Mid Week Match-Up: Graduation Present

For this week’s Mid Week Match-Up, I am going to use a hypothetical person, a recent graduate of high school (he probably took a Datsun 810 to the prom).  Anyway, this recent graduate needs a car for college and you (his Dad/Mom) need to help find him something practical, reliable, big enough for to haul his stuff to school, and most importantly — cheap. Let’s impose a maximum budget of $5k and see what you can find.

Sure this college kid would love a tire smoking muscle car, but he’s much more likely to get the van behind it…sorry kid.  Comments below.

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