Take the third-gen V8. What you give up in rear-drive doughnutability, you'll get back in driving pleasure and good 'ol American something or other. You won't be disappointed.
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