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    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Jun 28, 2024

    In the blink of an eye, it’s graduation season again. Many fans who are about to leave the university campus are asking backstage: recommend a car suitable for daily commuting, preferably under 100,000! Some fans are bold enough to ask which is better to buy, Porsche or Jaguar. I believe that some people with better financial conditions can afford luxury cars, but the mainstream is still ordinary people. So, as the first car when entering society, I think buying a car around 300,000 is already quite good. Let’s get to the point and talk about it, for those of you who are looking to buy a car!

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Do you need a car to shelter from the wind and rain or to pursue smart luxury? This is important because it means different costs. If you don’t have much money and limited support from parents or elders, just make sure you have a car to get around. A small electric scooter is convenient, but you can’t escape the wind, rain, high temperatures, and sun exposure. Plus, young people have strong social needs, so having a car will broaden the boundaries of life.

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    So how to choose a car in this situation? If it were me, I would go to the used car market without hesitation, and get a BBA with all the maintenance for less than 50,000 yuan (6880$). But this is not recommended for everyone to do, because the used car market is tricky. For example, with heavy rain everywhere, the chances of buying a waterlogged car are high, not to mention other hidden issues like accidents or ghost cars. So let’s focus on new cars now, and we have to look at the “pickled fish head.” For example, the Hongguang MINIEV, Chang’an Lumin, and Geely Panda can all be purchased for less than 50,000 yuan (6880$). These three cars are also among the top ten in new energy car sales under 100,000 yuan (13760$), offering good value for money and widely recognized by the public. Buying them as a convenient transportation option will not go wrong.

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Of course, boys may find them too cute, lacking in masculine charm, then the “Iron Man helmet” BYD seagull is perfect for you. It is the top seller of small cars with sales of 50,000 to 100,000, and its large inventory also proves its quality. Personally, I think the black warrior style seagull is especially cool, suitable for both boys and girls. If you want ample space and endurance, then the destroyer 05, Wuling Sunshine, and Volkswagen Sagitar can also be considered. Their shapes are regular, and their looks are outstanding, cars costing tens of thousands of yuan do not look worse than those costing tens of hundreds of thousands. If you want an SUV, you can consider Geely Bin Yue, Chery Tiggo 7, and Baojun Yue, etc., can be landed within one hundred thousand, with space, looks, and personality.

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    The second situation is for those with sufficient budget, who can consider more intelligent and luxurious models. With a budget of 100,000 to 150,000, there are more options to choose from. The top recommendation is the recently test-driven Sea Lion 06 DM-i. There’s nothing to pick on in terms of appearance, features, space, power, chassis, and handling. After all, as a plug-in hybrid midsize car starting at just 99,800 yuan (13730$), what more could you ask for? In addition, you can also take a look at the Changan UNI-V and Deep Blue SL03, both of which are cars that combine looks and performance. Of course, this price range is not limited to domestic brands, as there are also the Honda Civic and Xingge brothers, which can now be easily obtained for just over 100,000. Especially the Xingge, with manual transmission models available, if you want to have some fun with your car after work, it is the best choice in this price range.

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    If the budget is over 200,000, then my top two recommended cars are the Xiaomi SU7 and Zhiji L6, chosen for their popularity as internet celebrities. Looks, features, power, etc. are all must-haves. But the high profile of these cars is crucial, as young people value individuality over tradition. The Xiaomi SU7 and Zhiji L6 are versatile, making it easy for you as an owner to attract attention in your social circle, which can greatly benefit your work and life. Of course, the beautifully priced BMW 3 Series and i3 are also great choices. As traditional luxury brands, they are top-notch in all aspects, it just depends on whether you prefer gas or electric cars.

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    Best Cars for Graduates: Luxury vs. Affordability Under 100,000! Find Your Perfect Ride Now

    In the end, there’s not much to talk about cars over 300,000. A good commuter car is enough. If it’s a gift from family, you can get a car in this price range right after graduation. It’s more about experiencing life, not much reference for everyone. I suggest choosing a car under 300,000 and within your budget, young people should give themselves less pressure.