At some point, you’ll probably need to give up your old college clunker because it just won’t survive the expressway commute. Buying a new set of wheels is very exciting, but picking out the model and color is just the beginning. Maybe you’d rather have a lightly used car over an expensive new one. Will you lease or buy? How will you finance it? Whatever your vehicular particulars, we have what you need to get rolling!

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Compiled by Dena Dubay, Dani Arthur, Amy Fleitas and Myra Cristobal. Illustrations by Brandy Kesl.