NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- They might not have jobs yet, but 2013's college graduates still need wheels to get around -- and here are five great models they (or gift-giving parents) should consider buying.
"These are all affordable, sharp-looking cars with good performance -- and some have a practicality to them as well," says John DiPietro of car-buying site Edmunds.com, which recently named 2013's Best Cars for College Graduates.
Edmunds compiled its fourth-annual list by asking readers to rank some two-dozen 2013 models that cost around $25,000 and offer good looks, a fun driving experience and the kind of features 20-somethings want.
DiPietro says the candidate models included more than just econoboxes, as "not all college graduates are alike. Some business grads need formal-looking cars to take associates at a new job to lunch, while other kids want something sportier."
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